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March of Dimes Signature Chef Auction, Sept. 20

Chef Jonathan Cambra of The Boat House is 2012 Signature Chef Executive Chef Jonathan Cambra, of Tiverton’s Boat House Waterfront Dining restaurant, has been named the March of Dimes …

Chef Jonathan Cambra of The Boat House is 2012 Signature Chef

Executive Chef Jonathan Cambra, of Tiverton’s Boat House Waterfront Dining restaurant, has been named the March of Dimes 2012 Signature Chef. The event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 6 pm to 10 pm at Belle Mer in Newport. It will combine the talents of the region’s leading chefs who prepare their signature dishes, and a silent and live auction. Twenty-six chefs will participate.

Tickets are $150 each, and corporate tables and sponsorship is available. Contact March of Dimes at 401-454-1911 or go to www.marchofdimes.com/rhodeisland.

The Presenting Sponsor is UnitedHealthcare of New England. Co-chairs are Ellen Gracyalny of Gracie’s and Annette Picerne.

“I’m honored to be named Signature Chef of this year’s Signature Chefs Auction for the March of Dimes Rhode Island,” said Chef Cambra. “As a father, I can empathize with parents who are grappling with any kind of health challenge facing their children. I’m happy to do anything I can to help families who are struggling with the health of their young babies.”

March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies. For more information, visit the March of Dimes Web site at marchofdimes.com or its Spanish language Web site at nacersano.org.

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