PORTLAND, Ore. (October 4, 2014) – Five top chefs led by 2014 James Beard Award recipient and event culinary chair Naomi Pomeroy of BEAST, will join forces to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience at the inaugural St. Jude Autumn Harvest, 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Nines Hotel on 525 Southwest Morrison St., to raise awareness and funding for children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.
Pomeroy will be joined by a team of Portland chefs including: Aaron Barnett of St. Jack, Jason French of Ned Ludd, Gregory Gourdet of Departure, Josh McFadden of Ava Gene’s and Sarah Schafer of Irving Street Kitchen. They are preparing an eight course progressive dinner for 250 guests. Live entertainment and auction also planned to raise funds for St. Jude. Thanks to events like this one, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Guests will hear firsthand how significant this is – thanks to a local St. Jude patient family that plans to attend and share their story.
“I’m thrilled to be supporting such a unique cause the best way I know how and appreciative to the other chefs who have graciously agreed to share their time and talents,” said Chef Naomi Pomeroy, Beast. “As a mother, knowing that St. Jude is fighting for every kid to have a chance at life is comforting and I’m proud to partner in that effort.”
Seating for the inaugural St. Jude Autumn Harvest is limited. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased at stjude.org/autumnharvest or by calling 1 (800) 954-5499.
Event sponsors include: Directors Mortgage, Chevron, LifeWise Health, Williams-Sonoma, Wright Development, Evanta, AlphaBroadcasting, North American Spirits & Wine, Eola Hills Winery, and media personalities Jenny Hansson from KOIN 6 and Jake Byron from 99.7 The Bull. For sponsorship details or to donate, visit stjude.org/autumnharvest or contact Kelly Hutsell at email@example.com.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and cures childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to increase the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. To learn more, visit stjude.org or follow St. Jude at @stjuderesearch.