T.J. Martell Foundation Will Honor Renowned Wine Critic Robert M. Parker Jr. At World Tour of Wine Event
Dinner by Guest Chef Marc Murphy Will Fund Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research
NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The T.J. Martell Foundation is proud to announce the distinguished guests for the World Tour of Wine dinner on November 15(th) at Stone Rose Lounge at the Time Warner Center overlooking the iconic Central Park in Manhattan. The non-profit organization will present the Grand Cru Award to Robert M. Parker, Jr., renowned wine critic/writer and founder of The Wine Advocate. Guests will enjoy a special menu by Marc Murphy, Chef & Owner of Benchmarc Restaurant Group and judge of Food Network’s Chopped.
“It is such an honor to have wine critic Robert M. Parker, Jr. attend as a special guest and honoree this year,” says T.J. Martell Foundation CEO Laura Heatherly. “Celebrity chef Marc Murphy will create a special four-course dinner and wine collectors will bring world class wines to share with the guests at their tables. This will be a wonderful evening to remember and will help raise vital funds for cancer and AIDS research.”
Each year, wine enthusiasts and Martell supporters come together to raise glasses and funds for exceptional cancer and AIDS research. Guests and celebrities enjoy a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, a gourmet dinner and rare tastings from exclusive wine cellars.
Past vintners and vineyards include Donald Patz of Patz & Hall, Doug Shafer of Shafer Vineyards, Corrine Mentzelopoulos of Chateau Marguax, Dr. Alain Raynaud of Chateau Quinault L’Enclos and Sarah & Sparky Marquis of Mollywooker Winery.
ABOUT THE T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION
Founded in 1975 by music industry executive, Tony Martell, the T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer & AIDS; it has provided over $250 million over the past thirty-seven years. The Foundation funds early-stage research projects at eleven excellent institutions across the nation. This research is aimed at developing more effective clinical treatments for patients which otherwise might not be funded. Four of our hospitals are recognized in the 2012 list of Top-Ranked Hospitals for Cancer in U.S. News & World Report.
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SOURCE T.J. Martell Foundation