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Uncork for a Cure Raises Funds for Breast Cancer Research

November 13, 2018

The 2018 Uncork for a Cure on Nov. 9 hosted at Cauley Ferrari in West Bloomfield featured luxury cars, a curated wine selection and raised funds for breast cancer research.

By Cassie Kunze

Photography by Davey McLeod

Acclaimed chefs came together for the third annual Uncork for a Cure on Friday, Nov. 9 to satisfy palates and raise funds for the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center Breast Oncology Program and Breast Care Center.

The lavish event ticketed at $500 per person was hosted at Cauley Ferrari in West Bloomfield, where guests enjoyed wine tastings expertly curated by renowned master sommelier Madeline Triffon of Plum Market. The event’s strolling dinner featured cuisines from local chefs, including James Rigato of Mabel Gray, Kate Williams of Lady of the House, Andy Hollyday of Selden Standard and four-time James Beard Award-nominated chef and owner of Bacco Ristorante, Luciano Del Signore. Signore shared his excitement to contribute to the event and thanked guests for supporting the important cause.

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Event chair Flora Migyanka shares her story of surviving breast cancer.

Event chair Flora Migyanka shared her story of being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. She says before her diagnosis, cancer was not something she was concerned about.

“I was an active 40-year-old woman,” Migyanka says. “I did yoga, ate well, did not drink often and didn’t have a strong family history of cancer.”

After years of treatment, she is cancer-free thanks to the innovative and multidisciplinary approach to breast oncology at UM Breast Cancer Center. Migyanka has since founded Uncork for a Cure to support advancements in breast cancer research, and says she dreams of a day where no one else must suffer from the horrible disease.

Donate to Uncork for a Cure here. See more photos in the gallery above.

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