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Chilton Hospital’s Wine Tasting Fundraiser is Apr. 26
04/01/2013

Chilton Hospital Foundation’s ninth annual Wines of the World fundraising event will be held Friday, April 26, at the Preakness Hills Country Club, Wayne. Pictured are committee members toasting to great community health: George Wolfson, owner of ShopRite Liquors in Lincoln Park (left) and James Messina, general manager of Preakness Hills Country Club.

Chilton Hospital invites the community to its ninth annual Bon Vivant wine tasting fundraiser on Friday, April 26, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., at the Preakness Hills Country Club, 1050 Ratzer Road, Wayne, NJ.

The “Wines of the World” event will feature over 200 wines from around the globe, including Europe, the Americas, Australia and New Zealand. The major sponsor of the event is by Montclair Radiology Associates.

In addition, premium liquors, brandies, cognacs, single malt scotches, whiskeys and craft beers will also be available for sampling. An extensive array of hors d’oeuvres and international foods will be served. The event will also feature music and a silent auction including trips to Napa Valley, CA, and Park City, UT.

“Attendees can be assured that they are in for a fun-filled evening with proceeds going to a great cause,” said Interim Director of Chilton Hospital Foundation and Director of Community Outreach Joan Beloff. “We recently kicked off our 12-month, $5 million Capital Campaign, with a major component being expansion and modernization of the Chilton Cancer Center. Unfortunately, many of our community members have or had loved ones affected by the disease. The wine tasting event will help the hospital provide the latest technology—including the new linear accelerator radiation machine—in a warm, caring environment, close to home.”

The event features a VIP Experience from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., which includes a lecture with Michael Meagher, wine educator from Treasury Wine Estates, who will share his passion and knowledge for wine. He holds Advanced Sommelier certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers, has placed in national and international sommelier competitions and has had work published in the Journal of Culinary Science and Technology. The VIP Experience is limited to 50 participants and allows sampling of fine wines not offered to the general admission.

Tickets and Contact Information:
The VIP Experience is $200 per person and general admission is $150 per person (The tax deductible portion of this ticket is $125 for VIP; $80 for general). To make reservations or for more information, call (973) 831-5165 or email nporter@chiltonhealth.org. Make reservations early as Wines of the World sells out quickly. Dress is business casual. Visit www.chiltonhealth.org/special-events to view information on other upcoming fundraising events.

About the Chilton Hospital Foundation:
The Chilton Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. All gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent currently allowed by law.

About Michael Meagher:
Michael Meagher is currently the Luxury Account Manager for Treasury Wine Estates. A graduate of Harvard University and the Culinary Institute of America, Michael has held a number of positions in the beverage industry at BOKX 109, Sel de la Terre and L’Espalier. Michael is in the process of completing his Diploma of Wine Studies from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust in London and was the winner of the 2010 Chaine des Rotisseurs Best Young Sommelier competition. He founded the Boston Sommelier society in 2009 and currently serves as chairman for its 140 members. Michael also received a Master of Arts degree In Gastronomy at Le Cordon Bleu. His Master’s thesis, “A New Twist on Tradition: Professional Reaction to Screw Cap Wines in the United States,” was excerpted in the December 2008 Journal of Culinary Science and Technology.

Chilton Hospital is a fully accredited, 260-bed, acute-care, community hospital. It is the first hospital in New Jersey to received Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Chilton recently embarked on a $24 million modernization project, which includes the Cardiovascular Interventional Lab, The Breast Center and the Total Joint Center. It is also a four-time recipient of the HealthGrades Specialty Excellence Award in Stroke, and Five-Star Rated for Stroke Care, the highest possible, for six years in a row. In addition, Chilton is also Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement and Total Knee Replacement for 2012. Chilton’s many services include a state-of-the-art Emergency Department, the Sleep Health Institute, the Comprehensive Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, the Chilton Cancer Center, the MotherBaby Center a weight loss surgery program and minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery. The hospital is located at 97 West Parkway in Pompton Plains, NJ 07444. For more information about Chilton's facilities and services, or to find a doctor by name, specialty, or location, please visit www.chiltonhealth.org or call 1-888-CHILTON.

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