Because of its sharp edges, the bowtie was first added to tuxedos to deter overzealous cufflinks and chatty cummerbunds from rising up and butting into cocktail-party conversations. Keep dress clothes docile with today's deal: for $75, you get one VIP ticket to The NephCure Foundation's Countdown to a Cure event on Sunday, April 10 (a $150 value).
Founded in 1999, The NephCure Foundation strives to improve treatment and find a cure for the potentially debilitating kidney diseases nephrotic syndrome and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, or FSGS. Held at the Pier 5 Hotel, the Countdown to a Cure benefit offers an opulent and altruistic evening in support of the foundation's unique medical mission. The VIP evening beings with an open-bar cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by a dinner at 6:30 p.m. prepared by Bryan Sullivan, executive chef at Harbor Magic Hotels.
Philanthropic partygoers will also be able to commingle and dine with Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famer Jim Palmer, Mike Flanagan, Rick Dempsey, Boog Powell, B.J. Surhoff, and others. In addition to the night's lineup of epicurean eats, Orioles broadcasters Tom Davis and Fred Manfra will emcee. There will also be a silent and live auction, with marquee items that may or may not include splinters from Cal Ripken's lucky toothpick. An elegant evening by the water, Countdown to a Cure helps to celebrate and support the patients who bravely battle kidney disease, along with their family, their friends, and the larger medical community.
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