On Thursday, November 9th Mutual Funds Against Cancer held its third annual Wine & Spirits Extravaganza. The luxurious State Room was filled with over 400 senior business and financial executives in New England helping the event raise over $80,000. This brought MFAC’s 2006 fundraising to over $350,000, a 56% increase from 2005.
The event was sponsored by many of the top US financial services firms including GCom2 Solutions, State Street Corp, Confluence, 75 Search Partners, Legg Mason, Schroder Investment Management, John Hancock, Evergreen Investments, Ernst & Young, Old Mutual Asset Management, ADP, Computershare, SEI, Investors Bank & Trust, and Omgeo.
Highlights of the event featured wines from around the world provided by MS Walker and a martini bar tasting hosted by William Grant & Sons. Paul Stewart, Director of the Boston Bruins Foundation, former NHL referee, and cancer survivor hosted the event with passion, conviction and humor. Stewart led the crowd with a live auction featuring a trip to Super Bowl XLI in Miami.
The awards program included MFAC’s annual "Expect Miracles" award, presented to Mike Seidel from MS Walker. "Expect Miracles" is a mindset possessed by only the rare few and recognizes its recipient for their commitment and dedication in the fight to eradicate cancer. We honored Mike for all his support, assistance and dedication to the Expect Miracles Wine & Spirits Extravaganza as it is because of Mike that MFAC is able to have such a wonderful annual event.
The 2006 Premier Sponsor Award was presented to Lonnie Macdonald from GCom Solutions. This award is presented annually to the MFAC premier sponsor and recognizes them for their role as an industry leader in the fight to eradicate cancer. Their deep-rooted generosity and dedication makes them an organization that not only believes in miracles, but expects miracles. GCom2 Solutions has been instrumental is leading MFAC to surpass our million dollar mark in 2006.
We thank all of you who attended and supported this year’s Expect Miracles Wine & Spirits Extravaganza. We are elated you have joined our team in the battle to eradicate this deadly disease. Together we can expect miracles.