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Local Nonprofit to Present Walk-Around Culinary Experience in Morristown

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Morristown, NJ – The Jo-Ann Danzis Foundation is hosting its first annual walk-around culinary and wine experience: Cork and Fork for a Cause.

The exclusive event wil be held Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Morris Museum on 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown.

Event features include artisan wines arranged by David Wagner of Berkeley Wines and high end culinary tastings from noted chefs in the northern New Jersey area—such as Chefs Thomas Ciszak and Dennis Mathews of Blue Morel and Chef Paul Viggiano, who has appeared on Food Network’s "Chopped"—as well as a silent action and wine pull.

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Some of the silent auction items include:

  • A week at the Crane Luxury Resort in Barbados
  • Catered dinner at home for six from Chef Paul Viggiano
  • Box tickets to the New York Philharmonic
  • Premium seats to New Jersey Ballet's "Nutcracker" performance
  • Portrait photography and canvas art packages 
  • Bottle of 30-year-old Appleton Estate Jamaican rum
  • Summer membership to the West Orange Tennis Club
  • Boomer Esiason signed football, jersey and helmet
  • Box tickets to a Somerset Patriots game
  • Tennis lessons
  • Gym memberships
  • At-home auto detailing services

Select Morris Museum exhibits will be open for viewing.

All event proceeds will be donated to the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center in aid of pancreatic cancer research.  The Jo-Ann Danzis Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises money for the advancement of cancer research.

For sponsorship and ticket information, visit https://danzis.org/events/.

About the Jo-Ann Danzis Foundation

From Jo-Ann Danzis’ Obituary…..

“Jo-Ann Danzis, A Small Giant”

“Anyone who’s had a connection to pancreatic cancer knows that it’s particularly aggressive. Although she passed on Jan. 28, 2015, Jo-Ann Danzis approached this disease with a tireless energy like she did with all other endeavors in life inspiring many others along the way. It was this determination that allowed her to survive for nearly three and a half years….Only 5’2” and living just about 74 years, she may have been short in stature, shorted in years but was very long in life.”

Who was Jo-Ann? A “perpetual motion machine” who wove a broad life and always relished a challenge. From the beginning and with a competitive spirit she accomplished much. With many years as a college professor, high school teacher and research chemist at the Rockefeller Institute—when women were a less than common in scientific research—she always sought to broaden knowledge and pass it on to others. After raising her family, she returned to professional life to become a successful private businesswoman. While her career played an important role in her identity it was her personal life that truly made her who she was: an athlete, painter, photographer, sculptor, art collector, lover of music and theater, gourmet cook and wine collector...but more than anything she cherished her role as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend who would always share her wisdom, fortitude and selfless nature.

It was this expansive and rich existence that inspired the formation of the Jo-Ann Danzis Foundation. By supporting the advancement of our mission, the foundation aims to improve the lives of all it touches while remaining as a lasting memorial to the person whose name it bears.

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