James Beard Chefs, Global Sommeliers, and Art Community Join for Breast Cancer Awareness

DETROIT, Oct. 25, 2023 ~ The Dynami Foundation is bringing together trailblazing culture makers to join forces for Breast Cancer Awareness in Detroit. The 8th Annual Uncork for a Cure event is uniting the healing power of art and food to create pieces of work and provide sustenance for a cause. The fundraising event has raised over two million dollars over the years and has had a major impact on groundbreaking new research in support of lobular breast cancer through their partnership with University of Michigan's Rogel Cancer Center, University of PIttsburgh Medical Center, University of Colorado, and Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Breast cancer survivor and Dynami founder, Flora Migyanka, is leading the way to bring culture and the community together with physicians and field experts, to drive expanded research for a cure to lobular breast cancer which accounts for 15% of all breast cancers yet only receives 1% of research funding. Joining her is cousin, Master Sommelier Madeline Triffon of Plum Market, whose mother was also impacted by breast cancer. Together they will be pairing wine with award-winning food from local Detroit chefs such as Barda, Bar Pigalle, Basan, Brine Oyster House, Cantoro Italian Market, Chartreuse, Grey Ghost, Lena, Leila/Phoenicia, Mabel Gray, Marrow Motor City Seafood Oak & Reel Selden Standard SheWolf Takoi The Apparatus Room.

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Executive chef and co-owner of SheWolf Pastificio & Bar Anthony Lombardo said "From the beginning–back when Uncork for a Cure was at Bacco Ristorante–I've been honored to support such a meaningful cause and an organization that's making a real difference in the fight against lobular breast cancer. Flora is a force and I'm proud to be a part of all that Dynami does."

Artwork curated by Mary Wysocki from Paragon Art Collective will be unveiled at the event from local and international artists. Mike Han–whose mother and grandmother are breast cancer survivors–will be back for another year auctioning off a piece of his work in honor of breast cancer awareness. Local artists Eric "El Cappy" Lowry, Amelia Currier Takeisha Jefferson will also join Mike Han to support the research and awareness for lobular breast cancer. Takeisha Jefferson said "Believing in the power of advocacy rooted in compassion I dedicate myself to causes beyond my own sphere. For my children friends and family I strive to make a difference. This initiative holds profound significance for me."

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Uncork for a Cure has recently supported never-before-seen opportunities to monitor lobular breast cancer's recurrence as well as biomarker research cutting edge research to combat cancer cells' tendency to mutate which otherwise makes them resistant to treatment among many other initiatives that are underway. Dynami founder Flora Migyanka said "For Uncork for a Cure to be in its 8th year now–while raising over $2 million for research–is incredible. And yet we still have a long way to go to continue to fight lobular breast cancer."

The 8th Annual Uncork for a Cure will take place on November 4th at the M1 Concourse with tickets available on DynamiFoundation.org . All proceeds will go towards driving further research into ILC (invasive lobular carcinoma).
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