Rare French Wine Auction to Raise Funds for Jerome Lejeune Foundation, November 13th in NYC

Every so often I promote a fundraising event that I think benefits a particularly worthwhile cause, while simultaneously features exciting wines in its charitable pursuit. Working to improve the lives of those afflicted with Down Syndrome and other genetic intellectual disabilities, the Jerome Lejeune Foundation will receive money raised  from upcoming November 13, 2013 seated wine tasting and auction hosted by Metrowine, conducted by Sotheby’s. A collection of rare French wines will be offered; the list of wines and further information on the event is provided below. Naturally, if you can’t attend the event, you can always donate directly.

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Pioneering innovative therapies to improve the lives of those living with Down syndrome and other genetic intellectual disabilities.

Deadline November 6th,
Register TODAY!

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Wine Tasting
and Auction

to benefit
the Jerome
Lejeune Foundation

November 13, 2013
320 Park Ave. (at 50th St.), NYC

Hosted by Metrowine Distribution Company, Inc., New York
with Badet-Clement & Co., Nuits-Saint-Georges, Beaune.
Auction conducted by Sotheby’s.

A sampling of the wineries which will be represented for auction include:
  • Domaine de La Romanee Conti, Vosne-Romanée
  • Domaine Méo-Camuzet, Vosne-Romanée
  • Maison Louis Jadot, Beaune
  • Domaine Henri Boillot, Vonay
  • Domaine Vincent Bouzereau, Meursault
  • Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine, Pernand-Vergelesses
  • Domaine des Beaumont, Morey-Saint-Denis
  • Hospices de Beaune
    Beaune 1er Cru “Cuvée Brunet” 2009 labeled “au profit de la Fondation Jerome Lejeune”

More producers and wines may be viewed here.

These wines are distributed to the U.S. in very limited quanitites each year. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to obtain rare wines at auction prices. Wines have been donated for this event by friends of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation in France. Your purchases will directly support the mission of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation, USA.

Other wines will be auctioned, or available for direct purchase, at deeply discounted prices. Wines will be available in prices to suit casual wine drinkers as well as connoisseurs and collectors.

This is a perfect opportunity to purchase gifts, and to stock cellars and wine racks for the holidays.

REGISTER NOW. This is a professionally served, seated tasting. Attendance is limited to the first 125 who register.

Location:    Mutual of America Building
320 Park Avenue (at 50th St.), 35th Floor
New York, NY

Time:          6:30 PM Cocktail reception
7:30 PM Seated tastings, followed by the live auction

Price:          $350. Tastings, reception and hors d’oeuvres

All proceeds will benefit the Jerome Lejeune Foundation, USA, a tax-exempt, 501(C)(3) charitable organization. All but $100 of each ticket price may be claimed as a charitable contribution on federal income tax.

Click to register, or call 267-403-2910.

For more information, see, www.LejeuneUSA.org/wine-auction

Cropped_LejeuneJerome Lejeune was one of the most significant figures of the 20th century. In 1958 he discovered the existence of an additional chromosome on the 21st pair, establishing, for the first time, a link between an intellectual disability and its genetic cause. Lejeune would go on to discover the genetic cause of cri-du-chat syndrome, and to advance understanding of fragile X syndrome and others. In 1962 he was honored by President John F. Kennedy with the first Kennedy Prize for his research into genetic intellectual disability and for discovering the genetic cause of Down syndrome. In 1969 he received the William Allen Award from the American Society of Human Genetics – the highest award possible for a geneticist. Jérôme Lejeune died April 3, 1994, shortly after being appointed by Pope John Paul II to serve as the first president of the Pontifical Academy for Life. His cause for beatification was introduced in 2007 and is now being considered by the Vatican.

The Jerome Lejeune Foundation is the world’s largest private funder of research into genetic intellectual disabilities. Its mission is to provide research, care, and advocacy for individuals with Down syndrome and other genetic intellectual disabilities by conducting, promoting, and funding in the United States therapeutically oriented research; by assisting in the development of healthcare services for these individuals; and by serving as their advocate in a spirit of respect for the dignity of all human persons.
2007399E-LOGO-AF-QThe Wine Tasting and Auction to benefit the Jerome Lejeune Foundation is made possible in part by the support of Air France

Auction and tasting hosted by Metrowine Distribution Co, Inc., New York, in collaboration with Maison Badet-Clément & Co. Nuits-Saint-George, Beaune.

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