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Celebrities and Top Chefs Raise More Than $560,000 for Scleroderma Research Foundation

October 15, 2016 by  

Celebrities and Top Chefs Raise More Than $560,000 for Scleroderma Research Foundation
On October 13, celebrities, chefs and community leaders joined forces at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas for the bi-annual, Cool Comedy-Hot Cuisine “blue” carpet event (Pictured: Neon Trees – Photo credit: Getty Images)

Pawn Stars Chumlee, Richard Harrison and Corey "Big Hoss" Harrison

Pawn Stars Chumlee, Richard Harrison and Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison

Photo credit: Getty Images

Featuring the best in cuisine and comedy, this event raises awareness for scleroderma funds to support the Scleroderma Research Foundation’s innovative research program, bringing hope and helping to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from this debilitating disease.

Chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken with Bill Bellamy

Chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken with Bill Bellamy

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Funnyman Bill Bellamy emceed the night, while guests including the cast of “Pawn Stars” enjoyed an elaborate dinner prepared by four of Las Vegas’ Top Chef Masters alumni. Chefs Rick Moonen, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger and Hubert Keller prepared a decadent four-course dinner, with dishes including Chef Keller’s Duck Terrine, Chef Moonen’s True North Seafood Shepherd’s Pie, Chefs Mary Sue and Susan’s Beef Shortribs, and a delectable Campfire Nutella Smores Cake that was lit on fire and prepared by Executive Pastry Chef Keris Kuwana of Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, located at The Venetian Las Vegas.

Chef Rick Moonen

Chef Rick Moonen

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Absinthe’s The Gazillionaire hosted an exclusive live auction with packages including a Napa Valley adventure and in-home Top Chef Masters dinners, with all donations going toward Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF). Comedian Bob Saget entertained guests with a musical standup routine and an energetic performance by hot pop rock band Neon Trees concluded the night.

SRF Board Member and event Chairman Saville Kellner thanked guests for attending and supporting the event and foundation saying, “Scleroderma can kiss my butt if it thinks we are going anywhere without a fight, and with your help and generosity, that fight continues tonight… Thank you all for so much for trying to help us find a cure for this disease, for giving us hope and for changing lives.”

Due to the generous donations during the silent and live auction, the Scleroderma Research Foundation raised more than $560,000 to go toward funding research to find a cure for this debilitating disease.

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