A dessert auction to benefit the Komen NC Triad Race for the Cure will be held Saturday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Belk Court at Hanes Mall. Area restaurants, bakeries, celebrities and friends for the cure donated all the items for the auction. A preview of all the desserts and bidder registration will begin at 10 a.m.
Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines will also be on hand to issue a special announcement regarding the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, scheduled for May 3 in Winston-Salem. His announcement is scheduled for 11 a.m. The auction will begin immediately following the announcement.
More than 100 items have been donated, including a yellow cake with chocolate frosting by Mayor Joines, “The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou – Signed Edition” by Maya Angelou, a “22-minute chocolate cake” by cookbook author Flossie Johnson, a café mocha cake by Ketchie Creek Bakery, a chocolate raspberry layer cake by Mrs. Pumpkin, a lemon pound cake by Unique Bakery, a hummingbird cake by the Sweet Shoppe, a tiramisu by Coppola’s Pizzeria, a dinner party for eight at Bonefish Grill, and much more.
Allegacy Federal Credit Union and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center are co-presenting sponsors of the Komen NC Triad Race for the Cure and the dessert auction.
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Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (www.wfubmc.edu) is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Brenner Children’s Hospital, Wake Forest University Physicians, and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine and Piedmont Triad Research Park. The system comprises 1,154 acute care, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and has been ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report since 1993. Wake Forest Baptist is ranked 32nd in the nation by America’s Top Doctors for the number of its doctors considered best by their peers. The institution ranks in the top third in funding by the National Institutes of Health and fourth in the Southeast in revenues from its licensed intellectual property.
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