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Event to honor Jan Moran and JM Family Enterprises, Inc. and benefit the Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Research Institute at Holy Cross

The Holy Cross Hospital Auxiliary presents its 60th annual fundraiser on Saturday, April 16 at the Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA), located at 1855 Griffin Road in Dania Beach.

"Epicurean Escapade 2016: A Food & Wine Experience" will feature themed presentations of gourmet food and fine wine from exciting global culinary destinations. Guests are invited to indulge in full plates of delectable cuisine and generous pairings of a wide variety of wines while enjoying a fun evening of dancing and live musical entertainment. The event is part of a yearlong celebration of the non-profit hospital's 60th anniversary.

“This is a very special year for us,” said Dr. Patrick Taylor, president and CEO of Holy Cross. “We are humbled to be celebrating 60 years of serving the healthcare needs of our community."

The event will honor Jan Moran and JM Family Enterprises, Inc. Proceeds will benefit the Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Research Institute at Holy Cross, which specializes in leading-edge clinical trials for the diagnosis and treatment of heart, coronary artery and vascular disease.

Jan Moran and her husband, late automotive pioneer Jim Moran, donated $1 million for a cardiovascular intensive care unit after his lifesaving open-heart surgery at Holy Cross in 1988. In 2000, they contributed $6 million along with JM Family Enterprises to construct the Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Center.

Jim and Jan Moran and JM Family Enterprises also created the Moran Challenge in 2006 to inspire the community to assist in the development of the Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Research Institute. The Moran Challenge is generously matching $1 for every $1.60 donated by the community, with a goal of raising $26 million for the Institute.

Sponsors of the Epicurean Escapade include Diamond sponsor JM Family Enterprises, Inc., the Guerrieri Family Foundation as the Presenting sponsor, and Ruby sponsors Liz and Kurt Langsenkamp, the Medical Staff of Holy Cross Hospital, and Jan Moran.

Tickets are $250 per person. For more information, call Elaine Lacker at 954-229-8562.

 

About Holy Cross Hospital

A part of Trinity Health, Fort Lauderdale, FL-based Holy Cross Hospital is a full-service, non-profit, Catholic, teaching hospital operating in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy.

Through strategic collaborations and a commitment to being a person-centered, transforming, healing presence, the 557-bed hospital offers progressive inpatient, outpatient and community outreach services and clinical research trials to meet our diverse community's evolving healthcare needs.

Thriving since 1955, Holy Cross Hospital's medical staff numbers more than 600, represents more than 40 specialties and is complemented by more than 3,000 employees— all  working to make Holy Cross our community's trusted health partner for life.

To learn more about Holy Cross Hospital, visit holy-cross.com, “like” Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale on Facebook at facebook.com/holycrossfl, or follow @holycrossfl on Twitter.