Fifth Year of Fantastic Food, Fabulous Cars & Fine Wine to Raise Funds for Leukemia and Neurofibromatosis Fight, Budding Chefs

  Fifth Year of Fantastic Food, Fabulous Cars & Fine Wine to Raise Funds for
             Leukemia and Neurofibromatosis Fight, Budding Chefs

Garden Party Foundation's goal: Raising awareness for charity and the need for
philanthropic giving

PR Newswire

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich., May 15, 2013

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Fantastic food, fabulous
cars and fine wine will be served up at the fifth annual Garden Party, a
fundraiser to help fight leukemia and neurofibromatosis and assist budding
chefs. The event will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2013, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
on the beautiful grounds of Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Michigan.

The event will raise money for three organizations, Children's Leukemia
Foundation of Michigan, Children's Tumor Foundation and Oakland Community
College's Culinary Studies Institute.

"The Garden Party is a terrific opportunity to show support for families
battling leukemia and help give them hope, as well as open the doors of
opportunity for emerging talents who could be the Next Top Chef," said Sydney
L. Ross, founder of The Garden Party Foundation and owner of Great Lakes Wine
& Spirits, based in Highland Park. "This year, we have added a third charity,
Children's Tumor Foundation. The Garden Party is extremely fortunate and
grateful for the support from our partners and entire community. We invite
everyone to join us on June 9 at Meadow Brook Hall to enjoy great food, admire
classic cars and sample amazing wines while providing philanthropic support to
these great charities."

The Garden Party will feature fare from 30 of Michigan's best restaurants
including Andiamo Restaurant Group, Beverly Hills Grill, The Epicurean Group,
Kruse and Muer, The Rugby Grille and Trattoria Stella, among others. The
exquisite cuisine offered during the affair will be paired with 100 of the
finest wines, classic car display and live entertainment.

Tickets for The Garden Party are $150 per person. Attire is traditional Garden
Party chic. The hosts request that ladies wear hats. Guests must be 18 to
attend. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or
calling 248-953-8123.

The Garden Party is presented by Advance Engineering. 2013 Garden Party
sponsors include Atlas Oil, Bodman PLC, Cambridge Consulting Group, Frank
Campanale, Celani Family Vineyards, Charity Motors, Comerica, Conveyor
Handling Company, Crain Communications Inc, Ecolab Inc., eTitle Agency, GM
Foundation, Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, Huntington Bank, Hylant Group,
Jennifer & Dan Gilbert, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Kay & Gary Cowger, Korotkin
Insurance Group, Kowalski Companies, HOUR Detroit, Alphonse S. Lucarelli, Lori
Koenig & Stan Moore, Meijer, MillerCoors, News/Talk 760 WJR, Plum Market,
Royal Oak Recycling, Rugiero Promise Foundation, Ryder, The Hungry Dudes, The
Morawski's, Wendy & Bob Schaffer, Walt Siklich, The Suburban Collection,
Thomas Sebold & Associates, UHY Advisors, Inc. and Universal Container.

In 2012, The Garden Party raised $40,000 each for Children's Leukemia
Foundation of Michigan and the OCC Culinary Studies Institute and $20,000 for
Susan G. Komen for a Cure.

Headquartered in Troy, Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan is a
statewide agency helping Michigan families cope with leukemia, lymphoma, and
related disorders by providing information, financial assistance and emotional

The Children's Tumor Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) medical foundation,
dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families
affected by the neurofibromatosis.

OCC's Culinary Studies Institute provides students with hands-on experiences
in one of the largest facilities of its type, with quality instruction by
award-winning faculty.

About The Garden Party Foundation
The Garden Party Foundation was founded by Sydney L. Ross and his wife,
Elizabeth. The Garden Party event was initiated and is maintained by The J.
Lewis Cooper family and Elizabeth and Sydney L. Ross Foundation. The purpose
of The Garden Party is to create a pleasant Sunday afternoon that is pleasing
to the eye, the palate, and for its charitable aspect – pleasing to the soul.
The Garden Party Foundation's mission is to support multiple local charities
and use money raised to support Michigan causes. The foundation also aims to
make The Garden Party the finest and most prominent food and wine event in the

For more information visit or call

SOURCE The Garden Party

Contact: Elyse Ruen, 248-953-8123,
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