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Klaff’s Wine & Food Tasting To Benefit Norwalk's Whittingham Cancer Center

Top row (L to R): KC Williams, Marybeth Janke, Tammi Small, Marianne Howatson, Babs Kinneary and Julia Gross. Bottom row (L to R): Scott Lilly, Joseph Klaff Passero, Allison Passero and Linda Ossenfort
Top row (L to R): KC Williams, Marybeth Janke, Tammi Small, Marianne Howatson, Babs Kinneary and Julia Gross. Bottom row (L to R): Scott Lilly, Joseph Klaff Passero, Allison Passero and Linda Ossenfort Photo Credit: Provided

NORWALK, Conn, – Klaff’s is teaming with several area businesses as well as Norwalk Hospital’s Whittingham Cancer Center to raise awareness and support for gynecologic cancer.

On Nov. 14, Allison and Joe Passero of Klaff’s will host a Wine & Food Tasting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Klaff's, 28 Washington St., Norwalk. Proceeds will benefit women being treated at Whittingham Cancer Center.

The event will feature:

  • Wine tasting provided by BevMax
  • Martini bar with signature cocktail
  • Chef demonstration by Chef Pietro Scotti of Da Pietro’s Restaurant
  • Hors d’oeuvres by Bar Sugo, Match, Osteria Romana and Ripka’s Market
  • Desserts by Nicholas Roberts Gourmet Bistro

Each year, 71,500 women in the United States are diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer. Each gynecologic cancer is unique, with different signs and symptoms, different risk factors and different prevention strategies. All women are at risk for gynecologic cancers, and risk increases with age. When gynecologic. cancers are found early, treatment is most effective.

“Dedicated to gynecologic cancer awareness and treatment, DesiGYNs on Awareness was formed to honor my mother, Sara Herz, who died of ovarian cancer in 2008. The loss of my mother was devastating and I can’t help but think if we’d known the symptoms or if she’d been screened for the disease earlier, we could have saved her life," said Allison Passero in a statement.

“I am so appreciative of the community’s overwhelming support of this first ever event. Special thanks to BevMax, Connecticut Cottages and Gardens, HeadRush, Bar Sugo, DaPietro’s Restaurant, Match, Nicholas Roberts Gourmet Bistro, Osteria Romana and Ripka’s Market for sharing their time and talents for this important cause.”

Tickets are $100 and can be purchase online or by calling 203-852-2216.

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