Food, Wine and Online Auction for a Cause!

The Sanctuary’s Sixth Annual Gourmet & Grapes event is soon to be under way this Friday, February 7th!

The weekend long culinary event is in benefit of the Medical University of South Carolina, Hollings Cancer Center. Since its inception in 2009, Gourmet & Grapes has raised more than $650,000 for cancer research programs at Hollings Cancer Center. With stagnant federal funding, this contribution has proved invaluable in the cancer research conducted in South Carolina.

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Attendee enjoying the Live Auction at the 2013 event. Photo captured by Andrew Cebulka.

Saturday evening guests will savor the flavors of the Southeast. Meet the chefs and taste their unique creations while sipping on distinctive wines from around the world at this main event and auction gala (see below regarding online auction opportunity). Guests will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite dish/chef with our Golden Fork Award! Then, dance the night away with a champagne and chocolate afterglow. Tickets are still available!

Wanting to participate but not able to attend? Well, get your clicking finger ready and pull out that wallet!  Hollings Cancer Center has started a new online auction opportunity for those who are not able to attend this weekend’s event. Visit to view the available silent auction items and to start the 2014 weekend bidding process! Online auction opens on Tuesday, February 4th at noon and is available until 10pm Friday, February 7th.


Tickets and Details

Gourmet & Grapes tickets may be purchased for the entire weekend or individual events. A range of sponsorships are also available for all events. For details, please go to or contact the Hollings Cancer Center Office of Development at 843-792-9335 or or

About Hollings Cancer Center

The Hollings Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center in South Carolina and one of just 67 NCI centers in the country. This distinction is based on the depth and breadth of research at Hollings and places the cancer center among the elite research institutions in the nation.