Uncork for a Cure Goes Digital With Dining Packages and a Virtual Panel

Dynami Foundation has partnered with restaurant such as Grey Ghost, SheWolf, and Apparatus Room for this year’s fundraiser for breast cancer research
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Breast cancer survivor Flora Migyanka (pictured above) began Uncork for a Cure in 2016. This year, the event will be held virtually. // Photograph courtesy of Dynami Foundation 

Enjoy dishes by top metro Detroit chefs and a champagne toast in the comfort of your home while supporting breast cancer research during Dynami Foundation’s upcoming Uncork for a Cure fundraiser.

Instead of its usual in-person celebration of food, drink, and philanthropy at Cauley Ferrari in West Bloomfield Township, the annual event will take place online on Nov. 14. A virtual symposium — called Progress in Breast Cancer Care, Advocacy, and Survivorship — will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and feature panels with doctors and experts from the University of Michigan Breast Cancer Center, the Karmanos Cancer Institute, Van Elslander Cancer Center, and more.

At 7 p.m., attendees can join Dynami Foundation founder Flora Migyanka, medical experts, chefs, and other guests for a virtual toast. Registration for both activities is available online. There is no cost to attend, but donations are encouraged. Donations go toward breast cancer research, survivorship, patient outreach, and education efforts.

To accompany this year’s Uncork for a Cure, Dynami has partnered with local restaurants to give guests the chance to “Dine Out & Take Out for a Cure.” Launched in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, participating restaurants such as Planthropie, Grey Ghost, SheWolf, Apparatus Room, and Shiro are dedicating proceeds from specific menu items to the foundation through Nov. 14.

Additionally, Dynami Foundation is offering curated dining packages so guests can “Uncork at Home.” Experiences range from a $350 champagne package curated by Plum Market Master Sommelier Madeline Market to a $15,000, 12-person champagne, caviar, and truffles multi-course dinner prepared by Detroit Foundation Hotel chef Thomas Lents. These events — also offered through Nov. 14 — will benefit the foundation and can be coordinated online.

Now in its fifth year, Uncork for a Cure was founded by Migyanka in 2016. The event has raised $800,000 since its inception.

A Plymouth native, Migyanka was diagnosed with Stage One Invasive Lobular Carcinoma — a type of breast cancer — after her first mammogram at 40 years old. She underwent a bilateral mastectomy, reconstruction, and ongoing tamoxifen therapy and is now cancer free. “Since then, it’s been my personal mission to raise funds for breast cancer research and awareness while supporting the local hospitality community that I love so much,” Migyanka says. “This year, we’re certainly pivoting our strategy but look forward to making a difference either way.”

For more information about the event and Dynami Foundation, visit dynamifoundation.org.