Dr. Benz

The 8th Annual Expect Miracles Wine & Spirits Event was an unforgettable evening and reminded each attendee that “YOU are the Cure!” Over 400 prominent members from the financial and business community came together on November 3rd where a wonderful evening was in store, all in support of Expect Miracles Foundation.

The Foundation was proud to host two special guests Joe Andruzzi and Dr. Edward Benz. Former New England Patriots player and three-time Super Bowl Champion, Joe Andruzzi, took the stage and shared a moving video about his own battle with cancer and spoke about the Joe Andruzzi Foundation which provides financial services to patients and families, as well as funding to pediatric brain cancer research. Later in the evening, the audience had the privilege of meeting the President & CEO of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Dr. Edward Benz, who announced Dana-Farber’s exciting strides in personalized medicine. This groundbreaking research effort by Dana-Farber gives cancer patients the option of having their tumor scanned for genetic mutations, which in-turn allows researchers to improve the effectiveness, safety, and precision of future cancer treatments. Dr. Benz stressed the Expect Miracles mission, and emphasized that the magnitude and power of the financial community can have a critical impact on the journey to find more advanced, personalized medicine and treatment, and more success in prevention.

Guests were given the tremendous opportunity to taste and savor over 40 wines from 10 countries around the globe, graciously provided by MS Walker and Baystate Wine and Spirits. In addition to the wonderful Pino Noirs and Chardonnays, guests were able to enjoy delicious food inspired by both Napa Valley and Tuscany, in addition to a variety of charcuterie off of the Roaming Cheese Cart sponsored by Fiserv. With their wine and cheese in hand, guests tried to “Unlock the Cure” in our virtual vault for a chance to win $25,000 or a 3-year lease on a 2012 EOS VW convertible! Each guest entered their own secret 6 digit code, to see if they could crack the code in the virtual vault and walk away a winner.

YOU are the cure and together we were able to raise critical funds in the fight against cancer. As always we are so gratefully for our generous sponsors, attendees, and volunteers for building such a successful and noteworthy evening. If you weren’t able to attend the event, or didn’t get a chance to make a donation, consider supporting our holiday gift program by clicking here.


Event Partners



Wines Presented By



2011 Corporate Donors

Foundation Sponsor

Interactive Data


Platinum Level


Oppenheimer Funds

State Street


Gold Level


JP Morgan

Legg Mason


RR Donnelley



Silver Level

AST Link Group

Bank of NY Mellon


Boston Financial Data Services


D.F. King





UMB Fund Services


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