(Charleston, SC, September 17, 2019)—March of Dimes is pleased to announce that Chaun and Sarah Pflug, owners of Pflug Law Firm and Ellen Brown of Patient Engagement Center of America will serve as co-chairs for the Charleston Signature Chefs Auction. As the event co-chairs, Pflug and Brown will play an integral role in raising awareness and funds to advance the scientific research and educational programs at the core of March of Dimes efforts to lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies.
Chaun William Pflug is the managing partner of the Pflug Law Firm, LLC. Mr. Pflug focuses his practice on complex real estate, railroad, business, wireless communications, and environmental law. Mr. Pflug serves large and small businesses, as outside counsel to the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Palmetto Railways, and municipal and county governments and is routinely involved in major economic development projects. Mr. Pflug is also an experienced volunteer leader in the Charleston community and Board Member for a variety of Charleston organizations.
Sarah B. Pflug is a Member with The Pflug Law Firm, LLC and focuses her practice on residential and commercial real estate transactions. She represents buyers, sellers, homebuilders, developers, homeowners’ associations, landlords, tenants, and business owners in the drafting and negotiation of various legal documents. She is a licensed title agent for First American Title Insurance Company, Chicago Title Insurance Company, and Fidelity/Commonwealth Title Insurance Company. As a mother of two, she has seen firsthand how providing education and health care to mothers can improve the health of babies. She is honored to be fundraising for the March of Dimes to ensure these benefits are accessible to all.
Ellen Brown, PEC360’s Chief Healthcare Officer, is a health care executive with more than twenty-five years of experience, primarily in business development, managed care, and revenue management. Ms. Brown’s career highlights include working with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Florida; the Florida Orthopedic Institute; the Florida Institute of Surgical Specialties; Texas Children’s Hospital; and Roper St. Francis Healthcare. Ms. Brown has been with PEC360 since its inception with a focus on health care vision and strategy, client relationships, business development, and administrative management. Ellen holds a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of South Florida, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University. Ms. Brown is married to Dr. Ray Brown and they have four daughters. “I am honored to be involved with March of Dimes again, this time serving as Co-Chair for the 2019 Signature Chefs Auction,” said Brown. “Being a mother and also a healthcare executive motivates my continued support of March of Dimes and its mission to lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies.”
The Charleston March of Dimes 20th Annual Signature Chefs Auction, presented by Atlas Technologies, will be held on November 14th at Charleston Gaillard Center. The Signature Chefs Auction is a high profile black-tie gala that pays tribute to the culinary excellence of Charleston’s most prominent chefs, while raising money to improve the health of all moms and babies. The night of you will enjoy the chance to taste the Chefs' creations while participating in our Platinum Ticket raffle and Silent Auction, before taking your seats for the Live Auction and Fund the Mission. All of this so you can be a part of supporting our groundbreaking mission of healthy moms, strong babies.
Funds raised by Signature Chefs Auction help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) family support programs and advocacy efforts for moms and babies. Today, 1 in every 10 U.S. infants is born premature, including 6,396 in the state of South Carolina. The United States is in the midst of a maternal and child health crisis, with more than 380,000 babies born prematurely each year, as well as more than 50,000 women experiencing life-threatening complications as a result of pregnancy and childbirth. March of Dimes is working in communities across the country to reduce the rising rates of premature birth, as well as maternal mortality and morbidity, supporting women before, during and after pregnancy to ensure all moms and babies are healthy.
Honest stories of pregnancy, parenting and loss are too often left unshared. To fill this void, March of Dimes launched #UnspokenStories, a supportive community that gives voice to all experiences around these issues. This initiative aims to provide women, men and families a platform to connect and speak honestly. For more information and to share your story, please visit UnspokenStories.org.
In addition to Atlas Technologies, Inc., sponsors of note include gold sponsors Children’s Cancer Cooperative Inc., and Synovus Bank, bronze sponsors Renasant Mortgage Lending, The Pflug Law Firm, LLC, MUSC Women's Health, East Cooper Medical Center, Billy Swails State Farm, Halls Chophouse, and The Office People, media sponsors Charleston Living Magazine, and iHeart Media, in-kind sponsors inventivENVIRIONMENTS, Lavish Sounds, Ross Printing, Digico Agency, and Palmetto Awards.
To purchase your table or sponsorship visit signaturechefs.org/charleston or contact Audrey Flores with March of Dimes at 843.934.4269.
About March of Dimes
March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family. Visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org for more information. Visit shareyourstory.org for comfort and support. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.
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