GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Guests put on their nicest evening wear and headed to downtown Greensboro for an event with a special cause.
The Greater Triad Division of the March of Dimes hosted its 22nd annual Signature Chefs Auction at the Empire Room.
Local chefs whipped up their best dishes, and a guests participated in a silent auction, to raise money for the organization aimed at helping babies get off to a healthy start in life.
This year's honorary chair was Olympic gold, silver and bronze medalist, Joey Cheek. Cheek, a Greensboro native, attended Aycock Middle School and Dudley High School. He says coming back to his hometown - for a cause like this - is special to him.
"I love to come back to Greensboro, and my family's all here, and I grew up here," said Cheek. "And, so many people have been affected by the work that March of Dime has done. So, for me to be able to come here and help out a little bit, it's really an honor."
The event also helped March of Dimes celebrate its 75th anniversary.
For more information on March of Dimes and to find out how you can get involved, visit the organization's website.
March of Dimes, WFMY News 2