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BIRMINGHAM (Nov. 29, 2011) –The Birmingham Originals donated proceeds from their eighth annual Break ’n Bread fundraising event to Children’s of Alabama. The state’s largest food and wine festival was held on Oct. 9 at Railroad Park and raised $10,000 to benefit ill and injured children throughout the state.
The Birmingham Originals is a local group of restaurant owners who have partnered in an effort to increase awareness of regional flavors, locally produced food and contributions made within the community. The group encompasses more than 40 restaurant owners throughout the metro area and seeks to strengthen the city’s standing as a national culinary hub.
“We are thrilled about our partnership with Children’s of Alabama for many reasons,” said Birmingham Originals president, Antony Osborne, chef of Culinard, Birmingham’s premiere culinary institute. “First and foremost, their dedication to the well being of Alabama’s children is second to none, and we want to support their unwavering passion for providing exceptional patient care.”
Children's of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children and is one of the 10 busiest pediatric medical centers in the nation. It is home to Alabama's only Level I pediatric trauma center, a leading pediatric hematology/oncology center, the state's only pediatric blood and marrow transplant program and the only pediatric burn center in the southeastern U.S. It is a private, not-for-profit hospital that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs.