Virtual Wine Tasting


Join the Research Institute for Children's Health for a Virtual Wine Tasting on October 24, 2020, from the comfort of your own home.

Giving Kids Hope is an interactive dining and drink event in support of the Research Institute for Children's Health at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. This virtual event will feature a four-course dinner by Thyme Catering with commentary by Mike Smith, owner and executive chef of Thyme Table (Cleveland Magazine's 2020 Top Cleveland Restaurant), Thyme Catering CLE and Thyme Traveler Truck and a wine tasting by Gregory James Wines with commentary by Jim Demuth, Gregory James Wines proprietor. Guests will also enjoy an exciting auction presented by local celebrity auctioneer David McCreary, host of Cash Explosion and the presentation of the Giving Kids Hope Award to Jim Demuth and the Doris and Floyd Kimble Foundation. You can view the menu on our registration site. Ticket information listed below.  

Event, Ticket and Sponsorship Information

Tickets are $250 per couple; please visit our event page for more information and an auction preview. For additional questions, contact or 216.368.5281.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, you can download the full sponsorship package or contact Jamie Clay at or 216.368.5853.

Guests will participate via a web link in the comfort of their own home or as a guest of a watch party. Meals and wine may be picked up by the host, location to be announced, or delivered upon request within a 25-mile radius from Cleveland, Ohio.  

Supporting the health and wellness of our community is a top priority, and we are following current Case Western Reserve University protocols, as well as recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, with particular emphasis on limiting social contact with others. We hope that by doing our part, we can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


About the Research Institute for Children's Health

The Research Institute for Children's Health is part of the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, one of the premier institutions for pediatric research in the United States.  To date, the institute supports research on 21 different genetic disorders with the funds raised since its inception in 2015. Thanks in part to generous donors, the institute uses state-of-the-art technologies in genetics and pharmacology to find the causes of and identify treatments for complex, genetic-based diseases in young people.   

Bolstered by the proceeds from last year's event, the Research Institute for Children's Health has been able to carry out its mission with dozens of scientists across the School of Medicine and beyond who work to uncover genetic mutations that trigger serious medical problems in children. Today's technology offers the promise of dramatic improvements in the lives of millions of children worldwide who suffer from genetic-based diseases. To build on this potential, the Research Institute for Children's Health is generating the needed funds to accelerate the rate of discoveries and their conversion to therapies.  

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