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Join us for a uniquely entertaining evening to support our research in urologic cancers and men’s health.

Thursday, May 25, 2017
6:30 p.m.

Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club
1 West Dayton Street
Madison, Wisconsin

A “Culinary Concert” featuring PBS Chef Christy Rost and special guest Tom Perini, the award-winning “cowboy chef”. Music will be provided by Madison’s All That Jazz Quartet. Our master of ceremonies will be television sportscaster Van Stoutt.


The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s Department of Urology invites the Madison community to attend a “bash to blast cancer”: its Blue Tie Bash on Thursday, May 25.

The Blue Tie Bash is designed to raise awareness of urologic cancers such as kidney and prostate cancer. An evening of exquisite food, cocktails, wine, live jazz, auctions, and high-energy culinary entertainment, the event also brings a spirited focus to the color blue, the emblem of a campaign to bring awareness to the research and prevention of men’s cancers.

Celebrity chefs Christy Rost and Tom Perini will host the event at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club. Rost and Perini will inspire and entertain guests with an interactive culinary demonstration accompanied by the sounds of the All That Jazz Quartet. Madison broadcast legend Van Stoutt will serve as master of ceremonies.

Dr. Stephen Nakada, chair of the urology department, will accompany Rost and Perini on stage, and guests will have the opportunity to bid to become the evening’s onstage sous chef. For the seated dinner, Rost and Perini have designed a menu of Texas and Southwestern culinary favorites, expertly prepared by Concourse Hotel executive chef Charles Lazzareschi.

Rost has led this annual fundraiser since 2013.“My father was a renal-cancer patient for 13 years in the Department of Urology, where dedication, innovation, and caring professionals improve and save lives every day,” she says. “I’m honored to continue my parents’ legacy of supporting urologic research.” She is the author of Celebrating Home, and she hosts the highly acclaimed Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving, broadcast nationwide each November on PBS.

Since 1973, Perini has been the quintessential cowboy gourmet, honored by the James Beard Foundation. His Perini Ranch Steakhouse serves the best chuck wagon–style food in America.

The Blue Tie Bash will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction. Dinner and the program will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person. Proceeds go toward fighting prostate, kidney, and other urologic cancers.


Proceeds from this event will go to the Wisconsin Urologic Research Institute (WURI) in the Department of Urology.



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