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Cicala honored at March of Dimes Signature chefs gala

A who's who at the Please Touch Museum.

Some of Philadelphia's top chefs got together at the Please Touch Museum on Nov. 19 for a benefit that raised $320,00 for the March of Dimes, which focuses on premature birth.

Chef Joe Cicala of Le Virtu and Brigantessa was recognized with the Culinary Excellence Award.

Also getting awards were Stephen K. Klasko, the CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health (Citizen of the Year); Cigna (the Roosevelt Award for Service to Humanity); and Maria Perez (the Jack Van Dusen Award,  recognizing the top fundraising March for Babies participant in the Southeast Pennsylvania Division).