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Benefit Tasting Raises $1300 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Research by valleyfog
October 5, 2008, 11:04 pm
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The fundraising benefit yesterday for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was very successful. The benefit was hosted by my sister-in-law, Janine Penney, who is running the Nike Women’s Marathon (her first marathon) to raise money for those suffering from leukemia and lymphoma and other blood-related cancers.  Waits-Mast was the main draw, pouring three of our Pinot Noirs and pouring an Austrian Gruner Veltliner to start things off.

In total yesterday, she raised $1300 and will surpass her goal of raising $2500 for this important cause. The silent auction was responsible for a large part of the proceeds. Both the blending experience at Crushpad and the wine and cheese pairing party at A.G. Ferrari in Los Altos brought in big bids. Special thanks to both Crushpad and A.G. Ferrari for making a difference.

The Waits-Mast lineup awaits the thirsty crowds under the arbor.

The Waits-Mast lineup awaits the thirsty crowds under the arbor.

And the day was a beautiful day for wine-tasting. The weather threatened to bring us all inside and I was hopeful that the rain would pass and the sun would make way for a great outdoor tasting. It did, except for about five minutes when it started raining in the middle of the tasting. I was pouring wines under a beautiful arbor at the home of Suzie and Robert Waits, and everyone quickly joined me so they could stay dry. The rain passed and it kept the afternoon cool – perfect for sipping great Pinot Noir and sampling great cheeses.

If you still want to donate to Janine’s Team in Training efforts, you can do so here until October 8. GO TEAM!

The Monkey sez Go Team!

The Monkey sez Go Team!

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Well done Brian! While the rain poured, you poured under the safety of the arbor. Thanks for helping make this benefit event such a success!

Comment by Janine Penney

[…] it was also gratifying to hear that this year’s benefit raised twice as much money as last year’s (over $2700); so we were happy to help out for such a great cause. Leave a Comment No Comments […]

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