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Friday, August 7, 2015

Friday afternoon, The V Foundation Presidents & Vintner Grant Honorees will enjoy a gourmet lunch at HALL Winery.

Bentley Experience & Luncheon

Presidents Club & Vintner Grant Honoree Luncheon
Sponsored by Bentley Motors

12:00pm-2:30pm
HALL Vineyards
Enjoy the sweeping views of HALL vineyards and the Mayacamas mountain range as you dine on The Great Lawn and sip and savor top-rated wines.
Hosted by Kathryn & Craig Hall

For more information on joining the Giving Club,
please call The V Foundation 919-380-9505

CLASSIC BORDEAUX BLENDING WORKSHOP

$150 inclusive per person
Join us for this customized, wine-blending afternoon in HALL’s state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen and workshop. Thoughtfully taste each wine and then experiment with measuring, blending, tasting, and discussing the unique characteristics and diversity of Napa Valley varietals, led by the award-winning HALL Wines team.
Each guest will take home a bottle of HALL’s Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, selected as Wine Spectator’s #18 of the ”Top 100” in 2010.

“let’s Get it Started” party
showcasing the all-Stars of research

6:30pm-11:30pm
Friday night, we will gather together for the “Let’s Get It Started” Party, showcasing the “All- Stars of Research” which kicks off the 2015 V Wine Celebration weekend. Guests will enjoy a high-energy performance by Project M, who will thrill the crowd with old school R&B, Funk, and Rock & Roll.

Renowned Restaurateurs and Chefs
Food enthusiasts and well-seasoned cooks alike can indulge their gourmand interests interacting with the region’s top chefs and culinary professionals

Wine Country’s Preeminent Vintners
Enjoy handcrafted wines, prized varietals and new releases from world-renowned winemakers

Connoisseur Wine Auction
Bid on one-of-a-kind cases of custom created wine blends from celebrated winemakers

Dance the Night Away
Kick off your shoes and dance to a high-energy performance by Project M.

If you would like to receive an invitation, or know someone you would like us to invite, please call our office, at 707-963-0611 and let us know!

A RECORD $10.6 MILLION RAISED FOR CANCER RESEARCH INCLUDING $7.8 MILLION FOR PEDIATRIC BRAIN CANCER RESEARCH AT 17TH ANNUAL V WINE CELEBRATION

NAPA VALLEY, CA, AUGUST 10, 2015 – The V Foundation for Cancer Research’s annual fundraiser, The V Wine Celebration, garnered more than $10.6 million over the weekend of August 6-9 for cancer research. With an unprecedented $3 million matching grant from an anonymous donor, the total included more than $7.8 million in “fund-a-need” donations to support pediatric brain cancer research.

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“There are moments in your life where you feel like everything you have done up until then leads to this one single moment,” said Julie Allegro, founder and co-chair of The V Wine Celebration. “Tonight was one of those nights. The feeling in that room – the excitement, the tears, the energy – we were all one, for a brief moment. And together, we exceeded our wildest goals and raised over $10 million, and will make a dent in finding a cure to cancer.”

This year’s V Wine Celebration gala dinner at Nickel & Nickel winery welcomed back Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski to rouse the crowd in the same way he has inspired and motivated players during his basketball coaching career. He suggested renaming The V Wine Celebration “The Winning Foundation” “because that’s what The V Foundation has done. It’s found cures. Jimmy (Valvano) was all about winning. That’s why this foundation was formed. Instead of being in his hospital room and saying, ‘I’m going to die,’ he said, ‘I’m going to win.’ “

“Everybody in this room is part of the team tonight,” he added. “Everybody will do something to help.”
The most compelling component of the auction was the fund-a-need, with more than half the guests raising their paddles to pledge donations to support research into pediatric brain cancer, the leading cause of death by disease in children.

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