Partner Spotlight: Constellation Brands Beer Division

Proud Partner Since 2010

In 2015, Constellation Brands Beer Division donated more than $1 million to the V Foundation for Cancer Research—a record.

During the month of March, Constellation Brands Beer Division honors Jim Valvano and his passion for basketball through its fundraising efforts. For every case of Corona Extra and Corona Light sold during March, Constellation Brands Beer makes a donation to the V Foundation.

Our friend, Jim Ryan, tells us why he and Constellation Brands Beer Division, are proud supporters of the V Foundation!

Karen Aldoroty: 2018 Vintner Grant Honoree for Breast Cancer Research

After the 2014 V Foundation Wine Celebration, and the day before the Napa earthquake, Karen was diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma in Situ at Queen of the Valley Hospital. She went on to UCSF for a second opinion, which resulted in a lumpectomy and treatment for breast cancer.  Karen remained strong from Day One, hopeful that she had detected her breast cancer early on.  After being a caregiver to her husband, Neil, for over two decades, Karen knew quite well what she may be facing in her battle with breast cancer

My message is Early Detection!

Neil Aldoroty watched Jim Valvano deliver his momentous speech in March of 1993, not knowing that a few months later, he, an accomplished, healthy, 47-year-old doctor, would be diagnosed with Stage IV Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and battle Stage IV cancer three more times thereafter.  Neil lost his fight twenty-three years later, with Karen right by his side, providing care during his daily crusade to live his life to the fullest.

2018 Music Artist: Fitz and the Tantrums

Since forming in 2008, Fitz and the Tantrums have always been a band hell-bent on evolving. Having made a splash with the soulful R&B-revival sound of their debut album, 2010’s Pickin’ Up The Pieces (released on Dangerbird Records), the band offered up a New Wave-influenced dance-pop sound with its Elektra Records debut, 2013’s Heatseekers No. 1 More Than Just A Dream, which featured the gold-certified and #1 Alternative Radio singles “The Walker” and “Out of My League.” The album’s success sent Fitz and the Tantrums on a two-year touring odyssey, which enabled the Los Angeles-based sextet — known for its explosive, no-holds barred live shows — to cement themselves as one of the country’s hottest live acts.

Constellation Brands

Constellation Brands is thrilled, and has been since day one, to be a proud supporter of the V FOUNDATION WINE CELEBRATION. This is more than a spectacular event, it is an “experience” that brings together like-minded individuals and companies filled with compassion, commitment, a never give-up attitude, and steeped with a heavy dose of generosity. The V Wine Team has created a setting and environment that will inspire from the moment you engage. Making a difference for generations to come by ridding this world of cancer means being part of something truly life changing.