It’s Pinktober!

It’s time to Think Pink!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when public service organizations, medical associations, and agencies work together to promote awareness, share information, and work to provide better access to services.

Many private organizations do their part to raise money and personally, I like to support any company that has a great product and contributes to society.

I’m not sure that there is a person on earth that doesn’t realize what a horrible disease cancer is. Luckily there are many brilliant researchers and physicians out there working to help patients. Progress is being made but there is still a long road ahead.

Here is a list of the wineries that I’ve found are giving back to various breast cancer related organizations this year. Let me know if I’ve missed any and please support them if you can!

Claar Cellars out of Zillah, Washington donates $1 from the sale of each bottle of Busty Blush to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle WA in support of breast cancer research. This wine is a blend of Sangiovese with a splash of Chardonnay.

For each bottle of OneHope 2010 California Chardonnay sold, $3.00 goes to Fight Against Breast Cancer and another $1.90 goes to the charity of your choice.

Sutter Home has a long tradition of giving. They are celebrating their 11th anniversary of Sutter Home for Hope. For every Sutter Home capsule mailed in from August – December, they will donate $1.00 to finding a cure.  Any Sutter Home wine is eligible. Send the capsules to Sutter Home for Hope, Promo ID: SHFH12, PO Box 426022 Del Rio, TX 78842-6022.

J Lohr is in their 4th year of partnering with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, donating $2 from every bottle sold of their Carol’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Find out more about their Touching Lives program.

Cline Cellars supports Living Beyond Breast Cancer, and has contributed more than $200,000 to breast cancer foundations. Check out their Pink Ribbon-ed Cashmere, available all year long.

Australia’s Margan Wines supports The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Australia’s only national not-for-profit organization. Margan supports the work of the NBCF through it’s Global Illumination program which raises funds to support research into every aspect of breast cancer and distributes funds on the basis of excellence.

Long Island’s Harmony Vineyards produces Bordeaux-Style Red Blends and Chablis-Style Chardonnays and contributes all profits to charities. One of their chosen charities is Think Pink, which funds uninsured and underinsured women being treated for or surviving breast cancer.

Domaine Chandon partners with the Queen of the Valley Medical Center Foundation to raise money through its 7th Annual Pink Party. With the tagline “Support is always in style,” this event features food from etoile, pink bubbly, and a silent auction. And of course, it’s Pink Attire recommended.

Know a women who has survived or is courageously battling cancer? How about a caregiver? Five Rivers encourages you to nominate her and “Save a Goddess.” Every other month, they will give out a $250 Spa Finders gift certificate. That is just awesome.

Thanks to Kim Graziano for pointing out that Chaddsford Winery in the Brandywine Valley of PA will donate $1 from the sale of every bottle of Sunset Blush to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and Penns Woods Winery will be donating $1 from the purchase of their pink wines to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

Have you tried and liked any of these wines? I’d love to hear!

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