As most of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here at Walla Walla Wine Cellar we believe in making a difference, and we want to not only raise awareness, but also get involved. So we have decided that a percentage of ALL SALES for the month of October will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
We appreciate the charitable efforts of local wineries as well and must point out that you further guarantee your donation by buying Trio Vintners 2007 Trés Rosé , because Denise at Trio has committed to donating 10% of all sales of this wine to breast cancer research.
Dawn Kammer and Mary Tuuri Derby at DaMa consistently give a portion of all proceeds to charities and groups to help women and children, and we applaud their commitment. Try the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon (drinking beautifully right now), which almost looks like it has a pink ribbon worked into the label, or the sassy, sexy 2006 Riesling . The Cowgirl Cab , is also a great choice.
You can view a list of their chosen causes on the DaMa Wines website.
Here are a few statistics about breast cancer in America, courtesy of http://www.komen.org .
2008 Breast Cancer Facts - United States
- Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women.
- The most proven and significant risk factors for getting breast cancer are being female and getting older.
- An estimated 182,460 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. during 2008.
- An estimated 1,990 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in men in the U.S. during 2008.
- An estimated 40,480 women and 450 men will die from breast cancer in the U.S. during 2008.
- In the U.S., a woman has a 1 in 8 (12 percent) risk of developing breast cancer in her lifetime.
- One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes, and one woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes in the U.S.
- The five-year survival rate for breast cancer, when caught early before it spreads beyond the breast, is now 98 percent (compared to 74 percent in 1982).
- Approximately 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers are due to heredity. The majority of women with breast cancer have no known significant family history or other known risk factors.
- A woman’s chance of developing breast cancer increases with age. Approximately 95 percent of all breast cancers occur in women 40 years of age and older.
- Breast cancer is second only to lung cancer in cancer deaths among women.
- The chance of a woman dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 33 (3 percent).
- African Americans have the highest death rate from breast cancer of any racial/ethnic group in the U.S.
- In the United States today, there are nearly 2.5 million breast cancer survivors - the largest group of cancer survivors in the country.
For those attending our Thirsty Third Thursday event (as listed on our Facebook page), wines will be for sale, and you can walk away knowing that you’re not only supporting your local winemakers, but also helping find the cure.
We welcome your purchases, knowing every dollar gets us closer to the cure. Whether it is for yourself, or as a gift, help us make a difference. Buy Wine for the Cure!
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