Posted on20 November 2013.
Because the Texas Hill Country Wine Month Trail and Breast Cancer Awareness month both fall in October, Texas Hill Country Wineries membership decided this was a perfect fit to participate in the cause by donating $5 from each Texas Wine Month Trail ticket sold to Susan G. Komen.
With this disease hitting close to home for many in the wine industry, it was an easy decision.
“As a member winery of THCW, we are so proud of our second annual presentation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the amount of $3,700. Being a daughter of a breast cancer survivor, it is meaningful more so to me that our partnership of love – wine and mothers – are joined together to provide research and support monies,” said Sabrina Houser, Dry Comal Creek Vineyards.
Ticket sales for the month-long trail have increased the past few years nearing 800. This made it possible for the donation.
On November 18, two representatives from Susan G. Komen were presented a check for the total amount from a large portion of the Texas Hill Country Wineries membership.
Kara Hall, events director for Susan G. Komen San Antonio, said “Your support is making an incredible impact for women and men in our community who are in desperate need of breast health services, and we are grateful! We look forward to partnering with Texas Hill Country Wineries next year as we work together to save lives and end breast cancer.”
Texas Hill Country Wineries and Susan G. Komen formed a bond last year at the check presentation and both groups plan to continue to build on the relationship and work together in supporting those affected by breast cancer and finding a cure.
“We are thrilled to be able to support the work of the Susan G. Komen foundation again this year. This foundation makes an important difference in the Texas Hill Country and around the world by funding breast cancer research and community outreach programs” said Carol Millberger, Kerrville Hills Winery.
For additional information on Texas Hill Country Wineries, please visit www.TexasWineTrail.com.