Last year, the winery created a special label for its 2019 Rosé to help raise money in support of breast cancer patients treated by Riverside Health System.
According to a June 10 news release from the winery, the effort resulted in a $2,016 donation to foundation.
Last October, the Williamsburg Winery partnered with the Riverside Foundation and offered to special label a limited release of the 2019 Rosé, a “harmonious wine of gentle fruits and soft spices.” A percentage of proceeds from the sales went to programs that support breast cancer patients in the community through the Riverside Foundation.
“We are honored to team up with the Riverside Foundation for a worthy cause that impacts the lives of so many people and their families,” Patrick Duffeler, founder of the Williamsburg Winery, said in a statement from the release. “Like the Foundation, we are committed to the health and wellness of our community members.”
The fundraiser kicked off as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 2020. The check was officially presented to the Riverside Foundation in spring 2021 at the Gabriel Archer Tavern at Wessex Hundred.
Funds will help support preventive screenings and crucial support, such as medication assistance and transportation, and personal patient navigation.
“Our communities deserve exceptional health care and Riverside has a deep commitment to every patient who turns to us for hope, healing and recovery,” Kristen Witt, Executive Director of the Foundation, said in a statement from the release. “The Riverside Foundation is honored to partner with the Williamsburg Winery to fulfill our mission and commitment to all we serve – to care for others as we would care for those love.”
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