The Cincinnati International Wine Festival contributes most of its income to charity. But it's not the only way you can experience wine and help a charity this week. Uncorking a Cure launched, in partnership with local vineyard Elk Creek, on Saturday with a wine tasting event. Those events continue throughout the month of March and cost a bit less than the wine festival.
Uncorking a Cure came about after Maria Jung was diagnosed with Stage 3 Rectal Cancer four years ago. Her husband Wayne, Director of Integrated Marketing at local channel 12, started the Uncorking a Cure foundation as a gift for her. Maria and Wayne want to develop a platform to promote awareness, provide
colonoscopies to individuals who cannot afford them and raise funds for a cure for others like Maria, who were not fortunate
enough to have detected colorectal cancer in its early stages.
They developed a love of wine and local wineries as they took short day trips during Maria's recovery. Because they live in Northern Kentucky, there is a strong emphasis on local Kentucky wineries. You can find a full list of events after the jump.
THE BLUE RIBBON INITIATIVE WINE TASTING SERIES
Kroger, Elk Creek Vineyards, The Colon Cancer Alliance & Local 12 WKRC-TV
Wednesdays & Thursdays in March at various Kroger locations:
Wednesday, March 11 Kroger – Walton, KY
Thursday, March 12 Kroger – Anderson, OH
Wednesday, March 18 Kroger – Hebron, KY
Thursday, March 19 Kroger – Hyde Park, KY
Wednesday, March 25 Kroger – Union, KY
Thursday, March 26 Kroger – Kenwood, OH
4–6 pm each day
Proceeds benefit UNCORKING A CURE
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