Crowdfunded Wine-making Supports Prostate Cancer Research - Drinking Charitably

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Tax-deductible crowd funded wine-making at 2redWinery supports prostate cancer research while backers receive award-winning wines.

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- In a unique non profit crowd funding campaign 2redWinery, makers of the award-winning Zinpiphany© Zinfandel and #2red, is currently crowd funding its next vintage on Indiegogo with all proceeds supporting prostate cancer research through the non-profit Robert and Susan Hollander Foundation, an IRS approved 501c3 organization. Campaign supporters, in exchange for their tax-deductible support, can secure wine from the award-winning wine library of 2redWinery.

Dr. Robert Hollander, the winemaker and principle of 2redWinery, started small-volume wine making in 2007 in pursuit of a long-standing passion in wine. After he was diagnosed with prostate cancer at an incurable stage in 2010, Dr. Hollander, a highly-regarded clinician/teacher at the Gainesville VA Medical Center, affiliated with the University of Florida, then created his Foundation to fund prostate cancer research.

"Realizing that things can always be worse, three of the ugliest words pairs in the English language have got to include 'metastatic cancer,' 'palliative therapy,' and 'my oncologist'," Hollander observed. "Channeling the wine making into something purposeful just seemed to make sense." In the seven years the non-profit Foundation has been operational, unrestricted grants have been provided to researchers at seven different university medical enters engaged with cutting edge prostate cancer research.

Dr. Hollander's campaign goal is $13,000, with all proceeds above production costs supporting prostate cancer research through his non-profit The Robert and Susan Hollander Foundation. Contributions to the campaign are processed by FirstGiving and are tax deductible. Rewards for campaign supporters include wine from the award-winning library of 2redWinery (see attachment).

Award Winning Wines! Zinpiphany 2007    2012 SF International Wine Competition        Silver Medal 2008    2012 SF International Wine Competition        Double Gold 2008    6th Annual American Fine Wine Competition    Silver Medal 2009    2012 SF International Wine Competition        Silver Medal 2010    2013 SF International Wine Competition        Gold Medal 2010     2014 NY World Wine & Spirits Competition Silver Medal 2011     2014 SF International Wine Competition        Bronze Medal 2012    2016 SF International Wine Competition        Silver Medal 2013    2016 SF International Wine Competition        Silver Medal 2013    2017 NY World Wine & Spirits Competition    Bronze Medal 2014     2017 NY World Wine & Spirits Competition    Bronze Medal 2014    2018 SF Internal Wine Competition                 Bronze Medal 2015    2018 SF Internal Wine Competition                 Silver Medal 2015    2018 NY World Wine & Spirits Competition    Bronze Medal 2015    2019 NY World Wine & Spirits Competition    Silver Medal 2017    2019 SF Internal Wine Competition                 Silver Medal 2017    2019 NY World Wine & Spirits Competition    Silver Medal

#2red 2007    2012 SF International Wine Competition        Bronze Medal 2008    2012 SF International Wine Competition        Bronze Medal 2009    6th Annual American Fine Wine Competition Silver Medal 2009    2012 SF International Wine Competition        Bronze Medal 2009     2014 NY World Wine & Spirits Competition Double Gold/Best of Class 2010    2013 SF International Wine Competition        Gold Medal 2010    2014 NY World Wine & Spirits Competition    Bronze Medal 2011    2014 SF International Wine Competition        Silver Medal 2012    2016 SF International Wine Competition        Gold Medal 2013    2016 SF International Wine Competition        Bronze Medal 2014    2017 SF International Wine Competition        Bronze Medal

Foundation Grant Recipients 2013-Lance Pagliaro, M.D., Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology, MD Anderson 2014-Nima Sharifi, M.D., Department of Cancer Biology, Cleveland Clinic 2015-Padmanee Sharma, M.D., Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology, MD Anderson 2016-Scott Dehm, M.D. Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic 2017-Mary-Ellen Taplin, M.D. Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School 2018-Scott Dehm, Ph.D. Department of Urology, University of Minnesota 2019-Chris Barbieri, M.D. M.D., Ph.D. Urologic Oncology Division, Weill Cornell Medical College

 

SOURCE 2redWinery



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