I lost a good friend this past February to breast cancer at the age of 47.  Breast Cancer doesn’t care if you are old, young, have insurance or not.  It is a devastating disease that leaves your friends and family feeling helpless. 

I applaud Palaia Vineyards and Winery as they have been donating to breast cancer since they came up with the “Joyful Pink” wine a sweet sweet Rose wine.  

Jan’s grandfather’s name was Joy Ernest Michael and the bottle features a happy photo of him and his wife on the label which inspired the name of the wine.  The Winery sponsored a team 2 years ago at the Woodbury Commons cancer walk, and raised over $6,000 which was an amazing amount of money.  They sell “Think Pink” t-shirts with the ribbon logo on them and donate from those sales as well.  

“Basically, anything pink in the store, they donate a percentage.  It seemed the perfect way to give something back, and all of us here think that is a very important part of life” said Jan.  Money is tight everywhere, and for everyone, but cancer does not care.  The Young Survival Coalition is the charity they choose to donate to, as the money goes directly to help young girls with cancer. More information is available at  www.young survival.org

So when you go wine tasting at Palaia and purchase the Joyful Pink – feel good about yourself as you are also donating to a great cause.

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Woodbury Commons is held every year in October.  This year the walk is scheduled for October 17.  Hopefully I will see you there.