Saturday, May 21, 2011

Crohn's & Colitis of SW Ohio Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Southwest Ohio will hold its 5th Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Saturday, August 27, 2011, from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Newport Aquarium in Newport, Kentucky.

Sip wine and enjoy wonderful appetizers from Funky's Catering including a Risotto Station while you take in the exotic undersea adventure the Aquarium has to offer. Be one of the first to see the NEW Penguin exhibit! Join the penguin party and purchase tickets to your very own Penguin Encounter, pet a shark and more! A cash bar will also be available, in addition to decadent desserts and samplings of cheese.

Take a chance with the Silent Auction and bid for great items such as fine-dining gift certificates, theater tickets, trips, spa packages, hotel packages, gift baskets, sports memorabilia, Reds tickets, UC and UK tickets, photography, wine, jewelry, golf, a Fuji bike and much more!

“Next to wine, bike riding is the best way to ease the stress of dealing with Crohn’s,” said Karen Bliss, Fuji’s Marketing Director. “Fuji is proud to continue our support of this great organization.”

Or try your hand at the numerous raffles for additional prizes!

Tickets are $65 per person, or $560 for a reserved table of eight, or $280 for a reserved table of four. Tickets are available through the Southwest Ohio CCFA at (513) 772-3550 or online at Ticket prices will increase $10 per ticket after August 19, 2011.

The Wine Tasting, formerly called Wines & Chimes, will benefit the CCFA Foundation which is the primary funding source for medical research, patient education and awareness, patient support and legislative advocacy for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. CCFA-funded research has helped lead to the recent groundbreaking discoveries of genes and gene receptors associated with the diseases, yielding significant improvements in treatment options and deeper knowledge that can support future prevention. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affect an estimated
1.4 million Americans. CCFA Southwest Ohio serves an estimated 58,000 Southwest Ohio patients who have these inflammatory bowel diseases.

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