9th Annual Drink Pink Shatters Fundraising Goal!
The numbers are in and THANKS TO YOU our 9th Annual Drink Pink Fundraiser was one for the record books!
With the support of our INCREDIBLE customers, employees, families, and friends, this year's Drink Pink campaign raised an unprecedented $14,800+ for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of the Adirondacks! We beat our $12,000 fundraising goal and set a new record!
And while it is certainly a pleasant surprise, we knew we could count on our team to exceed our hopes from Day 1! Our Adirondack Winery family rocks and because of all of you, breast cancer patients in our very community will receive critical, life-saving programs and assistance that will make a real difference in their lives!
This year's fundraiser kicked off in September with the sale of our limited-edition Drink Pink Berry Breeze, a mixed berry-infused semi-sweet rosé with a limited edition pink cap and label. We sold more than 1,100 bottles by the end of the fundraiser. Thank you to Waterloo Container for generously donating the pink caps for these bottles two years in a row!
Once again, we held our highly anticipated Drink Pink Uncork & Craft events as part of our fundraising efforts. An afternoon of wine glass candle making at our Queensbury Headquarters and an evening of wine glass painting at our Bolton Landing Tasting Room brought people together to enjoy wine and crafts for an amazing cause. A sincere thank you goes out to Wax 'n' Wix and Adirondack Sip and Canvas who donated their time and resources to help make these events possible.
Our raffle baskets were another big hit! Throughout the month of October, we sold raffle tickets for a chance to win one of three gift baskets full of amazing prizes. These baskets were a HUGE hit, with a total of $3,000 worth of tickets sold! ALL proceeds of these baskets were donated to Making Strides.
Congratulations to our basket raffle winners (we will be in touch this week about your prizes!):
Lake George Getaway Raffle Basket: Brandy Seaver, of Mohawk, New York
Queensbury Day Trip Raffle Basket: Catherine Marsicano of Merrick, New York
Bolton Landing Basket: Elizabeth Bloomer of Rensselaer, New York
A special thanks to the local businesses who helped make this possible:
Lake George Steamboat Company, Boardwalk Restaurant, Holiday Inn Queensbury, Creations by DM, American Oak Distillery, Barkeater Chocolates, and The Log Jam Restaurant.
On Sunday, Oct. 24, our team rallied for the Making Strides Walk at City Park in Glens Falls. We were the top team both in fundraising and number of participants. Together, the teams raised a total of $47,351 for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of the Adirondacks.
Adirondack Winery is so proud of our team and proud to support an amazing organization like Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The funds we raised together will be used to support breast cancer research, transportation to and from chemotherapy, a live 24/7 cancer helpline and so much more.
We hope you will join us next year as we continue our mission to help make cancer a problem of the past. Next year is going to be a big one because it marks our 10th Annual Drink Pink fundraiser! We will have an amazing new Tasting Room and Event Space in Queensbury and we can’t wait to use the space to take Drink Pink to the next level.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for supporting this cause that means so much to our company, our staff, our families and our friends. We are so grateful for your help and we can't wait to do even better next year!