Uncorked and Unveiled

Cancer.

There, I said it.  6 letters that represent undeniable suffering.  One word that has no doubt effected every one of your lives in one way or another.  A blanket category of disease that has not only eaten away at the bodies of us or people we know, but an illness that tears holes in our lives, breaking up families, taking away our family, friends, co workers, mentors, and pets.

Until you suffer side by side with an individual trying to beat cancer, it’s hard to comprehend the dollar amount that comes along with the personal struggle.  Insurance, for those who are lucky enough to have it never covers everything.  The loss of wages, the cost of in home care, of prescriptions, the countless trips to the hospital for treatments, all takes a huge toll on even those with strong support systems in place.

Even when you give everything you have, it is hardly enough.  Thanks to programs like the Leukemia and Lymphoma society, there is some relief for those struggling with the financial strain of living with cancer.

This Monday at Veil, from 6:30 to 9 we will be hosting an event to help raise money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.  This organization is focused on gathering funds to not only aid in researching the cure for blood cancers, but gives en enormous amount to individuals to help them cover the hefty price of medical bills and costs of care.

This event will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Each individual is asked to make a 40 dollar donation, which can be made at the door, or online here.  In return you will be treated to a wonderful night of wine and food.

We have partnered with Seattle Sommelier David LeClaire and his wine club Seattle Uncorked, who has invited 3 different winemakers to share their wares with us.  You will have the chance to talk to the winemakers while sampling a few of their vintages, snack on food created by the kitchen at Veil, including sweet treats by yours truly, and give to a program that provides invaluable support to our community.

We are looking forward to hosting this event, and to having you be there.  I know many of you don’t live in Seattle, thus this event is something you can’t attend.  But there is still a chance for you to donate online, if you are so inclined.  Anything and everything helps, as these dollars are not going into a vast pool of research funds, but into the aid of individuals and their daily needs.

For those who can attend, the event is at Veil, 555 Aloha street on Lower Queen Anne, from 6:30 to 9.  And do pop back in the kitchen to say hi to me, I’ll be there all night making sure you are full of tasty treats all night.

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One Response to “Uncorked and Unveiled”

  1. As a recent cancer survivor, of lymphoma no less, this brings a tear to my eye. Hearing you have cancer is incomparable to anything you could ever hear. Hearing that there is a cure, or drugs that have the possibility to cure you, is the sweetest thing you’ve ever heard. I am in full support of donating whatever time on your day off you might have for this cause, and I can tell you from personal experience, you will make a difference. Believe me. The community of cancer sufferers and survivors are, if anything, grateful, hopeful, and positive.

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