V Foundation Raises Over $4.2 Million for Cancer Research
The V Foundation for Cancer Research raised over $4.2 million at the 2nd Annual Sonoma Epicurean weekend, held March 9 – 12 in Sonoma County’s renowned wine country. A signature series of events, Sonoma Epicurean featured curated experiences with award-winning chefs, local artisans and world-class vintners, with a focus on lifestyle, wellness and sustainability.
The event kicked off on Thursday, March 9th, with the Epicurean Winery Dinners, featuring Northern California’s finest chefs including Charlie Palmer of Dry Creek Kitchen and Hotel Healdsburg, Dustin Valette of Valette and The Matheson, and Thomas Bellac with Bricoleur Winery preparing antioxidant-rich menus perfectly paired with world-class wines from top Sonoma County vintners.
Friday’s events featured the Artisan Series, where guests enjoyed a variety of fully immersive experiences, followed by the Epic Party at Mayacama, a weekend highlight where notable vintners shared their best vintages alongside cuisine from renowned regional chefs.
Proceeds from the event fund cancer research and related programs to benefit the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Their wine country events in Sonoma County and Napa Valley have raised over $145 million for cancer research over the last 24 years.
Overall, they have funded over $310 million in cancer research grants. “The V Foundation funds outstanding cancer research and researchers,” stated Dr. Susanna F. Greer, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer of the V Foundation. “Our funding model pairs intense competition with our goal to fund high-risk, high-reward research during the most challenging points in a researcher’s career. Events like Sonoma Epicurean ensure the V Foundation continues our steady march to Victory Over Cancer.”
This was an absolutely amazing weekend, raising much needed money for a very worthwhile cause. You can learn more about the cause and how to get involved here at The V Foundation website.