Top Italian Wineries Support American Cancer Society in Fight against Cancer

Apr 26, 2013 2039

The 8th edition of the annual American Cancer Society's "Taste of Hope" fundraiser in New York is again supported by Italy's finest wines on May 2nd. Vinitaly International renews its commitment to the important cause of the American Cancer Society (ACS), whilst realizing one of New York's top charity events this year at 82 Mercer (82, Mercer Street).
Guests are invited to the 100th birthday special edition of this ACS event to sample delectable bites provided by some of New York's hottest restaurants. This year's exclusive wine sponsor Vinitaly International, will be showcasing seventeen fine Italian Wineries from the country's top wine producing regions.
Casa Vinicola Zonin, Mezzacorona, Zenato, Allegrini - Corte Giara, Castello Banfi, Cantine Ferrari, Santa Margherita, Gruppo Italiano Vini, Terredora, Casa Vinicola Sartori, Bertani, Planeta, Feudi Greco di Tufo, Bottega Vinaia, Fontanafredda, Rocca delle Macie, Mandrarossa Fiano, will donate their wines for this unique event.
Attendees are invited to participate in the silent auction, which will feature prizes such as dinners for two, jewellery, as well as travel packages. All proceeds support the American Cancer Society's mission to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. In the past, Taste of Hope has raised over $150,000.
Ticket Prices
(VIP Admission 6:30PM; General Admission 7:30PM)

General Admission Tickets: $175 per person, $300 per pair
VIP Table & Concierge Service: $1,500 per five guests (includes gift bag and car service to and from the event provided by Uber NYC)
VIP Table & Concierge Service: $3,000 per ten guests (includes gift bag and car service to and from the event provided by Uber NYC).
For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, visit, follow us on Twitter @VinitalyTour and the American Cancer Society on @ACSTasteofHope, If you cannot attend the event but wish to donate a gift to the American Cancer Society please visit the website. For media inquiries, please contact Evan Barbour at evan(at)bullfrogandbaum(dot)com.

Veronafiere is the leading organizer of trade shows in Italy including Vinitaly (, the largest wine event in the world. The 47th edition of Vinitaly counted some 148,000 visitors (+6%), of which 53.000 were international attendees (+10%) visiting from 120 countries. On 95.000 square meters, 4.200 exhibitors welcomed trade professional, media and producers alike. The next instalment of the fair with take place on 6th-9th April 2014. The premier event to Vinitaly, OperaWine ( "Finest Italian Wines: 100 Great Producers" will unite international wine professionals on April 5th 2014 in the heart of Verona. Veronafiere also created Vinitaly International in 1998 to develop a global platform for the promotion of companies in the Italian wine and food sectors.

About the Taste of Hope:
Taste of Hope® was founded in 2005 by the American Cancer Society. They created this fundraiser as a way to celebrate New York dining while raising funds to help underwrite the ACS's mission to fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. Between the early 1990s and 2005 they have seen a 15 percent decrease in the overall cancer death rate, which means they have helped to avoid about 650,000 cancer deaths and created the potential for more birthday celebrations.
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