At the June 18 EVMS Foundation Board of Trustees meeting, organizers of the 2014 Wine, Women & Fishing fundraising event, produced by the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation, presented a check to EVMS for $79,200. This brings the annual event’s total contributions to EVMS to $388,675 since 2004, most of which has funded breast cancer research.
“We really appreciate the work that’s being done and the inroads that are being made in cancer research at EVMS,” says Linda Church, who has chaired Wine, Women & Fishing since its inception. “If you’re going to donate, you want your dollars used in the most efficient way, and that’s what EVMS does. This year our goal is $100,000.”
The 2015 event will be held Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 13-16. Fundraising wine dinners are set for Thursday and Friday evenings. Registration for the fishing tournament will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The tournament starts at 8:30 a.m. Sunday; the post-tournament dock party kicks off at 5 p.m. and is followed by the awards presentation, silent auction, music and dinner at 7 p.m.
Pictured from left: Eric Feliberti, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery and Surgical Oncologist, EVMS; Jennie Capps, Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation; Linda Church, Chair, Wine, Women & Fishing; and Richard Homan, MD, President and Provost of EVMS and Dean of the School of Medicine.