The event will raise funds for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Gateway Chapter.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Rob McLean
Monday, February 6, 2012
Missouri wine making can be tricky, Regina Ruppert said. Some years locally grown grapes will vary in acidity due to the weather, she said. Ruppert owns Serenity Valley Winery, located in Callaway County. Ruppert doesn’t have to worry about a local vineyard’s crop—her company imports juice from around the world. Serenity Valley Winery will be among the Missouri wineries appearing at the 26th annual Missouri Winefest on Feb. 11 at Westport Plaza. Proceeds from the winefest will benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Gateway Chapter. Fundraising for the cure Debbie Kersting, executive director of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society-Gateway Chapter, said the event has been a great fundraiser in previous years. The organization has raised a…
Thousands of people walked, ran or wheeled through the streets of downtown to remember and celebrate those with breast cancer.
Downtown St. Louis was awash in pink on Saturday as the 13th annual Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure took over the city. The Race for the Cure series raises awareness and funds for the battle against breast cancer. With 64,088 registered participants, the St. Louis event is the largest Race for the Cure in the country. This year, there were 1,000 teams with Creve Coeur-located WIL’s “Team Breadbird,” organized by radio personality Cornbread, making history with the largest team ever: 7,568 members. It took 1,000 volunteers to organize the race, including an “I Am The Cure” cheer squad consisting of cheerleaders from Lindbergh High School among other Missouri schools. After a crowd-rousing cheer during pre-race festivities, the Cure …
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