Three Blind Wines To Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation On Thursday

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Tennessee Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host Three Blind Wines on Thursday, at 6 p.m. at The Mill at 1601 Gulf St. #100.

The annual wine event is expected to bring more than 300 charity minded attendees, and to raise an estimated $25,000 to support the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, to assure the development of the means to cure cystic fibrosis.   

From wine novices to fine wine aficionados, Three Blind Wines gives all guests the opportunity to taste different brands of wine while benefiting a great cause.  Guests will have the opportunity to compete and vote in the “blind wine” contest.  The team with the most popular wine will take home a cellar full of wine.   

Featured at the wine event is a silent auction and reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner, a live auction and entertainment. Live auction items include a trip to Telluride and San Francisco.  Guests will have the opportunity to participate in Bid for a Cure as well.

When the Foundation was established in 1955, children with CF were not expected to live long enough to attend elementary school.  Due in large part to the Foundation’s aggressive investments in innovative research and comprehensive care, the predicted median survival age for people with this disease is now more than 37 years. 

In 1989, CF Foundation-supported scientists discovered the defective gene that causes cystic fibrosis-a monumental breakthrough on the road to a cure. 

The Foundation has played an integral role in the development and FDA approval of four therapies that are now a routine part of treatment regimens for many with CF.  The Foundation is actively supporting more than 30 potential new treatments currently in development- that’s more than in the entire history of the disease.   

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the U.S.  A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food. 

Individual tickets to Three Blind Wines are $30 and can be purchased by calling 615 255-1167. Sponsorships are also available.


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