PHILADELPHIA (March 23, 2017) — Fox Chase Cancer Center will present its signature fundraising event In Vino Vita Benefit and Wine Auction on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Vie.
Now in its fourth year, In Vino Vita has raised nearly $2 million and evolved into a premier wine event in Philadelphia. This year, some of the world’s finest winemaking talent will be participating in the event, including Fisher Vineyards, Paul Hobbs Wines, Retour Winery and Laurent-Perrier Champagne.
In keeping with its name, meaning “In Wine, Life,” the event raises money for pioneering research and patient care at Fox Chase. While enjoying an evening of live music and a multi-course dinner, guests participate in a lively auction with high-end wine and related experiences available to the highest bidders. More than 450 prominent healthcare, business, and philanthropic leaders attended the 2016 event.
One of the hallmarks of In Vino Vita is the Special Pledge, in which attendees band together to support a worthwhile project at Fox Chase. This year the Special Pledge will focus on pilot funding for early stage research. Pilot funding is seed money that enables initial testing of innovative theories, and helps researchers collect and sometimes publish preliminary findings, which is often necessary to secure larger grants. Funding at this stage can be the difference between a study happening or not happening. Previous Special Pledges brought upgraded infusion room patient chairs, an expansion and comprehensive renovation of the surgical family waiting suite, and a state-of-the-art immunotherapy lab.
Tickets are available at vinovita.org.