Monday, April 25, 2011

The Lexington Cancer Foundation Presents the Sixth Annual Kentucky Bluegrass Wine Auction and Derby Gala May 4-7, 2011

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Paul Burditch
Burditch Marketing Communications

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   The Lexington Cancer Foundation Presents the Sixth Annual  Kentucky Bluegrass Wine Auction and Derby Gala May 4-7, 2011   

Napa Wines Shine at Foundation’s Sixth Annual Fundraiser, a U.S. Top Ten Charity Wine Auction
Lexington, KY – April 25th, 2011 – The Lexington Cancer Foundation, Inc. (LCF) will host its sixth annual Kentucky Bluegrass Wine Auction and Derby Gala Wednesday, May 4 – Saturday, May 7, 2011. The nation’s only charity wine event integrating fine wine and equestrian culture, The Kentucky Bluegrass Wine Auction coincides with The Kentucky Derby. The event’s private vintner dinners will be held in LCF patron homes on Wednesday, May 4.  The auction will be held at Donamire Farm in Lexington, Kentucky on Thursday, May 5.  Vintner pouring and silent auction will begin at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner and live auction at 8:30 pm.  The Right on Band will entertain guests from 10:00 pm until 1:00 am.  Participating vintners will attend horse farm tours and a private dinner at the Iroquois Hunt Club on Friday, May 6. In only five years, the Kentucky Bluegrass Wine Auction and Derby Gala has raised more than 3.5 million dollars in support of the LCF’s mission to fight cancer.

Since its inception, the auction has grown, attracting a wide range of vintners to Kentucky.  Vintners in attendance have included; Jackson Family Wines, Jordan Vineyards, Chalk Hill Estate, Oakville Ranch Vineyards, Blackbird Vineyards, Grgich Hills Estate, Spottswoode Family Wine Estate, Duckhorn Wine Company, Revana Family Wines, Barbour Vineyards, Magnanimus Wine Group and many more.  Mr. Michael Polenske of Blackbird Vineyards will serve as the 2011 Vintner Chair.  The following vintners will attend in 2011; Blackbird Vineyards, Quintessa, Schramsberg Vineyards, Jonata, Lail Vineyards, Silver Oak Cellars, Morlet Vineyards, Revana Family Vineyards,  Jackson Family Wines, Reynolds Family Vineyards, Skipstone Ranch, and several others.

Live auction items include trips to the Cannes Film Festival with airfare, a stay at The Montage Resort and Spa with choice of location, private mansion in Carmel, California with golf at Pebble Beach, donation by Exclusive Resorts with choice of location, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Napa Valley excursions, and many more.  

Tickets are limited and can be purchased by calling 888.388.2620.  $700 per couple for the Kentucky Bluegrass Wine Auction and Derby Gala on Thursday, May 5.

“The Lexington Cancer Foundation is honored to have such generous and supportive donors and patrons.  They allow the Lexington Cancer Foundation to fulfill its mission to raise awareness and funds in the fight against cancer.” said Kristi Martin, Executive Director of the Lexington Cancer Foundation.

The Lexington Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to raising funds for the care of cancer patients.  The philanthropic mission of the organization is to create awareness and raise funds in the fight for the eradication of cancer.  The Lexington Cancer Foundation, Inc. is also dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare for cancer patients. For more information on the Kentucky Bluegrass Wine Auction contact the Lexington Cancer Foundation office at 888-388-2620 or log onto  

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