STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host the "Stamford Wine Opener" from 6-10 p.m., Thursday, at The Sheraton Stamford Hotel, 700 E. Main St.
A special VIP reception will be held from 6 to 7 p.m.
Created for wine lovers and foodies alike, the Stamford Wine Opener boasts an unlimited sampling of approximately 30 wines and small plate tastings from 10 Fairfield County restaurants. The event benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and will celebrate the foundation’s most recent medical advances.
“We’re honored to continue our support for the Stamford Wine Opener, which will raise money for ongoing research and the development of groundbreaking treatment for cystic fibrosis,” said David Ring, First Niagara New England Regional president in a prepared statement. “We applaud the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for its integral role in the progress that has been made in detecting and treating this disease.”
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. A defective gene causes the body to produce thick mucus that leads to chronic and life-threatening lung-infections and impairs digestion. When the foundation was created in 1955, few children lived to attend elementary school. Today, because of the research and care supported by foundation through money raised the median age of survival for a person with cystic fibrosis is 37 years.
Now in its third year, the Stamford Wine Opener hopes to raise $75,000 for the foundation. The event is sponsored by the First Niagara Bank Foundation, Stamford Hospital Foundation and Glenville Wine & Spirit. Wine vendors include 55 Degrees, Fine Terroir Selections, Missing Link Wines, Serge Dore Selections, Winebow and Connecticut Distributors.
Individual ticket prices are $100 and VIP tickets are $150. Guests are asked to pre-register by reserving tickets online.
For more information, contact Roslyn Gilhuly, development director at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, at 860-632-7300 or email@example.com.