US – 2016 Autumn Wine Tasting Event in New York City
On October 13, 2016, the Rapid Relief Team from Westfield, NJ, was honoured to assist at the 22nd Annual Autumn Wine Tasting Event, at Gustavino’s on 59th Street of Manhattan, NYC. This fundraising event, successfully raised more than $500,000 for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and their many programs.
St. Jude’s Hospital is a world-renowned organization, fighting day and night for a break-through in research of childhood cancer. Prior to when St. Jude’s started in the ‘60s, the survival rate of children with paediatric cancer was 1 in 5 kids. Today, the survival rate is 80%! What an amazing achievement they have accomplished, while staying 100% free to their patients and families.
The evening of the event was filled with networking, awareness and amazing food, with NYC’s top law firms attending and sponsoring the event. Around 500 people attended this event and contributed to the fundraising by bidding on items through a silent auction, such as a Get-Away Vacation Package or Tickets to their Favorite Sports Team.
The RRT Volunteers dove into action by assisting with the silent auction, handing out gifts, serving the food and pouring wine. After the event was complete, RRT stuck around to help with the break-down and clean-up of the event.
The Rapid Relief Team loved the opportunity to once again show their support to The St. Jude’s Research Hospital and look forward to working with them again in the near future!