As Drink for Pink enters its third year of operation, one of our goals is to continue to expand our partnerships to increase fundraising efforts within the community. We had an opportunity to partner with Ann Wolta’s Rally for the Cure event, a local golf tournament at Indian Tree benefitting men and women battling breast cancer in Colorado. Ann and her team have done an incredible job hosting an event that is celebrating its 9-year anniversary with over $105,000 raised. We sat down with Ann to learn more about her background and involvement in the fight for Breast Cancer.
Like any nonprofit, our main focus is on the beneficiary. In our case, that means the individual researchers involved with finding a cure for breast cancer. The research angle is baked into our three core values – local, transparent, and research-focused.
From day one, our goal has been to create value for all parties involved (including breweries and corporate sponsors) while shining the spotlight on the researchers as well. In this manner, all parties involved feel the connection that is forged by their efforts.
Shortly after receiving word of where our 2015 donations would go (courtesy of the fantastic Review Board of the Cancer League of Colorado), we knew we wanted to bring partnering breweries to the actual lab benefiting from our work. In this case, it was the lab of Dr. Diana Cittelly. The world-class staff at Anschutz (big shout out to Jerry Sinning and Allison Krebs for being rockstars!) was able to make this happen and made the experience even better than expected.
Drink for Pink operates on three key values: research, local, and transparency. Our mission is to support critical breast cancer research local to the Colorado area in a transparent way.
Part of that transparency is letting you know exactly how much we raised in a given year and where it’s going. We did our first transparency report in 2015, and we’re excited to do it again this year!
I’ll start by just saying that 2016 was truly an amazing year. Although we fell short of our goal of hitting $10,000, we nearly doubled our donation from last year, partnered with some new breweries, and had 10 total events throughout the year! We can’t thank you enough for your support.
Looking forward, we’re setting some ambitious targets for this year. We think we can double our donation from this year and get close to that $25,000 mark we’re looking for to fully fund our own seed grant.
This is an ongoing series of mini blogs to highlight the breweries like Ratio Beerworks partnering with Drink for Pink.
This week we are highlighting Ratio Beerworks, a fantastic local brewery and host to our kickoff and closing events in 2015. This year we were honored to have them as part of our October lineup; in addition we are part of their 12 days of Giving in December with an event on the 22nd. We spoke with Tristan Chan, their Marketing Manager, to learn more about Ratio!
This is an ongoing series of mini blogs to highlight the breweries like Left Hand partnering with Drink for Pink.
Our next featured brewery is none other than Left Hand Brewing. This year they brewed a special (and delicious) Pink Peppercorn Kolsch specifically forDrink for Pink during the month of October. It was a huge hit in the taproom! We spoke with their Tasting Room General Manager, Natalie Gula, on what makes Left Hand unique.