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2017 Wine Tasting - TBA
2016 Wine Tasting Update!
Because of our generous friends, like you, we reached our goal of raising $75,000 in net proceeds for PVHMC’s Neonatal Intensive Care and Pediatric Unit. The vital resources raised will go towards the purchase of a NICVIEW webcam system.
This technology will allow parents and families of premature or ill newborns to login and see their newborn on a computer, Ipad or smartphone when they are unable to physically be at the Hospital.
Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our tiniest patients at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center.
Annual Wine Tasting
Since 2005, PVHMC Foundation and LIQUORAMA Fine Wines and Spirits in Upland, CA, have hosted what many consider to be the premier wine tasting event in the Inland Empire, also known simply as the Annual Wine Tasting.
The net proceeds from the Annual Wine Tasting are used to purchase state of the art equipment for Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center’s pediatric and neonatal intensive care (NICU) departments. Over the past 10 years, the Annual Wine Tasting has raised over $500,000 for the two departments.
The 500 plus guests have the opportunity to taste an extraordinary collection of over 200 wines, selected from over 30 vintners from around the world. The demanding palate of LIQUORAMA’s owner, John Solomon, ensures the wines selected are truly rated 90 or above on a 100 point scale.
What Makes the Annual Wine Tasting so Unique?
Noted wine expert and owner of LIQUORAMA Fine Wines and Spirits in Upland, CA, John Solomon, spends months in preparation for the event by personally working with the most notable wineries and importers to select only the finest wines from their cellars for presentation at the Annual Wine Tasting. The reputation of this event has grown in the Inland Empire because of John’s passion for fine wine and also for his passion for Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center and the tender care provided to the most vulnerable patients in the NICU and Pediatrics department. The Annual Wine Tasting has become the wine event that is not to be missed!
As guests arrive at the event, they each receive their own glass to use as they move from table to table to taste and discuss the wine that has been poured into their glass by winery vintner's.
Once poured, the guests may swirl the glass and hold it up to the light to view its color and appearance, and for red wines especially, to view the wines “legs” or “tears” as the French prefer. It is very common to see tasters swirl the glass once more and put their nose deep into the bowl of the glass to sniff the various aromas from young wines and bouquets from the more mature vintages. Then there is the tasting and the “in mouth” sensations and then how the wine “finishes” or the aftertaste.
In the middle of the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center ballroom will be a specially designed menu of hors d’oeuvres that are a perfect food match for the quality of wines being poured. Small tables are situated around the room so that the guests may sit or stand and enjoy the special wine and food pairing.
Once the guests have gone around the room and tasted, they usually come back to their favorites and inquire about ordering their favorite wine. Through the help of LIQUORAMA, guests will be able to purchase the wines of their choice, with all profits on the sale of the wine, donated back to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Foundation by LIQUORAMA.
The guests in attendance have made wonderful comments about how much they have enjoyed the event and the fun they had making new friends. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the pictures below certainly tell the story.
For further information about the Annual Wine Tasting and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Glenda Ferguson, Director of Development, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Foundation, 909-865-9659 or email@example.com
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Annual Celebrating With Style Fashion Show
Event was held on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2015 at the Fairplex Conference Center, Pomona.
This fundraising event is held each year to raise vital resources for The Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center Endowment Fund at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. The Endowment fund generates interest income which allows the Cancer Care Center to purchase state-of-the-art equipment (3D Tomosynthesis – Mammography) and offer Wellness and Educational programs to anyone touched by cancer at NO CHARGE (i.e., Yoga; Look Good Feel Better; When Cancer Enters Your Life; Living Well After Cancer; Free Wig Program; Breast Nurse Navigator; Psycho-Social Counselor; Library; and much more.)
The event starts at 11:00am with a champagne reception and guests having an opportunity to purchase opportunity tickets for different theme baskets. Guests will be seated and served a delicious lunch; listen to a brief talk about the Cancer Care Center and then enjoy our inspirational and fun fashion show.
For 2015, we have asked Women's and Men's fashions by SUSA BOUTIQUE AND XERXES FOR GENTS of Claremont to allow us to fashion their FALL fashions by our cancer patient survivor models. Each model celebrated being a survivor wearing three different outfits walking down the runway to upbeat music and a moderator will talk about their fashions and another one will share each models journey through cancer in three different segments were as follows:
First Segment: Casual / Moderator talked about each survivor’s diagnosis
Second Segment: Business / Survivor was escorted by their oncology physician and Moderator talked about how the physician and staff helped them through their treatment program.
Final Segment: Formal Wear / Survivor was escorted by the person who was instrumental in their recovery. Survivor’s favorite song was played.
Finale – All survivors in audience were asked to stand (performer sang "THE ROSE") each survivor model went out into the audience and handed a rose to each survivor.