Wednesday, August 8, 2007

7th annual Brew Festival Raises 35,000 for Cancer Clinic

Now, this is great news for everyone involved. Kudos to all who attended and extra kudos to Marin Brewing & Noonan's for putting on a good show.

Press Release

“Fermenting Change – Microbreweries Battling Breast Cancer”

7th annual Brew Festival Raises 35,000 for Cancer Clinic

LARKSPUR, CA- The 7th Annual Microbreweries Battling Breast Cancer hosted by Marin Brewing Company and Noonan’s Bar and Grill on July 21st 2007, was a day of fantastic weather, music, food. Most importantly, however, were the 1500 beer lovers, cancer survivors and families who gathered at Larkspur Landing in hopes of raising funds for the Charlotte Maxwell Complimentary Clinic, a non-profit organization based in Berkeley, CA and offers alternative methods and medicines for low-income women struck with cancer. Pink shirts, pink pants and pink hats were the most popular retail items, adding to the funds raised through raffle and ticket sales. Despite the hot weather, attendees joined together to sample over 28 microbrews from all over California, making it possible for $35,000 to be raised in just one day.

Jenn Procopio, general manager of Marin Brewing Company and founder of the festival confirms this year as being the most successful thus far, surpassing last years total donation by $15,000. Charlotte Maxwell Medical Director Beverly Burns, states “As a clinic that provides direct services to underserved women with cancer, we are always working to try and raise funds to provide this care. Jenn Procopio and the Marin Brewing Company have provided us with unrestricted funds to increase the number of women that we can serve. For this we are incredible grateful and appreciative.” Marin Brewing Company and Noonan’s Bar and Grill are looking to next year to continue on in the spirit of good beer, good food and a good cause.