Blood cancer is a devastating adversary. This year in the United States, an estimated 176,200 people will be diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma, forever changing their lives and the lives of their families. Right now, nearly 1.4 million people in the U.S. are living with or in remission from a blood cancer. Tragically, blood cancers are the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States – claiming nearly 57,000 lives annually. These numbers are staggering: one person diagnosed every three minutes; one life lost every nine minutes.
Tom Shelton, LBS member and fundraising chair for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, as part of their 2020 Man and Woman of the Year Campaign, has asked that we help increase awareness in the Lexington area.
We will gather via Zoom for a chat with Erika Furlong, Executive Director of the LLS Kentucky Chapter and, Dan McKee, Master Distiller at Michter’s Distillery, a Michter’s US-1 Single Barrel Straight Rye Manhattan recipe and demonstration with cocktail kit and charcuterie plate available for pre-purchase from Wine+market. The cocktail is the Michter’s Manhattan, and Wine+market has two options for following along and having one (or two) with us during the Zoom:
1. Pre-mixed for 2 cocktails @ $14
2. Full bottles of all ingredients for 12 cocktails @ $121.74 after tax ($10.15 per cocktail) with plenty of bitters and vermouth left over for even more cocktails!
For the charcuterie plate to enjoy during the Zoom please call Wine+market asap at 859.225.0755 and let them know it is for the LBS event this Saturday and also let them know which cocktail option you are selecting. They need these orders no later than this afternoon to accommodate all of us.
This is a free event to attend with only 90 Zoom spots available, however, all funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will be generated from donations, raffle tickets and auction items. Only 1 ticket required per household. The Zoom link for the event will be included in your ticket confirmation email.
The donation link for our event is tinyurl.com/LBSforLLS. This link takes you directly to the official LLS donation page, with 100% of your donation going to LLS. Use this link to get your tickets for our raffle prizes including a Michter’s barrel stave caddy with 4 Michter’s Glencairn glasses, a bartender’s gift basket from Michter’s Distillery with Copper Mint Julep Cups and shaker, a full size Michter’s Distillery barrelhead, a private tasting of Michter’s expressions and more.
Every $10 donated will earn you one entry in the raffle, with no minimum. To ensure your donation is properly earmarked for the raffle, please type “LBS” in the “Your Message” section on the donation page and after submitting please forward your donation receipt email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You do NOT have to be a part of the Zoom meeting with Michter’s Master Distiller, Dan McKee to enter the raffle so get your donations in ASAP here: tinyurl.com/LBSforLLS
Cheers, and thank you for supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Kentucky & Southern Indiana!