On Saturday, April 29 from noon to 4 pm, Dr. Rosalee Rehrig and her Relay for Life Team will partner with the staff at Galen Glen Winery in Andreas for their eighth annual Cheesecake for a Cure event to benefit The American Cancer Society. Guests to the winery can purchase slices of homemade cheese cake to pair with a glass of wine while they drink in the beauty of the vineyard. All proceeds from cheesecake sales are donated.
In addition, the winery is donating one dollar from every bottle sold during the event. Galen Glen's winemaker, Sarah C. Rhodes-Troxell states, "Cancer strikes without discern across all races and creeds. Everyone knows someone who has or had cancer. Galen Glen is proud to partner with The American Cancer Society and support the scientists who search for a cure."
When asked why she started this event, Dr. Rosalee Rehrig stated, "As a doctor, I see patients with cancer every day. I've lost a good friend to cancer and I hope for a future where I never have to say, 'you have cancer.'" She continues highlighting, "our friend Sandy is our inspiration. She was a great friend who passed within months of learning she had a brain tumor. If there were more treatments, maybe she could have been saved." Rhodes-Troxell and Rehrig encourage all to visit the winery during the event.
The event is held rain or shine and no reservations are required. Rehrig adds, "a piece of cheesecake and a glass of wine are the perfect way to enjoy any day." Tasting Room Manager, Kathy Matson, quips, "It's just what the doctor ordered. This year, cancer has impacted several members of our winery family in some way. A member of my family is fighting now. I pray for a cure." When asked why this event has continued for eight years, Rehrig notes, "the success of this event year after year has helped us raise tens of thousands of dollars to help others. We are thankful for the support of the winery and it's guests."
About Galen Glen Winery
Galen Glen Winery is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Andreas Pennsylvania. The vineyard is on the family's double-century farm and full of history. The tasting room's knowledgeable and engaging staff always make your visit enjoyable. Currently, the tasting room is open Friday, noon to 5pm; Saturday, 11am to 5pm and Sunday, noon to 5pm. Beginning April 5th, the tasting room will be open Wednesday through Friday from noon to 5pm; Saturday, 11am to 5pm; and Sunday, noon to 5pm. Plan to spend some time enjoying the exceptional views and a glass of award-winning wine with locally-made cheeses or pack some light fare.
For more information about the winery's other award winning wines and other upcoming events, please visit the website www.galenglen.com or "Like" on Facebook at Galen Glen Vineyard & Winery and follow on Twitter #galenglenwine. The tasting room may be reached via telephone at 570-386-3682. The staff looks forward to meeting you and your family and helping you create unforgettable memories at Galen Glen.