Approximately 60 people attended our first annual wine tasting event, “Eat, Drink and be Giving”, held at the Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital conference center on November 7, 2019. Our theme certainly hit the mark as everyone feasted on delicious small plates prepared by ProHealth’s chef, Andrew Bergman, paired with wine from Bronco Wines and gave generously to our cause, ProHealth's Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital Cancer Center!
We would like to give special thanks to Dr. Stan Markus who entertained us during the reception, Chef Andrew Bergman who satisfied everyone’s appetite with a delicious menu, and Mark Winkels who selected and introduced the wines that paired so well with the menu! The Auxiliary would also like to thank our guest speaker, Denise Melka. Denise is an ovarian cancer survivor who was kind enough to share her journey with us. From her diagnosis in September, 2018, through her “cancer free” diagnosis in April, 2019, ProHealth was by her side! She is so thankful that she is now on a patient advisory board and donates her time every week to sit with patients during their chemo treatments at the Cancer Center.
Overall, the event was a huge success and we were able to donate thousands of dollars to the cancer center! Please mark your calendars for next year - the second annual wine tasting event will be held on October 29th, 2020. We hope to see you there!!