October is here and we are, for the 6th year, raising money all month long for the Sutter Breast Care Center of Santa Rosa! This morning we released Framboise For A Cure on draft AND in 375ml bottles at the pub and are off to a great start for our fundraising efforts this month. We made a little extra Framboise this year so we could have enough for sale on tap. It was a very pretty sight today with all those pink glasses of beer everywhere! We will not be distributing this beer as 100% of the proceeds will be donated to our local Breast Care Center and we need to make as much money as possible. That said, however, Tom Peters at Monk's Cafe in Philly and Chris Black at Falling Rock in Denver have agreed to help us raise money for our cause with a keg of Framboise each at their establishments! Not sure of the details of those events, but they will be serving it for our charity at some point this month!
We also have 3 different styles of commemorative "All Hopped Up For The Cure" shirts available for purchase at the pub and in our online gift shop! Original design on this year's shirts is by local tattoo artist, Joe Leonard, and Matt Morgan from Farm Fresh Shirts. In addition to the beer and the shirts, we are raffling off some very cool items later in the month. The Pink Vespa, Pink Guitar, and Pink Bicycle are being delivered this week for our raffle on October 27th. Raffle tickets available and items on display at the pub all month long. I will post pictures once they show up- I have only seen the scooter in person, but the guitar and bike remain a mystery. And NEW this year is the 2013 Pin-Up Calendar also available for purchase at the pub!
Last year we donated over $67,000 to the Sutter Breast Care Center from our efforts in October! This year we plan to meet and exceed expectations and raise even more money for a great cause. Our money goes directly to help men and women with little or no insurance get the screening and treatment they need in their fight against Breast Cancer. Aside from raising lots of money to help others, my favorite thing about this month is the coming together of so many businesses and individuals in our community to make it all happen. So I would like to give a big thank you to the following for all their help in making our fundraiser so successful:
Clone Digital Print And Copy
Timmy Lovold and all the businesses and people who contributed to building the guitar
Cambria Bicycle Outfitters
Custom Culture Images
Farm Fresh Shirts
Every Russian River Brewing Employee for being champions for Breast Cancer Awareness Month year after year!
Our wonderful customers and community for helping us with this great cause year after year!
Check out our music calendar for all the fun shows this month starting with The Mud, The Blood, And The Beer Saturday, October 6th! Cheers!