Gibsonia winery offers relaxed background for Unwined fundraiser
The verdant vines of La Casa Narcisi Winery in Gibsonia provided a relaxed countryside backdrop for Unwined: A Toast to Hope for a Cure on Aug. 5.
“We wanted to provide a different event so everyone could be outside,” said Tiffany Casarcia, now in her third year of co-chairing the event with Debbie DePew.
“We love Narcisi. It has a very Tuscan feel,” DePew said.
The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's Cancer and Blood Disorders Auxiliary fundraiser raises awareness of pediatric cancer and the research being done in Pittsburgh, as well as money to purchase equipment for research efforts and provide support for families with patients undergoing treatment, said Brooke Mullin, chairwoman of the Cancer and Blood Disorders Auxiliary.
The event honored Jenn and Paul Noro as this year's Patient Hero Family. Their son, Mario, 11, diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in September 2011, is scheduled to end treatment by Dec. 19.
“Anyone at any time can hear the words ‘Your child has cancer.' It's important to be thankful for the blessings you have and give back to a cause you may one day need,” Jenn Muro said.
Also sipping and socializing in the sunshine: Debbie Flaherty and James Campbell, Laurel and Lyle Odelein, Robert and Amy DeMichiei, Scott and Susan Lammie and the Hon. Jill Rangos and spouse, John Rangos Jr.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation hosts Wine Tasting Gala
- Flash!: Reindeer Ball; Amen Corner’s Holiday Party
- Renowned neurosurgeon speaks at Pittsburgh Carson Scholars Fund auction