It’s been a bit since I’ve posted but this is the perfect cause to get back in to the swing of blogging. Last time I was at Starr Hill Brewery was when the earthquake hit on August 23rd, 2011 in Louisa while we were sampling the strongest stoutest brew on tap. The building began to shake and we thought, Wow that was a robust beer!! The manager thought it was the train that runs directly behind the building, but moments later Tweets were out with the Richter scale reading 5.8.
In August (and starting tonight!) for every pint of beer sold , Starr Hill Brewery will donate $ ONE DOLLAR $ to our local American Heart Association throughout the rest of the month. This is a cause literally near and dear to my heart and the financial support stays local. This is an ongoing program that Starr Hill does benefitting different charities and this month #CheersforCharity is focusing on heart health. Get a little cardio in by raising a glass (or mug) and lower your blood pressure while supporting research that will benefit someone in your life, maybe even you!
So here we are , four years later in August, and not expecting the earth to shake but would love to see a roar of support for this charity! I’m looking forward to seeing the changes made in the last year to Starr Hill as well.
Many of you may have already attended this benefit in the past, but in case you’ve missed it, let me share a bit about Bras for a Cause. The fashion show is highlighted by male models (since men can get breast cancer too) cavorting in the specially designed bras. Past themes have been Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Golf theme, and the Wizard of Oz. Just as almost everyone has had an encounter with breast cancer, whether yourself, a family member or a friend, hearing the diagnosis is a life changing event. The Blue Ridge Chapter of Women’s Council of Realtors ( which has male members also) is hosting the 4th Annual Bras for a Cause event in an effort to provide funds to help Flourish, the positive image boutique at The Emily Couric Cancer Center in Charlottesville, Virginia and raise Breast Cancer awareness in our community.
At Flourish, stylish products are made available to those facing Cancer. Flourish is located on the main floor of the UVA Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. Supported by the UVA Hospital Auxiliary, funds generated by the boutique help the UVA Cancer Center to provide additional resources for cancer patients. Mastectomy garments, skin care products, wigs and scarves, clothing and accessories are some of the products available. It’s a great place to buy gifts for someone that you care about including stylish and affordable jewelry, cancer awareness books and other inspirational gift items. With private fitting rooms, a Certified mastectomy fitter can help women while giving them the privacy, respect and concern so needed during this time. It also features Ramona’s Room, offering free wigs, scarves and caps for those who are un- or under-insured.
Come out and join in the merriment with our local Realtors (and affiliated real estate folks including mortgage brokers) hoot and holler at the brave male models showing off their “themed bras”, not making light of the disease but laughing together as we attack it! Many of our Realtors have or are going through this right now and can use the support.
Please join us Friday,September 19, 2014 – 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Elk’s Lodge, 389 Elk Drive, Charlottesville, VA
Hors D’oeuvres, Cash Bar & Live Auction. Tickets now on sale at ‘Flourish’ UVA Emily Couric Cancer Center for $20.00 (or $25.00 at the door).