The seventh annual Wine Walkabout was hosted by the Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) on Thursday, November 21 at Caves Valley Golf Club. Thanks to the hard work of co-chairs, Alex Shek, Shari Tompkins and Emma Young, the event was a success. Generous sponsors and guests helped to raise more than $40,000 for Kennedy Krieger Institute. Proceeds from this event will benefit the much-needed expansion of the Institute’s International Center for Spinal Cord Injury through the purchase of a new functional electrical stimulation bicycle for arms and legs.
Guests enjoyed creative food and wine pairings as well as live music, and then heard from a patient and her spouse, who shared their story of how life has improved due to therapy from the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury. Following their informative and inspirational comments, a live auction ensued where guests were asked to consider making a gift to cover the cost of the electrical stimulation bicycle. It was a wonderful way to further support the future expansion of the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury and Kennedy Krieger, while reminding guests of the importance of their attendance that evening.