WIN’s Wine Walkabout Raises More Than $40,000 for New Therapy Equipment

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2019 Wine Walkabout Co-chairs, Alex Shek, Shari Tompkins, and Emma Young stand in a line next to each other.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.