Monday, June 6, 2011

Cooking With Cancer Pineda Red Wine

Positive and negative moments in life are always shared with good friends. As many of you know, one of my passions in life is to increase the quality of life for cancer patients through my knowledge of medicine combined with my training in the culinary arts.

Cooking with Cancer, INC. is a non profit, 501 (c) (3), charitable organization designed to dedicate its resources and energy to the research, development, education, and training of these aspects. During the past year, CWC had the pleasure of providing over 1,500 domestic and international oncology patients with free cookbooks and DVD’s. These educational resources enforce healthy living, address certain side effects a patient may experience during chemotherapy or radiation, and promote overall nutrition.

Healthy Living, Healthy Lives….Living for a Better Tomorrow is a free educational seminar CWC’s been fortunate to present to corporate business, healthcare providers, hospitals, societies, retirement communities, organizations, cancer centers and private practice providers. Prevention, through education, I feel is the most powerful tool in our fight against cancer.

Today, I share with you the latest CWC venture, PINEDA red wine. The wine’s name is homage to my parents. In Spanish, Pineda means rich pine forest and the making of a good wine starts with a rich earth. CWC and International Wines entered into a partnership to create PINEDA and in a few weeks, PINEDA will be distributed throughout Alabama and Mississippi. Local venues close to you such as Whole Foods, Western in Mt. Brook, and Vintage Wines will feature our wine. Our vision is to have this wine promote health, happiness, and compliment good food while supporting a good cause. 100% of the profits from PINEDA will go back into CWC. These funds will help the continuation of free educational resources to oncology patients.

Many of you have already joined me in this cause and I am sincerely thankful. As a colleague and personal friend I want to share this with you.