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The 13th Annual V Foundation Wine Celebration Announces Raffle for 2012 Bentley Continental GT Coupe

Raffle to Take Place During Weekend of Events in Napa Valley, California

The 13th Annual V Foundation Wine Celebration, one of the signature fundraising events for The V Foundation for Cancer Research, is proud to announce that this year’s celebration will include a raffle for a 2012 Bentley Continental GT Coupe, or comparable Bentley convertible model, valued at over $190,000.  The V Foundation Wine Celebration will take place on August 5 and 6 in Napa Valley, California, and will once again be hosted by Duke University head men’s basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski, and his wife, Mickie.

Raffle tickets for the Bentley Continental GT Coupe will be sold for $1,000 each, with only 325 tickets available for purchase through August 6.  The vehicle is the perfect fusion of supercar performance and handcrafted luxury.  The raffle drawing will take place Saturday, August 6, as part of The V Foundation Wine Celebration evening festivities at the Nickel & Nickel Winery.  All proceeds from the raffle will benefit California-based cancer research projects funded through The V Foundation.  For more information, please visit www.broadcause.com/vfoundation or call (707) 963-0611.

“What a super combination!  A great chance to win a Bentley with only 325 tickets to be sold and if you don’t win, 100% of your ticket purchase price goes to cancer research in California,” said Bob Lloyd, Chairman of The V Foundation for Cancer Research.  “You can even purchase more than one ticket to increase your chances of driving off with a Bentley.”

In addition to the raffle, The V Foundation Wine Celebration offers several other opportunities to join the fight against cancer.  Attendees will be able to watch the Grammy Award-winning Doobie Brothers perform, participate in silent and live auctions and enjoy exclusive wines from local wineries and incredible food from renowned restaurateurs and chefs.  Tickets for the full weekend of events are $2,500 with single day tickets also available. These tickets are required to attend all events, including the raffle drawing on Saturday.

Since the event’s inception in 1999, The V Foundation Wine Celebration has raised more than $35 million for the fight against cancer.  As in previous years, funds raised at The V Foundation Wine Celebration will support a number of cancer research projects in California and throughout the United States.  A highlight of the weekend is The V Foundation’s annual Fund-A-Need campaign.  This year, the Foundation has partnered with Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, an organization devoted to raising funds and awareness for brain cancer research.  Additionally, Robin Bagget and Michelle Fields of Alpha Omega Winery will be honored as the 2011 Vintners Grant recipients. The grant is awarded annually to acknowledge the efforts and support of a participating vintner. Dr. Neil Aldoroty, longtime supporter of The V Foundation, will also be presented with an award of inspiration as a four-time cancer survivor.

For more information about the Bentley raffle and The V Foundation Wine Celebration, please visit www.broadcause.com/vfoundation or call (707) 963-0611.

About The V Foundation Wine Celebration

The V Foundation Wine Celebration is a world-class wine event and auction benefiting The V Foundation for Cancer Research. Set in Napa Valley, the heart of California Wine Country, this annual special event brings together 450 prominent members of the sports broadcasting, entertainment, media, lifestyle, technology, investment and winemaking worlds to raise money to fund vital research in the fight against all types of cancer. Dedicated to giving back to the generous Napa Valley and surrounding communities that have so enthusiastically embraced The V Foundation, the Wine Celebration has funded 34 promising research programs at medical and research facilities including, St Helena Hospital, Napa’s Queen of the Valley Hospital, Stanford and UC San Francisco. Co-founded by Julie Allegro Constantin and The V Foundation Chairman, Robert Lloyd, the V Wine Celebration has grown from its humble beginnings to one of the top-rated charitable wine auctions in the country. Guided by a dedicated volunteer board, the two-day fundraiser has raised over $35 million since the inaugural event in 1999.