Tuesday, May 17, 2011

4th Annual Food & Wine Tasting for the John Kerr Foundation

The 4th Annual Food & Wine Tasting benefitting The John Kerr Foundation is this Saturday May 21, 2011 from 5:30 PM–9:30 PM

The event location is at Clunie Hall inside McKinley Park: 601 Alhambra Blvd. Sacramento, CA

Tickets are $35/Person
CLICK HERE to buy tickets.

This year's All-Star lineup includes The Waterboy/OneSpeed, Mulvaney's, Revolution Wines, Woodbridge Winery, 4th Street Grille, Trader Joe's, Bogle Winery, Tuli Bistro and many more...

Join the fun-filled evening with unlimited food and wine tasting provided by some of Northern California's best restaurants and wineries. 

In addition, there will be hosting a silent auction featuring some amazing prizes graciously donated by local artists and businesses. This is our largest fundraiser of the year and it is going to be an incredible night of outstanding food, delicious wine, wonderful people, great entertainment and all for a great cause!

About John Kerr:
John was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and was diagnosed at 18 months with the neuromuscular disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy. This is a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy that attacks the motor neurons in the spinal cord and directly affects the functionality of his muscles.

Never able to sit up independently or crawl, John received his first electric wheelchair on his fifth birthday. This newfound independence buoyed John into a life that was no different than that of his peers. John battled his first bout of pneumonia at age 10, and doctors gave him six months to live. This became the first of many struggles with respiratory illnesses and numerous dire prognoses. However, with a strong sense of faith and family support, John overcame these challenges and forged a well-rounded life for himself.

John has never let his disease slow him down. John has been able to experience a number of adventures, including snorkeling twice in Hawaii, swimming with dolphins, and his biggest thrill – taking a Class III whitewater rafting trip down the American River. As time goes by and new physical challenges arise, John's passion for life and his desire to live it grow exceptionally stronger. A few years ago, John began thinking of ways in which he may be able to help others with his same condition and give something back to society. John's vision has now come to fruition with the formation of The John Kerr Foundation. 

For more information visit: www.johnkerrfoundation.org or call 916-730-8875.

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