Navigation Links
Rachel Alexandra, Kendall-Jackson Donate $20,000 to V Foundation for Cancer Research
Date:12/9/2009

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Kendall-Jackson Winery today sent a check for $20,000 to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, concluding its five-month-long, online auction of items donated by winery owner and co-founder Jess Jackson, from champion racehorse Rachel Alexandra's historic 2009 racing season. New items were introduced from June through October.

The highest-earning single item was the final lot: a visit with Rachel Alexandra at her New Orleans Fairgrounds training course this January. The prize, which includes airfare and hotel accommodations for two, was purchased for $6,500 by Everything's Cricket Racing of New York.

"We are very grateful to the people at Kendall-Jackson and to that amazing horse Rachel Alexandra, whose popularity helped fuel this fundraiser," said Sherrie Mazur of The V Foundation. "Since our organization was founded in the name of Coach Valvano, it is especially fitting that this donation comes from the world of athletics."

Other items purchased at www.kj.com during the auction included the halter worn by Rachel Alexandra prior to her Preakness Stakes victory workouts, the blue-and-white, # 3 saddle towel, worn during her 19-length, runaway victory in the Mother Goose Stakes, jockey goggles worn by Calvin Borel, during Rachel Alexandra's Haskell Stakes victory, an autographed racing crop used by Calvin Borel in Rachel Alexandra's to victory in the Woodward Stakes--her third of three wins over the colts in her historic 2009 campaign.

"This is a rare opportunity for us to use the notoriety of this amazing athlete, her appeal to both men and women, to raise money to fight a disease that steals from us all," said Jackson. "If we can turn Rachel Alexandra's accomplishments on the track into a weapon against cancer and into an inspiration for others, then that will be her greatest achievement."

Rachel Alexandra became the first filly to win the Preakness since 1924, beating a field of world-class colts, including Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird. In her undefeated 2009 campaign, she won eight races in six different states--three of those races against Grade 1 colts--and set track and margin of victory records in the process.

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded by ESPN and Jim Valvano in 1993. Since that time V Foundation has raised more than $80 million and has awarded cancer research grants in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Researchers have developed their laboratories and taken their science from the labs to the clinics with the help of funds raised by The V Foundation.

SOURCE Jackson Family Wines


'/>"/>
SOURCE Jackson Family Wines
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Visit With Rachel Alexandra Top Item in Charity Auction
2. MSNBCs Rachel Maddow Drowning in a Cesspool of Hypocrisy
3. Local Infertility Specialist, Dr. Rachel Bennett, Westchester Reproductive Medicine, Opens New Office in Mount Kisco
4. Marteks lifesDHA(TM) Now Available in Rachels(TM) Yogurt at Grocery Retailers Nationwide
5. The Healthcare Foundation of NJ awards grant to Rutgers College of Nursings Rachel Jones
6. Prime Hires Rachelle Wan as Vice President of Pharmaceutical Trade Relations
7. The Zonta Club of Essex County honors Rutgers College of Nursings Rachel Jones
8. Supermodel Rachel Hunter Helps Over 300 People Find Their Slim
9. Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member Rachel Jones awarded Rutgers-Newark Provost Award
10. Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member Rachel Jones wins New York Times Nurse Award
11. Kendall-Jackson Hosts Five-Month, Online Charity Auction Featuring Collectibles From Champion Thoroughbred
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... September 22, 2017 , ... After a long health ... a new lease on life with assistance from CreditAssociates. CreditAssociates provides debt relief ... with unsecured debt. The senior is one of the satisfied clients who expressed ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... September 22, 2017 , ... Happy Living’s mission - to improve the health ... into the entertaining and delicious worlds of theatre and wines. , After watching ... him to turn his play into a book. The Greener The Grass ( https://www.happyliving.com/books/the-greener-the-grass ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... September 22, 2017 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently ... Native Remedies that helps promote pancreatic health and regulate blood sugar levels ... prescription-based approaches can have negative side effects, and with the changes in today’s ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... September 22, 2017 , ... Silicon Valley startup Enke ... the go. Their electric toothbrushes aggressively attack oral bacteria by reducing dental plaque ... Combining leading edge Enke technology with a premium timeless design, they want to ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... September 22, 2017 , ... The freshly ... customers’ doorstep. According to Smart Mart, customers can now order vegetable, fruit, snacks, ... and customers can find clothing at discounted prices. Apart from this, Smart Mart ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/12/2017)... 12, 2017  ValGenesis Inc., the global leader ... pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. ... Board of Directors and Chairman of Advisory Board ... science companies to manage their entire validation lifecycle ... in this process. Furthermore, ValGenesis VLMS enables rigorous ...
(Date:9/7/2017)... Calif. , Sept. 7, 2017  For nearly two decades, New ... in the Assisted Reproduction Insurance industry. Today, New Life Agency announces a ... medications. ... http://pharmacarecard.com/ (PRNewsfoto/PharmaCareCard) ... ...
(Date:9/6/2017)... , Sept. 6, 2017  Robert G. Szewc, ... Pinnacle Professional Member in recognition of his contributions to ... serves as a Nephrologist at the practice of Kidney ... medicine, kidney care and hypertension solutions. He has worked ... years of career experience, as well as expertise in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: