The Wine Opener! Sip...Savor...Cure!

When his son, Nicholas, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, Sal Capano became a dedicated and determined volunteer for the CF Foundation. He created the Care Today…Cure Tomorrow event and never missed an opportunity to educate the world about CF and recruit people to help in his quest to raise funds and find a cure for Nicholas and everyone else who battles the disease. Sal Capano passed away in 2007. In tribute, his wife Lauri and a group of Sal’s friends, affectionately known as “Sal’s Pals,” continued his “Care Today…Cure Tomorrow event in the Spirit of Sal Capano” to help raise funds to support the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 

Nine years ago, a wine-tasting element was added to the dinner event, and it evolved into what is known today as "The Wine Opener. Sip...Savor...Cure!” 
Honorary Chairs Joan and Gregg Popkin, Lauri Capano and Michael Rankin, along with our 2019 Event Chair René Stern, invite you to mark your calendar for the annual Wine Opener: Sip…Savor…Cure to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, scheduled for Friday, October 18, 2019, 6:30 – 11:00 pm, at the elegant Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club in Boca Raton. This event is open to everyone from wine enthusiasts to wine amateurs, as well as those simply looking to have a great evening out while raising money for a worthy cause. 

Quickly gaining prestige as one of the most elite and popular wine tasting events in town, the Wine Opener attracts many of South Florida’s VIPs, philanthropic community leaders and professionals to help us on our mission to find a cure for those living with CF. Along with top notch wine selections from The Wagner Family of Wines, a perfectly paired menu and live musical entertainment by local singers Mason Pace and Vanessa Simpson, the event also showcases an exquisite selection of silent and live auction items, such as tours and tastings to wineries, travel packages, and much more presented by the infamous auctioneer Jason Alpert. 

In addition to all the fabulous offering at The Wine Opener, our guests will be on hand to help honor our Boca’s Shining Stars: Margie & Rob Biscardi, and Anne & Shannon Serig. Our Shining Stars demonstrate leadership in the community, success in business and unparalleled support of charitable causes. 

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Stephanie Wilson
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