When his son, Nicholas, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF), 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.
Ten years ago, event honorary chairs Lauri Capano, David Greenberg and Michael Rankin added a wine-tasting element to the dinner event, and it evolved into what is known today as "The Wine Opener. Sip...Savor...Cure!” On October 16, 2020, in addition to enjoying rich cuisines, fine wines and the opportunity to dance the night away, event guests will be on hand to help us honor Wine Opener’s Honorary Shining Stars.