Involvement opportunities abound for the Lupus Food and Wine Classic

ENEWS STORY
published March 31, 2014

Involvement opportunities abound for the Lupus Food and Wine Classic

It takes a village … we are continuously amazed by the “lupus village” and your generosity and support when it comes to supporting the mission of the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota whether it’s through our events or simply remembering us with a regular gift.

Our next major fundraising event, the fourth annual Lupus Food and Wine Classic, provides an opportunity for “the village” to gather, acknowledge May as Lupus Awareness Month and raise funds together to support our efforts to end lupus.

Already a handful of sponsors, donors, restaurants and wineries have committed their support. We’re anticipating another great event and there are multitudes of ways you can be involved both before or on the day of the event on May 7 at the Mall of America:

Attend.
Come feast on some of the best food from Twin Cities’ Restaurants, sample Minnesota wines, and enjoy live entertainment. It’s the perfect mid-week escape after work. Grab your friends and family and join the fun. Get your tickets today. $75 per individual OR $125 per couple. Tickets are only available in advance of the event, not at the door.

Become a sponsor.
Sponsorships and tables are great for groups (save over 10% by purchasing a table of 10) or companies looking for some visibility at the event with on-screen mentions, program ad and other involvements. See the list of opportunities here.

Contribute silent auction items.
The event features a food- and wine-themed silent auction. Contribute a themed gift basket, your favorite cookbook or bottle of wine, a restaurant gift card, or a cooking class. Or solicit your favorite restaurants and stores for auction items. Items due to LFM by April 11. See the donation form for additional info.

Advertise. 
Consider a program ad to get your company or product in front of the event’s attendees. Program ads available through the sponsorship form.

Donate.
If you can’t attend and simply want to donate, do so using LFM’s online donation page. Simply denote it’s attributed to the Lupus Food and Wine Classic.

At the event itself, you’ll be able to help further by shopping the wine wall sponsored by Total Wine & More and shopping the silent auction via mobile bidding – bring your charged smart phone and shop early when the online auction launches by May 1 – and contributing to our special ask event.

No matter how you choose to get involved with the event, you’ll be supporting the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota and our mission to fund research into the cause and cure of lupus, supporting those with lupus and raising awareness of this chronic autoimmune disease.

For more information about this event, sponsorship opportunities or want to get involved, contact Jennifer or Sara at 952-746-5151 or email info@lupusmn.org. We look forward to seeing you on May 7 at the Lupus Food and Wine Classic to kick off Lupus Awareness Month.

Can’t attend? Go check out the LFM website on or around May 1 for the online silent auction. Your bid could garner you some great food- and wine-themed experiences and gifts.

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