Cork & Fork Sponsors Community Breast Cancer Fundraiser
Gainesville, VA, May 19, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The owners and management of Cork & Fork, Inc., in
conjunction with Peterson Management, Owner/Management Company of Virginia Gateway, take great
pleasure in announcing a gala evening of food, wine, music, friendship, and simple pleasures, all to help
fund and sustain the outstanding work of the Tigerlily Foundation.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 22nd, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m..
The Tigerlily Foundation was founded to educate, empower, and support women who have been stricken
with breast cancer. Maimah Karmo, a cancer survivor, mother, local NoVa resident, and founder of the
foundation was only 32-years old when she was diagnosed. Her experience was the inspiration for
Tigerlily that mobilizes the many available resources and directs them to communities and individuals in
most need of support. "At the Tigerlily Foundation, our goal is to eradicate breast cancer, one person at a
time,” Maimah said.
The gala fund-raising event was conceived, and is being organized, by Antoinette Landragin, co-founder
and manager of Cork & Fork, located along Atlas Walk Way at Virginia Gateway Center in Gainesville.
She became interested in the work of The Tigerlily Foundation earlier this year, while researching the
careers of local women who, like herself, grew up outside the United States. “It is challenging for any
woman to make a go in business, but Maimah has maintained a successful career in spite of both her
ethnicity and her battle against cancer. She is an incredible role model.”
On the evening of May 22nd, Cork & Fork will play host to a “taste for charity” event, featuring quality
wines selected by internationally acclaimed winemaker and co-founder of Cork & Fork Dominique
Landragin. In addition, celebrity winemakers have offered to donate their time and expertise, as well as
bottle signings, so that those attending the gala will benefit from a unique commentary on the wines and
their production. Wine sale pro