Blue Cross & Blue Shield wine tasting raises $5K

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island recently raised more than $5,300 during a wine-tasting event benefiting Friends Way, Rhode Island’s only bereavement center for children and families. More

To continue reading this article, please do one of the following.



PHILANTHROPY

Blue Cross & Blue Shield wine tasting raises $5K

FROM LEFT: Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian and Mark Russell, Friends Way board member, recently attended a wine-tasting fundraiser for Friends Way.
Posted 11/19/12

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island recently raised more than $5,300 during a wine-tasting event benefiting Friends Way, Rhode Island’s only bereavement center for children and families.

During the event, which was open to the public, approximately 100 supporters turned out to socialize and sample wines at Blue Cross & Blue Shield’s Exchange Street office in Providence.

The event was sponsored by Gasbarro’s Wines.

Among the attendees were mayors Scott Avedisian of Warwick and Allan Fung of Cranston, both of whom said they support Friends Way’s cause.

The organization was founded in 1998 for children ages 3 to 25 and their families who are mourning the death of a loved one.

“This event is a great opportunity to gather our friends and supporters while raising money for an important cause,” said Carolyn Kyle, executive director of Friends Way. “Each year, approximately 100 families reach out to us seeking to understand and cope with their grief. We remain vigilant in our efforts to provide these services to families at no cost, making fundraisers like this vital.” •

Calendar
PBN Hosted
Events

Two Great Programs...One Great Event. PBN's Annual Celebration of Growth and Innovation is now underway. 2014 applications are now available. Deadline August 1st.
  • 40 Under Forty
    We're almost sold out. The 10th Anniversary of 40 Under Forty, and PBN is planni ...
  • Healthiest Employers
    Save the date - August 14th - at the Providence Marriott for the 3rd annual Heal ...
Advertisement
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  •  
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  •  
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
  •  
    National
    Local
    Latest News
    Advertisement