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Enjoy an Evening of Chilean Wine, Live Entertainment and Therapy Dogs at Salud! 2011
Valley Nonprofit Gabriel’s Angels Hosts Wine Tasting Event on October 14 at the Arizona Biltmore
Phoenix, AZ – October 4, 2011 – Gabriel’s Angels, the only organization in Arizona that delivers healing pet therapy to abused, neglected and at-risk children, is hosting “Salud! 2011 Signature Wine Event to Unleash the Love for Gabriel’s Angels” (“Salud”) on Friday, October 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Arizona Biltmore.
Inspired by vineyard harvest celebrations in South America, Salud will feature wines from Chilean vintner Montes, food from Todd Sicolo, executive chef at the Arizona Biltmore, live entertainment and Gabriel’s Angels therapy dogs and their owners will be greeting attendees. Attendees will have an opportunity to take part in a unique raffle by purchasing a red leash, with prizes ranging in value from $100 to $1,000. The evening’s sponsors include: National Bank of Arizona, Health Net, Wells Fargo Advisors, The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com, BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona, PetSmart, United Healthcare, US Airways, The Capital Grille, Molina Fine Jewelers, Prima Graphic, and Frontdoors News. Proceeds from Salud will help Gabriel’s Angels break the cycle of violence in the greater Phoenix community.
“While we have hosted our annual fundraising breakfast in May for many years, we wanted a new event to excite our wonderful donors and volunteers and reach out to new community members with a fun and unique evening, unlike any other in the Valley,” said Pam Gaber, Gabriel’s Angels CEO and founder. “Salud will be an evening of wine tasting, great food and company and a chance to learn more about the great work of our organization.”
Salud honors the name of Gabriel’s Angels current marketing campaign entitled Unleash the Love. End the Abuse. The campaign was designed to show Gabriel’s Angels’ commitment to ending the cycle of violence for children in our community through the love of a therapy dog. “Salud” means “good health” or “be well” in Spanish.
Individual tickets to Salud are $250. To purchase tickets, visit www.GabrielsAngels.org or call 602-266-0875. Attire is Arizona cocktail attire.
About Gabriel’s Angels
Gabriel’s Angels is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to deliver healing pet therapy to abused, neglected and at-risk children, nurturing their ability to love and trust, thereby freeing them from the cycle of violence. Pet Therapy teams are owners and their dogs that visit agencies serving abused and at-risk children in the Metro Phoenix area and Southern Arizona. These visits provide children with unconditional love and teach children compassion, nurturance and trust. The Therapy Dogs lift children’s spirits, give them hope, and provide safe and unconditional acceptance. For more information about Gabriel’s Angels, becoming a volunteer or pet therapy team please call 602-266-0875 or visit www.GabrielsAngels.org. # # #