We are proud to announce the release of 2013 Emily’s, an eponymous wine made in remembrance of Emily Miner, co-founder of Miner Family Winery who lost her battle with lung cancer in 2011.
As a tribute to Emily and to continue the fight against cancer, we will be donating part of the proceeds of Emily’s to The V Foundation for Cancer Research. The foundation was formed by ESPN and Jim Valvano in 1993, and aims to find faster solutions and better answers to fight cancer. Since its founding, the V Foundation has awarded more than $150 million in cancer research grants nationwide.
Lung cancer alone kills more Americans every year than the next three most common cancers combined, according to the American Cancer Society. And one in five women who contract it will be non-smokers.
“Emily’s diagnosis of lung cancer in 2008 was a big blow to our family and community as she had never in her life smoked cigarettes,” said Dave Miner. “She fought her four-year battle with dedication and conviction and was the honoree at the V Foundation Wine Celebration in 2009, when more than $1 million was raised for lung cancer in her name. I know she’d be proud to see that we are continuing to fight this deadly disease.”
“Emily and Dave Miner were one of the first donors to the V Foundation Wine Celebration years before Emily was diagnosed with lung cancer,” Julie Allegro, Founder & Chairwoman, V Foundation Wine Celebration. “Throughout her fight, she lived by the mantra ‘Never Give Up’ and was a passionate spokesperson for additional cancer funding. Emily was a wonderful person inside and out and her spirit will live on in us as we continue to fight for a cure.”