Beer for a Cure: Local brewery helps fund cancer research

It is hard to imagine a world without cancer. Everyone has been touched in some way by some form of the disease. In August Dick’s Brewing Company hosted a fundraiser for cancer research. Yesterday they announced that the event raised nearly $4,000. The Beer for a Cure event included a homebrew competition: the winning beer will be brewed by Dick’s Brewing Company later this year. It also featured a silent auction for items donated by the local business community.

I’m not sure that most people recognize how often our local breweries are involved in fundraising like this. Most members of the brewing industry don’t do a very good job of tooting their own horns. That’s where we come in. The Washington Beer Blog is proud to be  associated with an industry that so frequently and so willing gives back to worthwhile causes. Any time a member of the beer industry does something to help the community like this, we are happy to tell the story. (Send us a press release or otherwise let us know.) Good deeds beget good deeds.



Local Business Contributes Money for Cancer Research

Centralia, WA September 12, 2011 Cancer survivors in Lewis County have another ally in the fight against cancer.  Dick’s Brewing Company will be donating nearly four thousand dollars towards cancer research this afternoon.

In August, Dick’s Brewing Company hosted a “Beer for a Cure” event for the community which featured a homebrew competition and a silent auction. Donations from area businesses and proceeds from the pints sold during the event helped raise money which will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

“I am so thankful of the businesses who contributed to this fundraiser and to the people who stopped by the event,” said Julie Young, Owner of Dick’s Brewing Company.  “It was a wonderful afternoon of sharing stories and meeting people from around Western Washington; so many people’s lives have been touched by this horrible disease.”

The winning recipe of the homebrew competition, Stout created by Chris Merritt, Olympia, will be brewed by Dick’s Brewing Company and made available on site, later this year.

“We had a mix of home brewers, cancer survivors, Relay for Life participants and people from around Centralia stop by just looking for a fun afternoon,” Ms. Young continued. “I am proud that Dick’s Brewing Company was able to bring so many people together and make this contribution to help fight back against cancer.”

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives from cancer, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. For 24-hour cancer information, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.



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