In partnership with the Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) organization, Traveling Vineyard is honored to release a new vintage of our Rayado Cabernet Sauvignon, a charity wine benefiting women living with breast cancer. LBBC is a non-profit organization that connects people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support. One dollar from the sale of each bottle of Rayado Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley, Chile, will be donated to LBBC in support of its mission.
Rayado was originally inspired by Paigeann Mapley-Brittle, one of our own Wine Guides who was diagnosed with breast cancer multiple times and bravely battled the disease until she passed away in 2012 at age 42. Paigeann, a devoted wife, mother, friend and enthusiastic member of our wine family, touched many lives and inspired us with her courage and her compassion for others.
Paigeann’s husband, US army officer Jon Mapley-Brittle, explains that “during her battle with breast cancer, Paigeann vowed that she would not let the disease define her nor change who she was and what she did. She fought cancer three separate times and managed to run a full and a half marathon after her first chemo to raise funds for cancer research. Her cancer came back twice and the third time it was just too aggressive. But, she was a fighter until the end.”
Our Chief Grape Stomper, Rick Libby, believed strongly that we had a responsibility to support women like Paigeann and their families whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer. Traveling Vineyard released the first vintage of Rayado Cabernet Sauvignon in 2013 in honor of Paigeann, and has continued to release Rayado every year since. To date (October 2018), we have donated $78,722 to LBBC. We look forward to increasing that figure this year.
“We’re proud to offer Rayado Cabernet Sauvignon in partnership with Living Beyond Breast Cancer. This is a cause that matters deeply to our entire organization and to our customers, because it touches us all.” – Rick Libby
According to the American Cancer Society, 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2018. And, 1 in 8 women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis in her lifetime. Many Wine Guides in our Traveling Vineyard family have been impacted by breast cancer. Our goal is to make a difference with Rayado through LBBC and its “vision of creating a world where no one impacted by breast cancer feels uninformed or alone.”
About Rayado Cabernet Sauvignon
Rayado is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and hails from Chile’s Central Valley, known as Cabernet country. Central Valley wines show fruity richness combined with a refreshing mineral aspect. Discover the unique flavor profile of our current vintage, and find the perfect recipes using our Sommology tool. Learn more about Traveling Vineyard’s charity wines on our website.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer‘s mission is to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support. National conferences, monthly webinars, regional community meetings, the Guides to Understanding Breast Cancer and a toll-free Breast Cancer Helpline are just a few examples of the services that are provided, always at little or no cost.
If someone you know has recently been diagnosed, is in treatment, recovery, years beyond their diagnosis or living with metastatic breast cancer, LBBC can help. For more information or to donate directly, visit lbbc.org.
This post was updated November 6, 2018.