Leeza Gibbons Partners with Cellar Angels to Benefit Alzheimer's Caregivers
Caregivers Across America to Receive Financial Assistance via Wine
CHICAGO, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For over thirty years Leeza Gibbons has been in front of cameras, delivering entertainment news, hosting her own talk show and even dancing her way into our hearts via Dancing With The Stars. Off screen her greatest accomplishments are seen in her tireless energy of giving back, and over the past decade she has become a leading health advocate by offering free support programs for family caregivers at Leeza's Place and Leeza's Care Connection.
Today, she partners with Cellar Angels to assist in fundraising for those non-profits, both programs of The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, a foundation she created to honor her mother and caregivers everywhere by providing free programs and services for family caregivers caring for loved ones with a memory disorder or any chronic and/or progressive illness.
"We have been blessed to be on the front lines, for almost a decade, helping families navigate through a challenging time. Our programs are a lifeline for those husbands and wives, sons and daughters who often find themselves depressed and depleted, not knowing where to turn for help. Cellar Angels is a welcome addition to our army of change, allowing us to continue to provide answers, comfort and care for those who give so much," she said.
Cellar Angels is the fastest-growing, cause-based, wine-marketing site in the country, and President Martin Cody is delighted with today's news. "We believe giving back to the community is as important as discovering new wines for our members. To partner with Leeza and help her extraordinary cause is an honor. Now when our members purchase the best Napa wines, especially top Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, they can also help Leeza's cause, and that's certainly worth celebrating," he said.
Cellar Angels is an online wine buying club featuring one exclusive wine per week reduced in price for their membership, complete with a custom video of the winery to create the best online wine deals. Members may select from a list of charities, including Leeza's Place, and Cellar Angels donates 10% of net proceeds to the charity selected. Most wines featured are from family-run, boutique and highly sought-after wineries from Napa and Sonoma County and quantities are limited. Member discounts on the featured wine can be as high as 55%.
About Leeza's Place
Leeza Gibbons created The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation in 2002 as a promise to her mother to "tell her story and make it count" after her diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and her family's subsequent caregiving challenges. Leeza's Place is the signature program of the Foundation having opened its first doors in 2003 as the manifestation of what Leeza "wished we had when we were going through this journey." Home to all types of family caregivers, our programs and services educate, empower and energize caregivers by connecting them to each other and the resources they need to remain healthy and strong while they care for those they love.
About Cellar Angels
Cellar Angels was created by a compassionate group of wine-lovers intent on changing the world through wine. Their mission is simple: connect small, artisanal wine producers to larger audiences, expose wine-lovers to exclusive purchase opportunities from partnering boutique wineries and raise money for a select group of charities. They love wine, love introducing others to great wine and love making a difference. Cellar Angels provides an opportunity to accomplish all three.
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