Taste of Hope 2017 | River Hills WI

Blood cancer is not a topic that most of us discuss or think about everyday. However, odds are, you know someone who has been affected by it.

Every year that I attend Taste of Hope, I am reminded how precious our lives are. I am so honored to be apart of an event that is fighting for a solution to a problem that seems almost impossible to fight alone. These amazing group of individuals are here to remind you and everyone else, that you don't have to fight it alone.

A background on what Taste of Hope is founded on:

Lindsay's parents fought tirelessly alongside Lindsay (Wenzel) Lopez, a 32-year-old wife and mother, who lost her 14-month battle against Leukemia on November 22, 2010. Now, her parents have found a way to raise funds to support local patient services and research for anyone who is fighting blood cancers. 

A huge thanks to the individuals that put their time and talents into creating this beautiful and successful event.

Karen and Gene Wenzel
Mark Jungers and Sabina Lippman who donated the use of their home
Britta Kramer (Private Palate) for curating the event along with her staff
Chefs Barkha Limbu Daily (The Cheel Restaurant)
Jeff Marquardt (Kettle Range Meat Co)
Heather Rae Mobile Bartending
Dave Eyrise
Guest Emcee- Carol Nicksin (Editor & Chief of Milwaukee Magazine)
Nirav Shah M.D., Asst Prof of Medicine Lymphoma/BMT program Medical College of WI (CAR-T CELL Therapy program)
Greg Lesiecki - Leukemia & BMT transplant survivor
Mark Merz and Liam Merz (10 yr old Leukemia Survivor)

The Homestead High School Football Team volunteers who worked hard to help with setup of the venue.