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The Wines of March to Benefit Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance

The Wines of March, a fundraiser for the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance (CTBTA), will be held Saturday, March 9 at 7:00pm at the Connecticut Concert Ballet studio in Manchester.

The event was created by Maria Grove of Marlborough in celebration of her mother, Katy Wichlac, formerly of Windsor. Mrs. Wichlac was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma brain tumor in November of 2011 and after a courageous battle, passed in February of 2012.

"The Wines of March will not only honor the memory of my mother but will also highlight the wonderful services of the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance" said Mrs. Grove. "CTBTA is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on brain tumors, continuing their cutting-edge research, and providing compassion and support to both those living with brain tumors and their families/friends/caretakers. I know that CTBTA is invaluable to families like mine and I am honored to champion their cause."

Premier sponsor for the event is Jefferson Radiology, a major sponsor of past CTBTA events. The company was especially interested in sponsoring The Wines of March because Mrs. Wichlac worked for Jefferson Radiology as their payroll manager and this provided a unique opportunity to honor a beloved employee.

The evening will feature wines, desserts from Baking with Bertha Mason of New York City, and an original performance by the Connecticut Concert Ballet Ensemble plus a few surprises.

The Connecticut Concert Ballet studio is located at 280 Garden Grove Road in Manchester. Tickets are $40.00 person and can be purchased online from the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance at www.ctbta.org. For more information, please contact Maria Grove at (860) 614-4735.