HOUSTON, Oct. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pinot's Palette, the fast-growing paint-and-sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, will host its a national fundraising event Friday, Nov. 7 benefitting the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF).
During the evening event, all Pinot's Palette studios nationwide will donate a minimum of $15 per seat reservation to NBCF. Several Pinot's Palette studios plan to donate even more contributions to NBCF.
Pinot's Palette President and Co-Founder Charles Willis says the partnership with NBCF is just one more way the company is giving back to the community through its "Painting It Forward" program.
"When planning this national fundraising effort, it was an easy decision on which cause it needed to be," said Charles Willis, Co-Founder and President of Pinot's Palette. "This is our demographic. Whether it's women inside our franchise network or the thousands of people our studios serve across the country, we see and hear stories of breast cancer patients and breast cancer survivors. We were ready to use the reach and influence of Pinot's Palette to help a great cause."
Willis says the partnership also hits home for many of the company's women franchisees who are breast cancer survivors or are currently battling the disease that affects an estimated 220,000 women in the U.S. every year.
One of those survivors is franchisee Colleen Carlee, of Montclair, N.J., who was in the process of opening her studio when she was diagnosed.
"I was so happy to hear this was a program to benefit breast cancer awareness," said Carlee, who is now cancer free and running one of the chain's most successful studios. "Huge strides have been made, but there is still such a long way to go. And every dollar we can raise puts us one step closer to finding a cure."
To locate the nearest Pinot's Palette or to book a reservation, visit www.PinotsPalette.com.
About Pinot's Palette
Pinot's Palette is a pioneer of the paint and sip experience – a revolutionary way to enjoy art and wine, meet new people and bond with friends. With more than 80 locations across the country and new locations popping up, Pinot's Palette is the fastest-growing paint and sip franchise in the country. Guests enjoy a no-experience-required art class—all supplies included—directed by trained, local artists, who guide guests step-by-step through a featured painting. By bringing fun, modern and creative ideas to their events, Pinot's Palette curates a unique, rewarding experience while providing a worthwhile contribution to the community. For more information, visit www.PinotsPalette.com.
About the National Breast Cancer Foundation
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, the mission of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF) is to help women now by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services. A recipient of Charity Navigator's highest 4-star rating for ten years, NBCF provides women Help for Today…Hope for Tomorrow® through its National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®, Early Detection Plan, MyNBCF online support community, and breast cancer research programs. For more information, please visit www.nbcf.org.
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