November 29 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Annual Wine Walkabout a Success!
The Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) hosted its sixth annual Wine Walkabout on Thursday, November 29, at Caves Valley Golf Club. Thanks to the hard work of Co-chairs Shari Tompkins and Emma Young, the event was a success. Generous sponsors and guests helped raise $44,000 for Kennedy Krieger Institute. Proceeds from this event will benefit Dr. Mark Mahone’s continued research at Kennedy Krieger. Dr. Mahone, director of Kennedy Krieger's Department of Neuropsychology, and his team study brain and behavioral development, and recently published a first-of-its-kind longitudinal study on 4- and 5-year-old children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Proceeds also support Camp SOAR. Camp SOAR, which was created to enhance relationships between former inpatients and their siblings, ages 8–16.
Guests enjoyed creative food and wine pairings, then heard from Dr. Mark Mahone, about research on ADHD, and from a grateful family, who shared the story of how Dr. Mahone’s research drastically changed their daughter’s life. The event also included a live auction, and guests were asked to consider making a gift to underwrite the costs associated with patient participation in Dr. Mahone’s study. It was a wonderful way to further support Dr. Mahone and Kennedy Krieger, while reminding guests of the importance of their attendance that evening.