Monday, July 11, 2016

07/11 BARBARA SATTERFIELD, STA. RITA HILLS WINEGROWERS ALLIANCE WINE AND FIRE, MICHAEL SERES & MARK REISENAUER, JOHN SCHNEIDER, LIKE SON THE MOVIE

BARBARA SATTERFIELD - STA. RITA HILLS WINEGROWERS ALLIANCE - WINE AND FIRE 2016

JOIN US FOR A FUN-FILLED WEEKEND FUELED BY WINE AND FIRE
The Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance invite you to join us for some Santa Rita Hills hospitality during our annual Wine and Fire event. We are pulling out all the stops for a weekend of world class wines and wood grilled specialty foods. Limited tickets guarantees an intimate wine and food experience.

Hilliard Bruce Vineyards and Winery
We are thrilled to have our Wine and Fire Friday Night kick off party and Saturday morning seminar and lunch at Hilliard Bruce Vineyards and Winery. This amazing estate is one of the newest production facilities in the Hills and the very first winery in Santa Barbara county to have been awarded LEED Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Council. Tours of the winery will be offered as part of these events.

Kick Off Barn Party 
August 5th 5:00 - 8:00
In addition to the beautiful surroundings our Winemakers will be sharing their library stash, large format bottles and small production bottlings to get you warmed up for the weekend. These wines will be exclusive to this event so don’t miss this opportunity to experience these unique offerings. An array of antipasti and wood fired pizzas by Fire Rose and a cheese buffet presented by by Central Coast Specialties  will set the pace for a weekend of wine and culinary noshing. A private tour of the winery, for Media and Alliance Members, will be offered at 4:00pm, prior to the start of the event.

Saturday Morning Seminar 
August 6th 10:00 am - 2:00
From Acin to Zotovich, the Hwy 246 corridor nurtures approximately 1,220 acres of Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Come meet the producers and taste the vineyards that represent the northern portion of our AVA. Sandy soils laced with limestone veins and clay loam produce rich, savory wines with soul and depth that are representative of this very cool region. The Saturday morning seminar, co-hosted by Phillip Carpenter and Wes Hagen will highlight vineyards on Hwy 246. Panelists will include Tim Snider, Ashley’s Vineyard, Bryan Babcock - Babcock Vineyard, Karen Steinwachs - Hibbits Vineyard, Aaron Walker - Pali Vineyard, Dan Schuler-Jones - Zotovich Vineyard, and our host, Hilliard Bruce Vineyard. A fire grilled lunch by The Hitching Post II will follow the seminar with music by The Luck.

Wine and Fire Grand Tasting at La Purisima Mission
August 6th 5:00 - 8:00
Forty plus wineries and sizzling local chefs and farmers will be on hand for an evening of chillin' and grillin' at the beautiful La Purisima Mission, located on the edge of our AVA. Babe Farms, Campbell Farms, Central Coast Specialty Foods, Fire Rose Wood Fired Pizza, Homegrown Cowboy, The Hitching Post II, Tollhouse BBQ, Scratch Kitchen, The Ballard Inn and the Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers will be serving up an amazing selection of local food favorites!
2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc, CA 93436

Wine and Fire Weekend Passport: A passport to participating member winery's offerings is included in the purchase of the Grand Tasting ticket and Saturday Combo ticket. The passport is not available for purchase on its own. Passports will be distributed at various locations during the weekend.

WWW.STARITAHILLS.COM


MICHAEL SERES & MARK REISENAUER - BRINGING BRIGHT IDEAS TO CANCER CARE - NEW CHALLENGE DESIGNED TO INSPIRE NON-MEDICINE INNOVATIONS

BRINGING BRIGHT IDEAS TO CANCER CARE 
New Challenge Designed to Inspire Non-Medicine Innovations

By 2030, the global cancer burden is expected to grow to 22.2 million cancer cases.[i] Cancer’s increasing prevalence and the need for more therapies and greater accessibility to them is top of mind for many, especially in light of Vice President Joe Biden’s National Cancer Moonshot Initiative.

Yet, improving cancer care is about more than just treatments. Patients today are able to access more resources and tools than ever before to support their cancer experience, but many still have unmet needs.

The C3 Prize™ (see-three prize) was created to uncover new tools and resources that can potentially help patients with cancer, their caregivers and loved ones live better today. More specifically, the C3 Prize seeks submissions in four areas where patients living with cancer and the cancer community face daily challenges: navigating the health care system, adhering to complex medical care requirements, coordinating care and surviving life post-treatment.

Astellas Oncology, along with Robert Herjavec, star of ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit television show Shark Tank, Stanford Medicine X and MATTER, launched the C3 Prize to give patients and caregivers an opportunity to pursue new ideas and solutions that can make a difference in the lives of patients with cancer, their loved ones and those who care for them. Entries will be accepted through August 8, followed by a live pitch for five finalists at Stanford Medicine X to a panel of judges including Robert Herjavec. From there, three winners will be awarded grants totaling $100,000, mentorship from Astellas and membership to healthcare technology incubator MATTER to bring their ideas to life.

On Monday, July 11, Michael Seres, Founder of 11Health and Mark Reisenauer, senior vice president, oncology sales and marketing, Astellas, are available to discuss the C3 Prize, raise awareness about the need to improve cancer care and explain how your listeners can get involved.

MORE ABOUT MICHAEL SERES:
Michael Seres was diagnosed at age 12 with the incurable bowel condition, Crohn's Disease. In late 2011 he became the 11th person to undergo a small bowel transplant in the UK at The Churchill Hospital in Oxford. More recently he is a two-time cancer survivor after having a high-grade B cell lymphoma. Michael started blogging about his journey in 2011 and has over 100,000 followers. He is the Co-Chair of NHS Digital Services User Council and helped implement the first Skype clinics in the UK. In 2013, Michael founded 11Health, a connected device startup with which he has developed sensor technology for ostomy patients.  In 2015, Michael was announced as the first ePatient-in-Residence at Stanford Medicine X. He is a current Stanford Medicine X Executive Board member and judge for the C3 Prize.

MORE ABOUT MARK REISENAUER:
Mark Reisenauer is senior vice president, oncology business unit of Astellas. In this role, he is responsible for commercial activities supporting marketed products, Astellas' co-promotion partners and commercial planning for early stage oncology development compounds. Mark is a member of the Astellas US Management Committee. Mark joined Astellas in 2011 as vice president, sales and marketing, oncology, where he led commercial activities supporting oncology products, Tarceva and the launch of Xtandi.  Prior to joining Astellas, Mark served as senior vice president and chief commercial officer of Micromet Inc. (now part of Amgen), where he led investor and public relations, new product planning and commercial launch planning. Previously, Mark held various sales and marketing leadership roles at Abbott, Pharmacia, Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca. Mark experienced firsthand the complexity of navigating cancer care while his father battled head and neck cancer. After losing his father, he has dedicated his energy toward cancer care innovation.  Mark earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin.

WWW.C3PRIZE.COM


ACTOR, WRITER AND DIRECTOR JOHN SCHNEIDER TO HOST A LIVE STREAMING EVENT OF HIS FILM LIKE SON ON JULY 14TH 

Actor, writer and director John Schneider established his own independent film studio a few years ago. His studio sits on 58 acres in Holden, Louisiana, next to the TickFaw River. John's been working to transform the property, providing a location where independent filmmakers can make movies on a budget.

He is also coming up with new ways to see independent films. On the evening of July 14th John is inviting audiences to join him, as he stream his first movie Like Son through CineFlixDOD.com, a new distribution platform from John Schneider Studios and Maven Entertainment. Like Son is a film written and directed by John Schneider. Don Shanks, Laura Cayouette and Dane Rhodes star in this project, which is about vigilante in a small town.

After the movie, John will lead a video Q & A session, where he'll talk about how he and producing partner Alicia Allain went about casting the movie. He'll also discuss what they look for when casting each of their projects. He will also give you his take, as a filmmaker, on how to get into a movie. Like Son is a great film and with the Q & A, we're providing a behind-the-scenes look at the project.

ABOUT LIKE SON THE MOVIE:
A local Sheriff decides to right the wrongs in the small town prior to his demise, unbeknownst to him, the Deputy, his son is hot on his heels in pursuit and alerts the Attorney General, who happens to turn a blind eye to the Sheriff.

LIKESONTHEMOVIE.COM

ABOUT JOHN SCHNEIDER:
John Richard Schneider (born April 8, 1960) is an American actor and country music singer. He is best known for his portrayal of Bo Duke in the 1970s–1980s American television series The Dukes of Hazzard,[  Jonathan Kent in the 2001–11 TV series Smallville (an adaptation of Superman). and of James "Jim" Cryer on the television series The Haves and the Have Nots, created by Tyler Perry.
Alongside his acting career, Schneider has been a singer since the early 1980s, releasing nine studio albums and a greatest hits package, as well as eighteen singles. This total includes "I've Been Around Enough to Know", "Country Girls", "What's a Memory Like You", and "You're the Last Thing I Needed Tonight", all of which reached the top of the Billboard country singles charts.

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