National Meningitis Association and Paraiso Vineyards Raise a “Toast to Celebrate Prevention”
• “A Toast to Celebrate Prevention,” will allow the National Meningitis Association (NMA) to advance its mission of educating others about meningococcal disease and its prevention. • Paraiso Vineyards is generously donating $3 for every bottle of 2010 Pinot Noir sold through its website to NMA.
• Meningococcal disease or bacterial meningitis can have devastating effects on families, making prevention through vaccination critical.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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National Meningitis Association and Paraiso VineyardsRaise a “Toast to Celebrate Prevention”• “A Toast to Celebrate Prevention,” will allow the National Meningitis Association (NMA)to advance its mission of educating others about meningococcal disease and itsprevention.• Paraiso Vineyards is generously donating $3 for every bottle of 2010 Pinot Noir soldthrough its website to NMA.• Meningococcal disease or bacterial meningitis can have devastating effects on families,making prevention through vaccination critical.ATLANTA, June 18, 2013 -- The National Meningitis Association (NMA) and Paraiso Vineyards ofMonterey County, California, launched a campaign called “A Toast to Celebrate Prevention.”Paraiso, an award-winning vintner, will donate $3 for every bottle of 2010 Pinot Noir soldthrough its website (www.paraisovineyards.com) when purchasers use the code NMA2013. Asan added benefit, the vineyard is discounting every bottle sold through this campaign by 26percent.“We’re thrilled to be working with Paraiso Vineyards,” said Lynn Bozof, president of NMA.“Their generosity will allow us to advance our mission by strengthening our education andawareness programs.”NMA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded by parents whose children have died or livewith permanent disabilities from meningococcal disease. One of NMA’s key programs is acampaign called Moms on Meningitis (M.O.M.s). Through this program, M.O.M.s have theopportunity to share their stories and raise awareness of the availability of vaccines to protectagainst meningococcal disease.Meningococcal disease strikes about 1,500 Americans each year, leading to death inapproximately 11 percent of cases. Among those who survive, up to 20 percent sufferpermanent disability such as brain damage, hearing loss, or limb amputations. Adolescents andyoung adults are at increased risk of contracting meningococcal disease, and they are also morelikely to die from it.Although rare, meningococcal disease moves rapidly and can lead to death or seriouscomplications. It is also very difficult to identify, which makes vaccination important. The U.S.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends routine vaccination for alladolescents at age 11-12 with a booster dose at age 16.
“Paraiso Vineyards recognizes the terrible impact meningococcal disease can have on families,”noted Jim White, spokesperson for Paraiso. “This campaign is our way of protecting the futureby working with NMA to raise funds and awareness.”Paraiso Vineyards is owned and operated by the Smith family, one of the pioneering families ofthe wine and grape growing industry of the Santa Lucia Highlands, in Monterey County,California. They have built Paraiso Vineyards into one of the world’s perennial wine brandssince its inception, in 1973.Contact:Nina CalderonNational Meningitis AssociationAtlanta, GA email@example.com://www.nmaus.org