TeamBrent was created in 2005 by Dana and Mike McCreesh when their son Brent was battling stage IV Neuroblastoma. Brent is a survivor who is thriving, and the TeamBrent charity which raises funds for childhood cancer is too.
TeamBrent raises awareness and monies through St. Baldrick's, Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) and other special events. The Pan-Mass Challenge is a challenging 192 mile bike in the late summer. Mo's Wine & Spirits wanted to help out TeamBrent, but frankly we weren't up to a long bike ride. So when TeamBrent asked us to carry 192 Red Wine Blend ($14.99) we jumped at the chance.
192 Red Wine Blend is made by a premiere Napa winery, Trinchero Family Estates. A classic Meritage blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, this wine is simply delicious. Deep and rich, with aromas of black fruits and spices, 192 Red Wine Blend has intense flavors of black cherry, dark chocolate and a touch of vanilla. The full and lingering finish makes this a great wine for fall meals.
All ages can support TeamBrent this fall, with their youth obstacle run, Into the Woods . This family-friendly event takes place at the Westport YMCA on October 25.
Cinch Food's ravioli helps launch new childhood cancer vaccine! Cinch Food has donated a portion of every single sale of its cheese ravioli to Team Brent . Shown here, owner Shawn Russell handing latest check to Brent (who would rather have the ravioli - his favorite)
Who knew that eating delicious food could save kids with cancer? Shawn Russell, owner of Fairfield’s Cinch gourmet meal market, did. When he opened the market four years ago, he knew he wanted to make a difference in the lives of families. His goal was to make dinnertime easier by creating healthy, easy, delicious prepared food for busy families who love food, but don’t always have time to cook. He also wanted to help those families, and yes, help kids. Cinch Food partnered with TeamBrent to help fight childhood cancer. TeamBrent was inspired by Southport’s Brent McCreesh, who is now over ten years cancer free, but TeamBrent continues to fight for all children. Brent’s favorite food is cheese ravioli, so the TeamBrent cheese ravioli was born. Cinch Food has donated a portion of every single sale of its very popular cheese ravioli to TeamBrent since the day they opened. That’s a lot of ravioli!
Dana McCreesh, cofounder of TeamBrent, says “We are so grateful and proud to be partnered with Cinch. Their ravioli is unbelievably good. My kids cannot get enough of it – and I serve it to them guilt free, knowing that the ingredients are the freshest and I’m helping fight childhood cancer with every meal. Dinner made easy for sure!” McCreesh also explained that this latest check was going towards TeamBrent’s neuroblastoma vaccine (GVAX) trial. TeamBrent has partnered with Dr. Lisa Diller MD, chief medical officer of Dana-Farber and the clinical director of pediatric oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children's Hospital Boston to help create this vaccine, which will be given to patients at the DFCI in the next few months.