MSABC Wine Tasting Fundraiser - May 6, 2012 in Brentwood!


Please join us at the newest consignment shop in Brentwood, Diva on a Dollar (3850 Balfour Rd., Suite N, Brentwood), for a wine tasting event with raffle prizes to raise funds for my 10th Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.

Sunday, May 6, 2012
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

I walk in honor of my aunt, Virginia Saguing, and in memory of my cousin, Natalie Nobida, and a wonderful woman, Maureen Withrow.

I have a $3,900 fundraising goal. If I reach that goal, this non-runner and loather of cardio will commit to my first Team in Training event and raise the same amount in 2014 (post 1st baby) in honor of my loving grandfather, Victor Manzano, who has been living with leukemia for years and now has Stage 3 cancer.

I want to put a end to cancer! Read more at

Wine tasting is $10 per person and you will get to taste at least 6 different wines, if not more, and also receive a BONUS raffle ticket for great prizes. (See below!) Tasters will receive an entry form where they can guess the kind of wine, year, region of origin, price and winery name. They will receive a point for each correct answer. The three entries with the highest points will get 5 additional entries to the raffle.

While wine tasting, we invite guests to browse the new store for some fashionable and affordable finds, and visit with:

Danielle Stolman of Not So Still Life Photography

and myself, Bernadette, an Independent Stylist with Stella & Dot.


$1,200+ worth in RAFFLE PRIZES include -
Not So Still Life Photography – (2) two family portrait sessions with a linen book and photos on DVD. ($250.00 value per session!)
Selected WINNERS: Laura D. & Sonny C.

Two (2) tickets for San Francisco Giants v. the Nationals for August 14, 2012 at 7:15 PM. Club Level. Plus a parking pass. (A $140.00 value) - Thanks to Jennifer N. for the raffle prize donation!
Selected WINNER: Laura D.

Two (2) Tickets for San Francisco Giants v. the Los Angeles Dodgers for June 25, 2012 at 7:15 PM at AT&T Park. Bleachers B144, Row 22, Seat 15 & 16 (A $46.00 value)
Selected WINNER: Toni S.

Four (4) adult tickets for the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. (A $120.00 value) - Thanks to Jennifer N. for the raffle prize donation!
Selected WINNER: Sonny C.

Massage by Lori Yap-Chiongco
60-minute massage. The certificate expires November 6, 2012 – (An $80.00 value)
Selected WINNER: Wanda Z.

Rain Services – De-Cluttering & Decorating. Two (2) hours worth FREE with a 4 hour minimum for hire, free consult included in basic Professional Organizing Package. Certificate must be used between June 15th and September 15th, 2012. San Francisco and Bay Areas only. Winning certificate may also be used towards a gift certificate. (A $110.00 value)
Selected WINNER: Rowena V.

Creative Memories with Cathy Steed– Scrapbook Album, Breast Cancer Paper Pack & Tape Runner (A $42.00 value)
Selected WINNER: Pearl S.

Mary Kay with Christina Vela – Mint Bliss Energizing Lotion for feet and legs with soft plush socks! (A $15.00 value)
Selected WINNER: Pearl S.

doTerra Essential Oils with Lia Valenzuela - A mini dōTERRA Family Physicians Kit with a essential oils quick-reference book. (A $30.00 value)
Selected WINNER: Martha L.

A Pampered Chef basket with a reusable help whip cancer bag, Citrus Peeler, Weekly Dinners, Mix N Chop, Margarita Drink Mix & Bar (A $44.00 value)
Selected WINNER: Danielle S.

A 17 oz. Gold Canyon Candle - Caffe Velluto (A $25.98 value)
Selected WINNER: Martha L.

An Shirt – Blogger for Bay Area Lifestyle & Culture – (A $15.00 value)
Selected WINNER: Martha L.

Boresha Coffee with Tamara Porter – A basket of tasty, fat-burning B-SKINNY coffee, Tea and Raspberry instant latte. - (A $50.00 value)
Selected WINNER: Jill C.

Charming Creations - TBA
Selected WINNER: Wanda Z.

Still accepting additional prizes! Contact Me to make a donation.

Via in person: At the event on May 6th! Please stop by and purchase your raffle tickets! I will accept Cash, checks payable to The American Cancer Society or Visa, MC, AMEX or Discover via Square w/a 50cent convenience fee.

Via online: If you are interested in purchasing raffle tickets, please go to and make a tax-deductible donation. One ticket is $3, or get 2 for $5. So if a $20 donation was made, they will get a total of 8 tickets. Upon completion of the donation, I will email you a confirmation of your donation, how many raffle tickets have been entered in your name, and for other contact information as to how you would like to be contacted if you win.

Via mail: Please contact me directly at bappletree @ for delivery address.

Current Number of Raffle Tickets Purchased:

Book a portrait session (with linen book and photos on DVD) with Not So Still Photography for $250.00 and say “Bernadette ref’d you” and Danielle will donate $50.00 to the cause.

Love Thirty-One Gifts? Shop my online party at HERE and 20% of your order will go towards my fundraising goal. Party closes on April 21st.

Like to scrapbook? Shop at and enter "BernadetteMSABC” in the notes section at the time of check out for 15% of your order goes towards my cause.

Shop and name “BernadetteMSABC” in the comments section & 20% of your purchase will towards my fundraising efforts!

Schedule a 60-minute or 90-minute session with Lori Yap-Chiongco, now thru May 6th and 25% will go towards my fundraising goal. Contact Lori at or 925.813.1397 and tell her I referred you!

Love jewelry? Purchase the Vitality Necklace ($59) or Tribute Bracelet ($36) at and my entire commission will to my fundraising goal. I have already sold 5 Tribute Bracelets and 0 Vitality Necklaces.

THANK YOU! I know this is a lot of information but if wine, shopping, socializing, and raffle prizes do not interest you, I beg you to FIGHT cancer by eating healthy, being active, getting mammograms and doing self exams regularly, get educated and encourage others to do the same. Walkers for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer cannot help you if you don’t help yourself. For more information, go to

Have a little girl that likes to play dress up? I have especially made pink Breast Cancer bows by Sweetpea & Lovebug for $5.00 each.

Related posts:
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Fundraiser - July 30, 2011
We Miss You, Cousin Natalie
Rest in Peace - Maureen Withrow


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