The Vermont Hard Cider Company LLC, maker of Woodchuck Hard
Cider, has joined the fight against cancer with the release of its
latest addition to their lineup of handcrafted ciders. Woodchuck
Pink joins their Private Reserve line of innovative
ciders. Beyond its great crisp apple taste, Pink brings
recognition to the efforts of some local Vermonters.
Dragonheart Vermont is an organization that helps breast cancer
survivors. The group successfully started the Lake Champlain
Dragon Boat Festival in 2006 to raise money for cancer related
non-profits and has grown so much it has created a non-profit
called Survivorship NOW, which is committed to helping people after
their cancer diagnosis and treatment. They offer wellness
programs and classes based around nutrition, exercise, yoga, art,
and writing. It also serves as a common meeting place for survivors
to find support.
Woodchuck Pink was crafted to honor and create awareness of this
great effort. A donation of $50,000 was also made to further
the programs of Survivorship NOW.
"Woodchuck takes great pride in the work it does within the
Vermont community," said President and CEO Bret Williams. "We want
to make an investment that will foster a brighter and stronger
state of mind amongst our neighbors. We proudly make this donation
to Dragonheart's Survivorship NOW knowing it will directly benefit
cancer survivors in our community."
"Woodchuck Hard Cider's donation will help to keep the wellness
programs of Survivorship NOW free to all cancer survivors in our
Vermont community," said Dragonheart Board Member Linda Dyer. "(In
many cases,) it is the difference of being able to participate in
the classes or not. It is another example of our Vermont community
pulling together to help one another and we truly appreciate
Woodchuck Private Reserve Pink is delicate in body yet full of
crisp apple taste. The liquid actually has a pink hue from a
grape skin extract used during the cider making process. It is 5.5
percent ABV and is available across the country.