Sunday, July 26, 2009
Rogue Ales Donates $5,000 to Pints for Prostates Campaign
Rogue Ales has been a big supporter of the Pints for Prostates campaign since its inception in 2008. During the Oregon Brewers Festival the brewery held its final of seven special events at Rogue locations along the Pacific Coast during the summer and presented a $5,000 check to help fight the disease.
Throughout the day on Friday Rogue ran contests for patrons, including a rubber glove race to find out who could don a pair of surgical gloves the fastest. Local prostate cancer survivors were also on hand staffing an information table to reach out to men with important information about PSA testing and health screenings.
Part of the fun of being in Portland this weekend is the chance to meet so many members of the Pacific Northwest beer community. I finally had the chance to meet Jack Joyce, founder of Rogue Ales, Brett Joyce, president of the company, and Ross Baechle, a great marketing person at the brewery. Everyone at Rogue Ales has gone out of their way to help raise awareness about prostate cancer and how men can best protect their health.
All of the money raised by the Pints for Prostates campaign goes to help the Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network, a group founded in 1990 that works with men with prostate cancer and their families.