Pink with a PurposeMelon Felons presents Pink with a Purpose, a fund raiser for their Susan G Komen 3-day for a Cure team. Pink with a Purpose is a fun and feast filled event on August 1 at Italianissimio.  The Italianissimo restaurant will be closed on Sunday so they can focus all of their staff and resources on Pink with a Purpose.

Entrance to the Pink with a Purpose fundraiser is only $40, due to the generosity to others to ensure that you have a fantastic time while raising money to fight breast cancer. Most wine related fundraisers are more than a hundred dollars but here is a fundraiser that you can help with, even if your budget is stressed. l Breast Cancer has impacted so many lives that it often feels insurmountable, yet the reality is that every little bit helps. Of course, we hope that if you are able, that you will bid often and generously on the auction items!

Italianissimo is donating the expertise to prepare appetizers and dinner for your culinary delight, as well as their beautiful space to host the party.  Wine and other beverages were donated to ensure that you don’t succumb to thirst and have a great time! Enjoy the music and entertainment as you sip on your wine and nibble on appetizers. Feast on the exquisitely prepared dinner. April and Mike Brown will be the hosts for the evening to keep it fun and entertaining.



  • Appetizers
  • Drinks -lots of great wines!
  • Dinner
    • Bruschetta
    • Stuffed mushrooms
    • Puff pastries
    • Prawn cocktail
    • Pasta salad
    • Fruit salad
    • Chateaubriand
    • Ham
    • Meat/cheese/veggie platter
    • Olives
    • Bread
    • TONS of dessert
  • Live and silent auctions
  • Fun Fundraising games for prizes
  • Music
  • Entertainment

In addition to the great wines poured at the party, participants can purchase entrance into a VIP Vertical Tasting of Gorman Winery Bully, the Evil Twin and possibly some surprise pours between 6:30-8:00 pm in the Italianissimio wine cellar. Tickets to this extremely rare and special event are an additional $50.  Experience three years of these highly rated Red Mountain wines with wine maker Chris Gorman with all proceeds of these ticket sales going to the Melon Felons donation to Race for the Cure.

The food and wine are first rate but this is a casual affair. The focus is fun and fundraising so dress summery and casual. Pink is encouraged but not required.

Melon Felons

Melon Felons Three Day for the Cure 2009

It is a great way to spend a summer afternoon and evening with friends. Gather some friends and make an evening of it! Where else will you find gourmet food, wine and good times for only $40? Remember ALL proceeds go to the Melon Felons’  Three day Walk for a Cure Team.  Make your entertainment dollars count this weekend and for future weekends by bidding on some of the great dining, lodging and entertainment offerings in the silent and live auction!