Cheers! A Toast to Children's Health

Cheers 2017

The 13th annual Cheers! A Toast to Children’s Health was held Friday, April 21, 2017 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Old Salem Visitor Center. Guests enjoyed amazing food, fine wine, craft breweries, silent and live auctions, and an excellent opportunity to raise money for Brenner Children’s Hospital. Thanks to everyone who contributed, we raised more than $84,000!

The Cellar participants
This year's Cellar was the best yet! View a complete list of the 38 reserve and specialty wines offered for tasting.

17th Street DistributingAmerican Premium BeverageMutual DistributingTryon Distributing

Grand Tasting participants
The Grand Tasting featured more than 100 wine varieties from North Carolina and around the world. This year, several wineries made their debut at Cheers! We also expanded beer selections from area breweries and added new restaurants. 

1703Adagio VineyardsCarmine's 901Constellation WinesFoothills BrewingGraylynHolly Tate Fine CateringJOLO Winery & VineyardsLowe's Foods Beer DenMario's PizzaMedaloni CellarsMenaRick Vineyard & WineryMutual DistributingProvidence Restaurant, Round Peak Vineyards and Skull Camp BrewingShelton VineyardsThe Porch Kitchen and CantinaThe Tavern in Old SalemTryon DistributingVillage TavernVin 205 Farm to Table BistroWestbend Winery & Brewery

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors! Please check back regularly for information about Cheers! 2018. For information on becoming a sponsor, participant or contributor, please contact Angela Carleton at 336-716-3908 or

Grand Tasting SponsorKaplan Early Learning Company

Sommelier SponsorCook Medical, Mr. and Mrs. David Townsend

Platinum SponsorHanesbrands Inc.First Bank, Mr. and Mrs. McDara P. Folan III

Gold Sponsors—Joe and Christine Kissick, Mercedes-Benz of Winston-SalemPricewaterhouse Coopers LLP

Silver Sponsors—Ms. Frances Brenner, Suzy and Bruce Brown, Carswell Distributing Co., Inc., Kay and Ken Chalk, Constangy Brooks Smith and Prophete LLP, Five Points Capital, Mr. and Mrs. William R. Hanson, Liz and Stan Kelly, Law Offices of Timothy D. WelbornNK Patent Law, Gary Poehling, MD, Katherine A. Poehling, MD, and Timothy R. Peters, MD, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Schindler

Bronze SponsorsBayada Nurses Inc., Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Blixt, Dr. and Mrs. Simon Wen-Wei Chao, Delta Dental of North Carolina, Devcon Resources, Mr. and Mrs. F. Borden Hanes Jr., Denise Hickman and BHHS Carolinas Realty, Cathy and David Hurd, Donna M. Jones, State Farm Insurance Agent, Susan and John Mann, PostMark, River's Edge Design, The Strickland Family Foundation, T.W. GarnerTash and Kurtz, Charles S. Turner, MD, Workforce Unlimited LLC, Drs. Ashley and Michael Xu

  • Cheers! A toast to children's health
  • Angela Carleton



  • Additional Information

    Mailing Address:
    Brenner Children's Hospital
    Office of Philanthropy
    PO Box 571021
    Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1021