Wine opener to feature 100 wines; benefit cystic fibrosis research

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host a wine opener Saturday evening, featuring food from the area’s top restaurants and 100 wines from all over the globe to benefit disease research. The event includes a martini station, craft beers, a photo booth, live entertainment, and an auction.

Cystic fibrosis is a disease that affects more than 30,000 people in the U.S. Nearly 300 of those cases are in Indiana. The disease causes a thick, buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas, and other organs.

Jarrod and Heather McKee of the Fort Wayne chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation stopped by FirstNews Saturday to talk about their son, Carson. Doctors gave their son a life expectancy of 40 years after he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Their goal is to raise $85,000 at the benefit which will go to help support vital disease research, education and care.

You can either go online and buy tickets or buy tickets at the door. The event will be held at Old National Bank (116 E. Berry St.) from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event is sponsored by Lutheran Health Network.