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$100,000 Goal Exceeded for Cystic Fibrosis Research!

Through various fundraising efforts, The Chocolate Garden has raised over $117,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation over the last 11 years.

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Inspiration in the Form of a Five-Year-Old.

A Personal Note

Hannah in 1999, before being diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.Inspired by my niece Hannah, who was diagnosed at age 5 with cystic fibrosis, I decided to use my company, The Chocolate Garden, to help fight this fatal, genetic disease. I just couldn’t look at her innocent, freckled face and bright blue eyes and not do everything in my power to make sure she had every chance for a long and happy life. It seemed so unfair that this would happen to such a tiny, defenseless person who hadn’t even begun to live. Who would she be when she grew up?  What would she accomplish? Would she and her sister, Olivia want to be part of The Chocolate Garden some day? It’s terrifying to realize you might not find out. Maybe it’s a coping strategy, but I decided immediately that I’d rather put my energy into working toward a cure than dwelling on the incredible fear that comes with this type of diagnosis. And the good news is, this is a disease that we can do something about. Incredible progress has already been made in the fight against CF and for every year of research, another year of life expectancy has been gained. That’s a staggering, remarkable fact to me and it means that my efforts will have an effect. And so will yours. 

12-year-old niece Hannah was Tina Buck’s inspiration to help fight Cystic Fibrosis.So far, we’ve raised over $117,000 primarily through an event we called The 65 Roses Garden Party. The event was first held in 2002 with the modest goal of raising $10,000. It raised $11,250 in its first year. The second year, the goal was doubled and again exceeded! The final tally was $22,044.50.  In 2004 & 2005, we again exceeded our previous totals, raising over $23,800 and $24,000, respectively. In 2006, we had our best year, raising $26,550.

Having met our goal of $100,000, we then introduced a new way to raise funds: the Wine & Roses Assortment! For every box sold, we donate $10.00 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

You can rest assured that every dollar will make a difference. Again (I can’ t say this enough) for every year of research, a year of life expectancy has been gained! Because of this incredible progress and the treatments developed in the last few years, Hannah is an active, talented, creative, smart, busy, happy, athletic 17-year-old preparing for her next big step--college.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart,


Photo Gallery from the 2005 & 2006 Garden Parties
Photos From 2002-2004 Garden Parties
The wine always flows at The 65 Roses Garden Party! The crowd enjoys great food, wine, music & truffles at the 65 Roses Garden Party in 2005.
Tina Buck and her nieces Hannah (left) and Olivia share a hug. Mouth-watering appetizers from Wood Fire Italian Trattoria are prepared over an open flame.

Many thanks to our friends at:


St. Julian Wine Company

Contessa Wine Cellars
Contessa Wine Cellars


Karma Vista Winery
Woodfire Italian Trattoria
Wood Fire Italian Trattoria
Lake Effect Winds -- a woodwind quintet
Lake Effect Winds


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