Drink For a Cause: Independence Brewing Fundraiser for Bonnie Cartwright

Screen Shot 2014-08-31 at 9.29.43 AMThe Austin craft beer community is rallying around Independence Brewing Company Founders Rob and Amy Cartwright with an upcoming event to raise money for their daughter Bonnie’s medical bills.

Bonnie was diagnosed with Leukemia just eight months after birth. Now, at two years old, she continues to undergo chemo treatments at Dell’s Children Hospital, dealing with the challenging side effects. Her parents are hopeful that she can conquer the illness and go on to live a happy, healthy life, but even with insurance, mounting medical bills still present an obstacle to care.

That’s where we all come in. Austinites never fail to pick up a pint for a worthy cause, and this one certainly fits the bill. As invaluable members of the Austin craft beer community, the Independence team has never shied away from supporting a good cause, whether that means raising money for canine advocacy groups through annual Pints for Pups events, holding charity disc golf tournaments, or collecting taproom proceeds for Austin’s Sustainable Food CIBCenter.

On September 20 from 6 to 9pm, we will have a chance to return some of that love by attending “Bonnie’s Medical Fundraiser” (or, as one Facebook commenter proposed…”Bonnie’s Little Brewfest).

The event which will be held at Independence, will feature “live music, games, beer tastings (4 drink tickets), food from local eateries and a silent auction.”

There will be Independence brews available, as well as liquid offerings from Jester King, Real Ale, Austin Beerworks and (512) Brewing. Entry to the event comes with a suggested donation of $30. If you are unable to attend the event but would still like to donate to Bonnie’s recovery, you can do so here.

-Caroline

 

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