Welcome & Thank You for Visiting

Welcome & Thank You for Visiting

On August 16th, 2011, three days before her 44th birthday, Connie was diagnosed with "Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma, Grade 3". In other words, breast cancer.

Battling cancer, no matter what form, is a difficult and frightening time for both those with the disease and their loved ones. Having strong moral support is important for everyone involved.

As the reality sinks in and we adjust to the new landscape, we realize we can't do this alone. We're reaching out to ask you for your moral support as Connie prepares to do battle with breast cancer.

Through this blog, we'll post updates on Connie's progress and offer a place for you to send words of encouragement and messages of support.

The burden of added medical expenses on top of day-to-day living expenses is mountainous. As a family, we're doing everything we can, but still it isn't enough. We're calling all angels who might consider donating to a fund for Connie and her family to relieve some of the stress so that Connie can concentrate on her recovery and get back to doing what she does best as loving mother, partner, sister, caregiver and friend.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wine Glass Donations

We have started our first fund raising effort here at my winery....

I started offering random wine glasses to any of our customers that donated 2 dollars or more to help Connie. So far it has been a great success, with many donors returning the glass for the next donor. We are contacting friends around the area here to chip in by donating any old, new or used
wine glasses that we can offer.
If anyone in the Geneva Lakes area would like to donate some glasses, they can drop them off at Ma and Pa Kalb's house 406 Maxwell St. Lake Geneva WI

We have a fall festival on Sept. 24th on which we will be doing a silent auction with all proceeds raised going to help Connie and her family ..... so far many of my friends who have never met Connie but understand how much she has touched my life are chipping in to help in this effort.

Also October is Breast Cancer Awareness month...and my wife Laura is working hard to arrange a month long membership drive for the "Snobby Little Wine Club" a group of cancer survivors who are dedicated to erasing this menace from our lives. Our hope is for every membership we sign up a portion of the fee will go to help Connie. Details will be forth coming.....

I urge everyone who has been blessed by having Connie grace their lives will take a moment to find a way to help.

On a lighter note....I do have some funny Connie stories and maybe a picture or too I might be willing to share if we reach our goals.........(shhh Connie I'm just bluffing....or am I ? :) )


  1. that's picture or two......sorry I am a Badger High Grad


  3. Thanks for all you are doing! It really is amazing!

  4. Also, would love to hear some funny Connie Stories. Trust me, I have plenty to share as well. :)

  5. Robert, try Cancer Care.org for more info and maybe financial help. I've found this organization very helpful. Good luck, Connie!


  6. Thank you Tom for all your efforts! XO

  7. For all you sending Connie a donation by check....don't do a Tom....remember to sign the darn thing :)