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Donedei Wines to Host Charitable Event for Robotic-Assisted Prostate Cancer Surgery

July 17, 2008

One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. When Fred Goldberg, co-founder of Donedei Wines, www.donedei.com, was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he became one of the fortunate Washington state patients to benefit from the da Vinci Surgical System, which — under the control of an experienced urologic surgeon — uses finely controlled robotic instruments to remove the cancer more safely, while speeding patient recovery.

On Tuesday, July 29 from 6-8 p.m., Fred and his wife, Donedei’s award-winning winemaker and co-founder Carolyn Lakewold, will host Swedish Medical Center’s Robotic Surgery Program at their Olympia winery. The charitable event will feature renowned laparoscopic surgeon James Porter, M.D. Dr. Porter will be giving a hands-on demonstration of the da Vinci Surgical System and guests will have a chance to ‘test-drive’ the machine.

This charitable event is designed to introduce former, current and prospective patients and doctors in the Puget Sound region to the da Vinci Surgical System and to celebrate advances in prostate-cancer treatment. Dr. Porter will be talking candidly about the da Vinci Surgical System, the popularity of this treatment option and its growth throughout the region. He will also be discussing case-study examples of how the system has helped cancer patients’ lives and medical advances related to the system.

Additionally, attendees will have the chance to talk with Donedei Wines Co-Founders Fred Goldberg and Carolyn Lakewold. Goldberg will share personal experiences with prostate cancer and how the da Vinci Surgical System and Dr. Porter helped him through the process.

This event is one of many charitable events that Donedei will be hosting this year.

 Who:    We invite you to join Donedei Wines Co-Founders Carolyn Lakewold         and Fred Goldberg in welcoming the da Vinci Surgical System and         Dr. James Porter, director of Swedish Medical Center's Robotic         Surgery Program, at their Winery.         Dr. Porter is considered the most experienced robotic and         laparoscopic surgeon in the region. A native of Louisiana, he         received his bachelor's from Ohio State University and his medical         degree from the Medical College of Ohio. He interned at Virginia         Mason Medical Center in Seattle and completed his residency in         Urology at the University of Washington. He received advanced         training in laparoscopic surgery during a fellowship in Heilbronn,         Germany. Currently, he serves as director of the Robotic Surgery         Program at Swedish Medical Center. His numerous professional         memberships include the American Urological Association, the         Endourological Society and the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons.         Dr. Porter's teaching and major research efforts have focused on         surgical education and the investigation of methods and techniques         to improve clinical outcomes in minimally invasive surgery. Dr.         Porter has authored numerous scientific publications, book         chapters, abstracts and monographs, and has led many research         studies devoted to improving the care of patients with urological         disorders. What:   Donedei Wines will host Swedish Medical Center's Robotic Surgery         Program at their Winery. For the last five years, the da Vinci         Surgical System has spread in popularity because of its         groundbreaking use of robotic instruments to remove the cancer         more safely, while speeding patient recovery. The da Vinci system         is now the number one surgical treatment option for Prostate         Cancer.         Dr. Porter will be giving a hands-on demonstration of the da         Vinci Surgical System. Guests will have a chance to 'test-drive'         the machine and learn about the latest advances in prostate cancer         research and treatment. Where:  Gibbons Lane Winery         PO Box 7755         Olympia, WA 98507         Phone: 360-264-8466         Web sites: www.donedei.com, www.swedish.org When:   Tuesday, July 29, 2008         6-8 p.m. RSVP:   Shana Graham         Phone: 206-661-6336         E-mail: shana@plat4ormpr.com 

About Donedei Wines:

Founded in 1997 by winemaker Carolyn Lakewold and Fred Goldberg, Donedei Wines is an award-winning small boutique winery located outside Olympia, WA. Donedei is best known for its highly acclaimed Bordeaux-style Merlots and Cabernet Sauvignons which have won numerous gold medals locally, nationally and internationally. Total production for the winery is between 750-1000 cases per year, depending on the whims of nature. Donedei Wines are sold throughout the United States and can be found at many fine restaurants including Canlis, Flying Fish and Ray’s Boathouse in Seattle. Retail outlets include McCarthy & Schiering, Larry’s Markets and the finer wine shops throughout the country. Donedei can be found at www.donedei.com or by calling 360-264-8466.

 Contact: Shana Graham Phone: 206-661-6336 E-mail: Email Contact

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