Lymphoma Research Foundation Hosts Inaugural Swirl: America, An At Home Tasting Virtual Fundraiser

LRF Spokesperson and Acclaimed Journalist Lisa Guerrero Kicks Off Nationwide Cheeseboard Challenge to Drive Lymphoma Awareness 

(June 26, 2020) – The Lymphoma Research Foundation held its annual wine tasting event online on Thursday, June 25. Swirl: America, An At Home Tasting Event raised more than $20,000 to help fund research to fight lymphoma and is now available on-demand nationwide. Hosted by award-winning Inside Edition journalist and LRF Spokesperson Lisa Guerrero, the virtual fundraiser featured a mixology session of refreshing summer cocktails designed by Robby Haynes, co-founder of Chicago-based Apologue Liqueurs. Lisa, who is passionate about helping to stop lymphoma and has family members affected by the disease, is in her inaugural year as an LRF spokesperson.

“We are truly grateful for Apologue, Duke’s Liquor Box and all our supporters of the Swirl: America, An At Home Wine Tasting,” said Meghan Gutierrez, LRF Chief Executive Officer. “Due to their extraordinary generosity and longstanding commitment to LRF’s mission, we have not only raised funds but have also united philanthropic communities across the country to make an impact on lymphoma research and the lives of people impacted by this blood cancer.”

As part of her partnership with LRF, Lisa Guerrero launched the #SwirlAndSayCheese cheeseboard challenge and demonstrated how to make a happy hour cheeseboard. Contestants have until Saturday, July 25 to post a picture of their cheese board creation on either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram tagging @4lisaguerrero and using the hashtag, #SwirlAndSayCheese. The winner will receive a handmade, mosaic “Swirl and Say Cheese” Lazy Susan and a personalized video message from Lisa herself.

“There are millions of families in the United States impacted by lymphoma—including mine,” said Lisa Guerrero, LRF Spokesperson and Chief Investigative Correspondent for Inside Edition.  “I am committed to supporting efforts to find cures for this blood cancer in honor of my mother and stepmother, and every patient, survivor and their loved ones touched by this disease.”

For more information about Swirl: America or other ways to support LRF, visit https://lymphoma.org/swirlmamerica.