Water of Life Fundraiser 2019

Dr. Matthew Lurin’s Fifth Annual Water of Life Whisky fundraiser was held on May 16th at the Manhattan Center Ballroom in New York City. There were over 150 people in attendance which included brand ambassadors and participants. Nearly $20K was raised this year.

With the set up of a whisky-speed dating tasting, throughout the evening guests were able to sample a variety of different brands of whisky and enjoy the creative and delicious cuisine from Scoozi Events catering. Guests had the experience of talking with the brand ambassadors and learned how their brands’ whiskies were made, the history of the brand itself while enjoying the tasting. It was a great night for everyone to meet whisky aficionados and new whisky lovers while helping to raise funds for #GISTresearch.

Water of Life 2019 tableThe Water of Life event is held in memory of Matt Lurin’s stepfather, Joe Temperley, who was a GIST patient. Mr. Temperley introduced Matt to the world of whisky. “We hope to continue this tradition of introducing others to whisky’s finer aspects with this event while raising funds for GIST research and education for many years to come,” stated Lurin.