SOURCE: Donedei

July 17, 2008 12:00 ET

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

A Chance to Test Drive the da Vinci® Surgical System, One of the Most Advanced Medical Devices for Prostate Cancer Surgery, and Talk With the Foremost Laparoscopic Surgeon in the Pacific Northwest

OLYMPIA, WA--(Marketwire - 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.

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