Announcing the winner of our Warm Up Your Holidays contest!


We are proud to help the winner of our Warm Up Your Holidays Contest, Kristina Coffey, keep her home warm and comfortable this year! Congratulations Kristina and thank you to all that entered!

Ninth Annual Taste of Compassion is proud to sponsor the Ninth Annual Taste of Compassion benefit for the Upstate Texas Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

After serving as the Honorary Chairwomen of this fantastic event for the last 2 years, President Andrea Crisafulli Russo has passed the baton to 2013 Honorary Chairwiman Joella Viscusi.

This event is held at the perfect time of year to break up the long winter months and get out to visit with friends and fellow supporters of the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Taste of Compassion is not only an enjoyable event, but a chance to make a difference in the lives of others.

We invite you to raise a glass at this year’s event:

Saturday, February 2, 2013 7:00pm-10:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn Troy
235 Hoosick Street
Troy NY 12180


  • Exquisite wines from renowned vintners
  • Delicious light fare
  • Live music
  • Phenomenal LIVE & SILENT auctions

Purchase Tickets: $125 Honorary Committee $85 General Admission $65 Young Professional (35 and under)

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. believes in giving back to the community that we have served for over 70 years. To read more about the local charities and community organizations we are involved with in the Capital District, click here to visit our community page.