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Negroni Week Has Chapel Hill Raising Glasses and Funds

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Gary Crunkleton pours Negronis from behind the bar. Photo by Marie Rodriguez Photography.

Since 2013, Negroni Week has celebrated the infamous gin, Campari and vermouth cocktail while raising money for charities around the world. This year, The Crunkleton is commemorating the week, June 4 through 10, by donating 100 percent of their Negroni sales to the Carolinas Chapter – Raleigh Office of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Gary Crunkleton, the bar’s owner, says they will be serving a barrel-aged mezcal Negroni.

Chapel Hill has a strong connection to efforts to fight cystic fibrosis (CF), with many medical advancements and breakthroughs occurring through the work research and care here, says Pediatric Pulmonology Dr. George Z. Retsch-Bogart.

“For the past 35 years, Chapel Hill has been a very important site for research and care in cystic fibrosis.” Retsch-Bogart says. “It is inspiring to see our community support those living with cystic fibrosis and contributing to our success, as Gary Crunkleton is through his Negroni Week promotion.”

More than 30,000 people live with CF in the United States, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry, with 1,000 new cases of the genetic disorder diagnosed each year.

The Raleigh office of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the hub for CF advocacy, care and research in the Triangle and Carolinas. Learn more about CF and ways to get involved at cff.org/Raleigh.

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Sam is a summer intern at Durham, Chapel Hill and Chatham Magazine. He graduated American University in 2015, before serving a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA in North Carolina. An enthusiastic procrastinator, Sam can usually be found on a soccer field, eating or in a movie theater avoiding the things he really, really should be doing.