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Emilio Nares Foundation's 13th Annual 'Harvest For Hope'

The Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF), a San Diego-based nonprofit to help navigate families through their child’s journey with cancer, will host the 13th annual “Harvest for Hope.”

The event includes unlimited tastings from San Diego’s finest restaurants and beverage purveyors to raise funds that expand services to the disproportionately high number of children battling cancer in the region.

Richard and Diane Nares lost their only son, Emilio, to cancer when he was 5 years old. They turned their loss into Emilio’s legacy by creating the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF) in 2003. Today ENF provides transportation, healthy nutrition and stress relief to help 250 children survive and cope with cancer, and their families navigate the difficult journey with them. ENF also provides bereavement and burial support, when a child loses a brave battle with cancer. Patient families are largely low-income, some earning as little as $25,000 annually.

“Ride with Emilio” is ENF’s flagship program of specially equipped, hygienic vans that transport children and their families on time, every time to and from cancer treatments. Ride with Emilio has made 30,000 life-saving trips for young cancer patients since 2005. San Diego’s cancer rates exceed those of the state, with Hispanic/Latino children experiencing among the highest.
Participating Restaurant and Beverage purveyors include: AR Valentien at The Lodge Torrey Pines, BiCE Ristorante San Diego, Brooklyn Girl, Café Chloe, Carnitas Snack Shack, Fireside by The Patio, Legal Restaurants, Morton’s Steakhouse, Pamplemousse Grille, Solare Ristorante, Sweet Cheeks Baking Co., The Ballroom, Tidal and Waypoint Public.
Snake Oil Cocktail Co. is providing craft and non-alcoholic cocktails.
Sponsors to date include Banfi Vintners, John and Nancy Jo Cappetta Family Foundation, Paul Hastings, LLP, Jenny, Mark, Rhone and Cassady Johnson, The Montei Foundation, The Quinn Family Foundation at The San Diego Foundation, Ranta Consulting, Inc. and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.

For more information on how to become a sponsor, to purchase tickets or make a donation visit the Harvest for Hope website, call (877) 507-7788 or email

About Emilio Nares Foundation
Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF) is a 13-year-old nonprofit offering programs and services to help low-income, underserved families navigate their child’s journey with cancer in San Diego, Orange and Imperial counties.

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