Joel Mackay, the owner of MonteScarlatto Estate Winery in Benton City, will present a $1,550 check today to the Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation.
The money was raised during a July event, Dawn's Bikini Bash, held in memory of Mackay's fiance, who died of cancer. "Dawn ... helped me put this vineyard in," Mackay said in a news release. "She helped me plant, prune, tie and harvest it. She always did it in her bikini."
The cancer center foundation supports programs and services from Patient Nurse Navigation and free cancer screenings in the community to free wigs, hats and scarves for cancer patients.