Constellation Beers Sales executives and their North Carolina Gold Network distributors present a check for $153,000 in fundraising contributions to representatives from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, as part of the company’s annual Corona Cares partnership with the cancer research and treatment facility at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.  In five years of partnership with the hospital’s Comprehensive Cancer Support Program, Corona Cares has raised more than $650,000 to support patients and their families across all 100 counties of North Carolina.

“There are 4,500 new patients who come to this hospital each year, and there are another 135,000 patient visits,” said Bill Marren, market development manager of Constellation Brands Beer Division. “It really lends perspective and provides our company and our business partners terrific motivation to make every year of the program our best year yet.”

Constellation Brands and its Chicago distributors launched Corona Cares in 2005 to benefit kids and families at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. The program has since expanded to benefit other markets and organizations. Constellation Brands looks forward to its sixth year of partnership with the N.C. Cancer Hospital, helping support patient costs beyond traditional medicine and surgery, such as providing wigs, journals and supplements. 

“We are incredibly grateful to the support Constellation Brands has provided our patients for five years through Corona Cares. Now, in 2014, another year of spectacular support has allowed us to reach so many patients and caregivers, and makes possible our efforts to help more North Carolina families in newer, better ways,” said Dr. Don Rosenstein, director, UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program.

Constellation Brands Beer Division is the exclusive brewer, marketer and supplier of a growing portfolio of high-end, iconic, imported beer brands for the U.S. market.  The portfolio includes Corona Extra (the #1 imported beer in the U.S. and #5 beer overall), Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, Pacifico and Victoria beer brands. The Beer Division also imports the Tsingtao beer brand in the U.S. For more information, visit