Best Bloody contest raises money for bleeding disorders

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — Several bars and restaurants in the Green Bay area have entered Green Bay’s Best Bloody contest to raise money for the Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation (GLHF).

Green Bay bartenders showcased their signature Bloody Mary recipes while guests sampled beer chasers, appetizers and voted for their favorite Bloody Mary.

GLHF Executive Director Danielle Leitner Baxter said “The money raised today will support programs like our week-long residential camp, we have an educational conference that we hold every year, we have scholarships studies and we also have emergency financial aid for patients”.

The Best Bloody event is a great compromise between organization and a classic drink from the region.

Wisconsin is just a Bloody Mary state. Milwaukee and Green Bay are Bloody Mary cities, so we love our Bloody Marys. So it was a perfect way to host this event for the disorder community. clotting,” Leiner Baxter said.

Bloody Mary fans from across the region came to sample the offerings from eight different participating bars and restaurants.

“I travel all over the state of Wisconsin to go to Bloody Mary events, bars, restaurants, breweries, distilleries, anything in a Bloody Mary,” said contest judge Mary Jane Sanchez. Best Bloody.

Sanchez says what makes Bloody Mary’s so special in Wisconsin is that nearly all of the unique toppings are sourced locally.

Some of the most popular toppings were meats, cheeses, and pickles.

Best Bloody’s is an event that brings to life GLHF’s mission to educate, support and advocate for Wisconsin’s bleeding disorders community.

Hemophilia and von Willebrand’s disease are rare bleeding disorders that affect more than 3,600 families in Wisconsin, including approximately 400 families in the Green Bay area.

They face many psychosocial, financial and physical challenges.

If you would like to donate to GLHF and contribute to its mission of supporting people with bleeding disorders, go to

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