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True Grit Event

On May 2, 2022 the Belching Beaver Brewery in Vista, CA launched a special beer in Andy’s honor: the “True Grit IPA”. All sales from the beer and additional t-shirt sales from the event were donated to the Andy Valenta Melanoma Foundation, raising over $14,000.

The event was featured in the North County Daily Star and on Channel 5 Fox News.

In the news…

The Andy Valenta Melanoma Foundation strives to bring awareness to the occupational cancer risk firefighters face.

Feature Story

April 29, 2022 The San Diego Union Tribute published a feature story on the Valenta Family and the Andy Valenta Melanoma Foundation.

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