Twitter hashtag:  #WATS 

The Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation presents...

Second Annual

Wine Around the Square

...benefitting the Power of Pink, Rutherford County's premier fundraising program for breast cancer detection and treatment.

The rain held off, and downtown Murfreesboro was transformed!

More than 700 people enjoyed the 2013 Wine Around the Square, strolling the Square, talking with friends and listening to music while enjoying wine tastings, premium liquors and beers, and food samples from area restaurants.  Special thanks to all of the guests, vendors, in-kind media sponsors and volunteers who gave so much to make last night possible.  Now, hundreds of underinsured and uninsured Rutherford County women will have access all year long to diagnostic breast treatment, mammogram screenings and education, and lives will be saved by early detection.

The Power of Pink program was begun nine years ago to provide financial support for the Saint Thomas Health Mission in Motion mobile mammography, mammograms for indigent women in Rutherford and the surrounding counties, and breast cancer education and information

Thank you for raising your glass and supporting the Power of Pink, benefitting Rutherford County women in the fight against breast cancer!

Thanks to our great volunteers!  List is here

2013 Media Sponsors






September 20, 2013, 6:00pm
the historic downtown Square in Murfreesboro
Purchase Tickets Wine | Food | Music


More than 700 tickets sold as of this morning!

Terri Sterling - Friday, September 20, 2013

The Second Annual Wine Around the Square (WATS) is tonight---lots of preparations going on this morning and all day today in the historic downtown Square in Murfreesboro. 

Special thanks to these volunteers, Mike Zelenak at Maple Street Grill and so many people who have worked for months to make this night a great one!

And it's going to be are selling like crazy this week and still selling fast right now...and

It's not too late to get your ticket! 

Enjoy a great Friday night walking, talking, listening to live music, great food, tasting wines, premium beers and liquors...starting at 6 p.m.

Rain or shine! 

Tickets at for $75 each/VIP Private Reception $250 each. 

Come join us---know you'll have helped a Rutherford County woman get access to diagnostic breast health services and perhaps even save a life!

Dr. Dorothy Murphy is our 2013 WATS Honoree!

Terri Sterling - Friday, September 13, 2013

Dr. Dorothy Murphy is the 2013 honoree for Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Foundation’s second annual Wine Around The Square (WATS) event, benefitting the Power of Pink program.

Dr. Murphy’s 23-year career in internal medicine with Alvin C. York Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Murfreesboro gave her first-hand and in-depth professional experience with the importance of proper diagnosis and treatment of illness and disease.  Unfortunately, it was a lesson she was forced to experience in a very personal way as well. 

Overnight, in August 2010, Dr. Dorothy Murphy, the doctor, became Dorothy Murphy, the patient, when she received a breast cancer diagnosis. 

But she didn’t allow the diagnosis to get her down.  "The best chance of beating cancer depends on the choices you make up front.  I said yes to every treatment option available.  I felt that was my best chance to survive," she said. 

Dr. Murphy opted for a double mastectomy, followed by chemotherapy and radiation.  Remarkably, she continued working throughout it all, doing her best to prevent her illness from interfering with her personal and professional life. 

"I continued to work during all of my treatments. Through it all, my family was very supportive. My son even shaved his head to show his support," she said. Murphy’s treatment was complete by December 2011, and she retired in March of the following year.  

Today, Dr. Dorothy Murphy is the picture of health and vitality.  She embodies the commitment to good health, annual mammograms and the fighting spirit that Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation’s Power of Pink program promotes with its Wine Around the Square event.   

Last year, WATS raised $120,000 to provide diagnostic mammograms and partial funding of the Our Mission in Motion mobile mammography coach. The coach serves a number of Power of Pink patients; WATS event proceeds provide for a portion of the nurse navigator’s salary, and pay for local, indigent women’s mammograms and breast cancer care. Funds raised last year have been depleted;  now it’s time to replenish so more women can benefit. 

Great Food at This Year's WATS!

Terri Sterling - Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Come Hungry and Let's Eat!  Great food on the menu at Wine Around the Square---take a look!

  • Five Senses, serving roasted vegetable skewers;
  • Slick Pig, serving smoked chicken wings and drummettes;
  • Jim 'N Nicks, serving bar-b-q on grits;
  • Peter D's, serving reuben fritters and Nutella chocolate mousse;
  • Gondoliers, serving pasta-lasagna and chicken tortellini alfredo;
  • the food truck Broad Street Eats, serving fried macaroni on a stick; 
  • Bar Louie, serving bruschetta pomodoro;  
  • Kirkenburt's Smokehouse, serving smoked brisket on a biscuit; 
  • Rooster’s, serving brisket wraps; and
  • Positiffitea, serving hot and cold organic teas blends.

Special thanks to these in-kind sponsors!