Marine Industry Cares Foundation and Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation Announce Key Partnership for Fort Lauderdale Fundraising Event

Marine Industry Cares Foundation and Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation partner for 5th Annual Spin-A-Thon fundraising event to help Fort Lauderdale children and family organizations, Kids In Distress and the Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center.

  • Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInEmail a friend
“We are very happy to have CICF on-board as a partner and as the Spin-A-Thon’s Presenting Sponsor this year“, said Mole Telfer, Chairman of the Marine Industry Cares Foundation.

Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) March 13, 2013

Today, the Marine Industry Cares Foundation (MICF) is pleased to announce that Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) charitable foundation, the Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF), will be the Presenting Sponsor at MICF’s major annual fundraiser, the upcoming Spin-A-Thon rides for kids, on April 19, 2013.

The nonprofit Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF), founded in 1998, focuses its efforts on programs designed to strengthen and improve the quality of life in communities served by members of the Cruise Lines International Association. CICF supports civic and community development, educational assistance and training programs, and environmental preservation initiatives. More information is available at http://www.cruisefoundation.org.

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world's largest cruise industry trade association with representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA represents the interests of cruise lines, travel agents, port authorities and destinations, and various industry business partners before regulatory and legislative policy makers.

MICF brings the local maritime community together with local businesses in a united effort to help underprivileged children and families within the local community. CICF works with the cruise industry, along with associated executive and travel agent partners, to give back to their local communities and, with such a strong presence in South Florida, an alignment with MICF will increase awareness. MICF is proud to announce that the beneficiaries of fundraising efforts for this year are Kids in Distress (KID) and the Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center (CDTC.), two Fort Lauderdale-based organizations making a difference in the lives of local children and families who need their services, will benefit from this year’s proceeds.

“We are very happy to have CICF on-board as a partner and as the Spin-A-Thon’s Presenting Sponsor this year“, said Mole Telfer, Chairman of the Marine Industry Cares Foundation. He adds, “CICF’s vision and mission are in line with that of MICF and we are working to encourage the marine industry as a whole, to work with their local communities. It is fantastic to have this kind of support from the cruise industry”.

Christine Duffy, President and CEO of CLIA, said “We are proud to see so many Cruise Line Members and Executive Partners of CLIA continuing to be such strong supporters of this worthy event, and we are happy to help support the great work of MICF. We would like to thank MHG Insurance Brokers, MTN Satellite Communications, Hamilton Miller & Birthisel, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, K&L Gates, Wartsila and Total Marine Solutions, along with so many others for their support of this event.”

The Spin-A-Thon is a six hour spinning bike team endurance event and one of the most unique fundraising programs for MICF and its charitable beneficiaries. Kids in Distress (KID) and Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC), two Fort Lauderdale based organizations making a difference in the lives of local children and families who need their services will benefit from this year’s proceeds.

The Spin-A-Thon is proud to be a Winterfest-sanctioned event, and MICF is a Riverwalk Trust partner organization. Since its inception in 2009, the event has raised and donated over $350,000 in the fulfillment of its mission to mobilize the generous spirit of the maritime community to benefit children and families in need.

The MICF 5th Annual Spin-A-Thon Presented by Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013, from 1p.m. to 7p.m. at Esplanade Park in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.

About MICF
The Marine Industry Cares Foundation is a local maritime industry non-profit organization that brings the marine and local communities together by raising money and awareness for local charities supporting children and families. Our vision is to become a global organization with funds being raised for local communities worldwide. For more information, visit MarineIndustryCares.org

About CICF
The nonprofit Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF), founded in 1998, focuses its efforts on programs designed to strengthen and improve the quality of life in communities served by members of the Cruise Lines International Association. CICF supports civic and community development, educational assistance and training programs, and environmental preservation initiatives. More information is available at http://www.cruisefoundation.org.

CICF supporters are: American Cruise Lines, Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Line, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Hurtigruten, MSC Cruises, NCL America, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Pearl Seas Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Seabourn Cruise Line, SeaDream Yacht Club, Silversea Cruises, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Windstar Cruises.

About CLIA
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world's largest cruise industry trade association with representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA represents the interests of cruise lines, travel agents, port authorities and destinations, and various industry business partners before regulatory and legislative policy makers. CLIA is also engaged in travel agent training, research and marketing communications to promote the value and desirability of cruise holiday vacations with thousands of travel agency and travel agent members. CLIA's Associate Member and Executive Partner program includes the industry's leading providers of supplies and services that help cruise lines provide a safe, environmentally-friendly and enjoyable holiday vacation experience for millions of passengers every year. For more information on CLIA, the cruise industry, and CLIA-member cruise lines and travel agencies, visit http://www.cruising.org. CLIA can also be followed on the Cruise Lines International Association's Facebook and Twitter fan pages, and CEO Christine Duffy can be followed @CLIACEO and cruising.org/ceoblog.


Contact

  • Gordon Connell
    Connell Communications
    954-494-7793
    Email
Follow us on: Contact's Facebook Contact's Twitter

Attachments