Fort Lauderdae, FL (PRWEB) March 05, 2014
Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF) has been named the presenting sponsor of the 2014 MICF Annual Spin-A-Thon. This signature event for the Marine Industry Cares Foundation (MICF) raises money for the organization and it's community action programs, which are focused on helping children and families in need by providing hands-on support and funding for vital services and programs headed by location charitable organizations. The 2014 event is officially touted as the “6th Annual MICF Spin-A-Thon presented by Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation, and will take place on Friday April 25, 2014 at Esplanade Park in Fort Lauderdale Florida.
The 6th Annual Spin-A-Thon will feature 75 - 100 spinning bike teams that have committed to keeping their pedals turning for six hours to support the Foundation and its mission. It will bring the recreational marine, cruise and maritime communities together with other local and regional businesses, community groups and individuals for a fun afternoon and camaraderie around cause of improving the lives of at-risk children and families.
Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation is the charitable division of Cruise Lines International Association, which focuses its efforts on programs designed to strengthen and improve the quality of life in communities served by cruise lines in North America. CICF supports civic and community programs designed to enhance community economic development through job creation and training, and provides assistance to local community improvement projects.
"CICF is a visionary organization and truly understands the mission of the Marine Industry Cares Foundation. MICF shares the same passion for supporting economic development and is dedicated to improving the lives of our South Florida residents," said David Reed, Chairman of MICF. "We are delighted to have them return as the presenting sponsor for the 6th Annual MICF Spin-A-Thon presented by Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation.
CICF Executive Director, Michael McGarry said, "The CICF is very proud to partner with Marine Industry Cares Foundation and support the Spin-A-Thon again this year. The mission of the organization, its engagement in the community and efforts to help children and families in need through fundraising and other initiatives are reflective of the ideals and types of activities we look to endorse and encourage."
Teams or individuals interested in learning more about MICF or participating in the 6th Annual MICF Spin-A-Thon presented by Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation can visit http://www.marineindustrycares.org or call the MICF office at 954-639-5005. Since its inception the Spin-A-Thon has raised over $500,000 and supported organizations such as Kids In Distress and Children's Diagnostic and Treatment Center. MICF recently joined with several other local organizations to launch the 4th Annual Broward AWARE! Protecting OUR Children campaign, which is a child abuse prevention awareness campaign that uses the full spectrum of media to ensure that Broward County families, educators, media, law enforcement and all stakeholders use and share resources that make it possible for children to safely realize their full potential, hopes and dreams. Additionally, as part of its community action program launch for 2014, MICF organized a Job Sampling Tour for 13 students from ARC of Broward’s School for Hire and conducted a site visit to the school to talk to students about careers in the marine industry.
Marine Industry Cares Foundation and Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation are proud to partner together to make a difference in the local community and give back to children and families in need.
About Marine Industry Cares Foundation
The Marine Industry Cares Foundation exists to unite people in the maritime community with the local community where they co-exist, and to harness the resources available to raise monies, awareness and support for local charitable organizations supporting children and families. As a 501(c)3, MICF aims to serve as the philanthropic vessel for the marine industry as a whole. The significant impact of the maritime industry – recreational marine, cruise, and commercial shipping – in Greater Fort Lauderdale and Broward County, accounts for hundreds of thousands of jobs, billions in total economic value, and an immeasurable level of community goodwill.
About Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation
The nonprofit Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF) 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. For more, visit http://www.cruisefoundation.org. CICF supporters include: AmaWaterways, American Cruise Lines, Avalon Waterways, Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Line, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Hurtigruten, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Paul Gaugin Cruises, Pearl Seas Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Seabourn, SeaDream Yacht Club, Silversea Cruises, Tauck River Cruising, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Windstar Cruises.