Marine Industry Cares Foundation presents $125,000 to Kids In Distress and the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center

Marine Industry Cares Foundation
June 18, 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) June 13, 2013

The Marine Industry Cares Foundation (MICF) presented checks totaling $125,000 to their benefiting charities, Kids in Distress and The Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, at their 5th Annual Spin-A-Thon Thank You Party held recently. Guests at the May 21st event hosted by Blue Martini in Fort Lauderdale, FL enjoyed cocktails, music and both a live and silent auction. The event was an opportunity for MICF to thank its corporate sponsors, the spinners and its corps of volunteers who contributed to the 5th Annual Spin-A-Thon’s success.

“This year’s Thank You Party not only celebrates the achievements of MICF, but also the individuals who made the event possible, our corporate sponsors, those who participated, the volunteers and most of all the great work of our charity partners KID and CDTC,” said Mole Telfer, Chairman of the Marine Industry Cares Foundation. “We can’t say a big enough thank you to everyone who helped make the 5th Annual Spin-A-Thon such an amazing success. Hats off to all those who helped this year,” he added.

The Marine Industry Cares 5th Annual Spin-A-Thon, held on April 19th, was attended by a legion of over 1,000 volunteers, supporters and spinners, community enthusiasts eager to help a good cause. The event raised over $150,000 for two charities that are making a difference in the lives of local children and families who need their services. After event production and administrative costs a check of $75,000 was presented to Kids in Distress and one for $50,000 to The Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center.

MSC Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises generously donated two amazing cruise packages for the Party’s live auction and the winning ticket for the MICF Scooter Raffle was also drawn on the evening. Gordon Connell, Executive Director of MICF said, “The support from MSC, Azamara and from everyone who supported the raffle speaks volumes about our corporate and community backing. MICF sincerely appreciates how the organization, its mission and initiatives have been embraced and will continue to work hard to make our community better.”

Dr. Ana Calderon, Assistant Administrator for CDTC said, “Partnering with the Marine Industry Cares Foundation, as a beneficiary of the 5th Annual Spin-A-Thon has truly been a blessing to our organization and those helped through our mission. Their ability to reach across our community, foster unity and raise money to help us and support our programs is greatly appreciated. Thank you everyone for your time, your support and your heart.”

Mark Dhooge, CEO of Kids in Distress stated, “KID is honored to be a beneficiary of the MICF Spin-A-Thon for five years now. It never ceases to amaze me, how this event engages the community in support of our cause. KID would like to thank everyone for their incredible support and compassion. It is that kind of dedication that not only ignites hope but directly impacts the lives of the children and families we serve. You are making a difference.”

The Spin-A-Thon is presented by Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF), is a Winterfest sanctioned event and is also partnering once again this year with Riverwalk Trust. Since its inception in 2009, the event has raised over $500,000,


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