Cruise for a Cause 2015

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C R U I S E F O R A C A U S E

While HummingBear Studios’ primary focus is to instill a deeper appreciation of our natural world, as well as donating 10% of all proceeds towards foundations around the globe involved with the preservation and rescue of the environment and wildlife, I also do my best to participate in other important causes.  For the past three years I’ve donated my time and photography to Sarah’s Inn in order to capture their annual event, Cruise For a Cause. Here’s a sneak peak from this year’s cruise. A link to the full gallery, as well as more in depth information about Sarah’s Inn, can be found at the end of this post.

 On June 25, the Sarah’s Inn Associate Board hosted the 2015 Cruise for a Cause on the Chicago River. Now in its fourth year, the Cruise is the Associate Board’s marquee summer event, raising awareness and funds for Sarah’s Inn, a non-profit organization that educates teens and adults about domestic violence and supports and protects those affected by abuse. Aboard the Ft. Dearborn, a tour boat generously donated by Chicago Line Cruises, guests enjoyed music from a live DJ, a variety of finger foods and cocktails, and raffle prizes, all set against the backdrop of the Chicago skyline at sunset. Thanks to support from Chicago Line Cruises and other sponsors, all of the overhead costs were covered by donations and over $14,000 was raised for Sarah’s Inn.

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If you were one of the many who had fun in front of this awesome animated photo booth, you can find a direct link to the gallery at the bottom of this post. If you are interested in having Gifyyy at an event, check out the main website here: GIFYYY SITE!

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About the Associate Board
The Sarah’s Inn Associate Board is a diverse community of young professionals who are committed to ending the cycle of domestic violence. The mission of the Associate Board is to build a new generation of supporters for Sarah’s Inn and to raise awareness for the agency and its critical community services. To do this, the AB utilizes its strength as a network of young professionals to create opportunities for its peers to come together, socialize, learn more about and support the work done by Sarah’s Inn to end domestic violence.

About Sarah’s Inn
Sarah’s Inn is a community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of those affected by domestic violence and to break the cycle of violence for future generations. Its services and initiatives focus on ending relationship violence through domestic violence crisis intervention, community education, and violence prevention programs for youth. Founded in 1981 by Oak Park residents, Sarah’s Inn works throughout the Chicagoland area.

All guests are welcome to browse and download from the full gallery, which can be found here: Cruise For a Cause Photo Gallery 

Full Gifyyy gallery can be found here: Gifyyy Gallery

Finally, a special thanks to all the sponsors who helped make this year’s Cruise For a Cause possible!

Chicago Line Cruises – http://www.chicagoline.com/
Chicagoland Property Group – http://www.chicagolandpropertygroup.com/
Conway MacKenzie – http://conwaymackenzie.com/
Diamond Parking – http://www.diamondparking.com/
DJ Duke Shin – http://dukeshin.podomatic.com/
Gifyyy- http://www.gifyyy.com/
Goldberg Kohn – http://www.goldbergkohn.com/
HummingBear Studios – http://hummingbearstudios.com/
Ike & Brenda Berg
Brandon Schulman

Kay’s Kakes – https://www.facebook.com/kayscustomkakes
Kupets & DeCaro – http://www.kupetsdecaro.com/
Midwest Post-Acute Care – http://www.mpac-llc.com/
Oak Park Area Association of Realtors – http://www.oakparkrealtors.org/
Pinnacle Furnished Suites – http://www.pfsuites.com/
Prairie Title Services – http://www.prairietitle.com/
Purcell & Wardrope – http://www.pw-law.com/
Spellmire Law Firm – http://spellmirelaw.com/
Vanille Patisserie – http://www.vanillepatisserie.com/
Whole Foods Market – http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/

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