Cruise for a Cause 2016




HummingBear Studios’ primary focus is to instill a deeper appreciation of our natural world, sharing stories of my adventures, and donating 10% of all sales proceeds towards foundations around the globe involved with the preservation & rescue of the environment & wildlife. I also do my best to participate in other important causes and am proud to have been part of the annual fundraising event, Cruise For a Cause, for the past four years. Here’s a brief look at this year’s cruise, with a link to the full gallery and more at the end of this post.

On June 23, the Sarah’s Inn Associate Board hosted the 2016 Cruise for a Cause on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. The Cruise is the Associate Board’s marquee summer event, raising awareness and funds for Sarah’s Inn, a non-profit organization that works across Chicagoland to educate teens and adults about domestic violence and to support and protect 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 $15,000 was raised for Sarah’s Inn.

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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: Photo Gallery

Full Gifyyy photo booth 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 —
Dogs Deserve It —
Family Horizons Counseling, LLC —
Gifyyy —
Goldberg Kohn —
HummingBear Studios —
Loulee Cleaning, Inc.
MB Financial —
Midwest Post-Acute Care —
My Boy Elroy —
Oak Park Area Association of Realtors —
Olive Garden —
Prairie Title Service —
Purcell & Wardrope —
Vanille Patisserie —

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