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August 10, 2007 - Night Out in Ft. Lauderdale from the Beaches To Downtown

What: Cystic Fibrosis, Riverwalk Trust, The Young Professionals for Covenant House, Jessica June Children's Cancer Foundation, and, Broward County Gator Club team together to raise funds for their non-profit organizations

Where: From Downtown Ft. Lauderdale to the Beach

When: Friday, August 10, 2007

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $20.00

Co-Chair(s): John Haley

Committee Members: Patsy Menutti, Riverwalk Trust/Go Riverwalk; Laura Akers - Young Professionals for Covenant House; Courtney Holshouser, Young Professionals for Covenant House; Sandra Muvdi - Jessica June Children's Cancer Foundation; Elisa Stone - Broward County Gator Club; and Vicky Shahady - Cystic Fibrosis Fridays

Attire: Trolly Togs

Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:

 Teana Kreger, Linsey Levine, Kimmie Levine & Christie Risso
Teana Kreger, Linsey Levine, Kimmie Levine & Christie Risso

Cystic Fibrosis Friday's Hosts a night out in Ft. Lauderdale from the beaches to downtown without driving.

Over 700 patrons hopped on the Sun Trolley and stopped off at participating local bars and restaurants including, Tarpon Bend, Crazy "8"s, LuLu' Bait Shack, Cafe Del Mar, Spazio's, The Grape, Blonde's, Side Bar, and ending at the Briny Pub after party  All for just $20.00.  At each stop, patrons enjoyed either a free drink or a snack along the way.  The event started at Las Olas Riverfront and ended at Las Olas Riverfront.

Sponsors included, Sun Trolley, Go Riverwalk, Landshark Lager, Grolish and all the bars and restaurant on the stops.

The following non-profits benefited from the proceeds raised by the event.

The Young Professionals of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a nonprofit donor-supported organization, is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.

The Young Professionals for Covenant House

Founded in early 1992, the main purpose of this organization is to provide continuing support and awareness of Covenant House Florida. The membership of Young Professionals gather for after work networking socials and special events with all of the proceeds going to benefit the kids at Covenant House Florida.  Young Professionals for Covenant House is a group of business professionals, ages 21-45, who attend monthly social and networking events to raise money and awareness for Covenant House Florida.  

Riverwalk Trust

Mission of Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Trust:  To be the catalyst in building and nurturing Riverwalk as a vibrant community connected by the New River.  The Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Trust, made up of volunteers from all levels of the business and professional community, began selling Signature Bricks in January, 1989, to raise funds specifically designated for ongoing Riverwalk promotions and improvements.  The group, although not a department of the City of Fort Lauderdale, works very closely with the City's Parks and Recreation Department. The group has sold over 23,000 Signature Bricks along  the Riverwalk to raise funds for beautification and enhancement of the Riverwalk Park. Additionally, the Board of Directors has emerged as primary advocates for the Riverwalk Park.

Jessica June Children's Cancer Foundation

The Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation has the relentless mission of giving hope and comfort to underprivileged children fighting cancer.  We help impoverished, sick children whose parents don’t have the financial means to pay for the required cancer care and treatment (check-ups/chemotherapy/radiation/operation). The children in need do not have health insurance, and receiving private donations is their only alternative for treatment and hope.

Broward County Gator Club

The mission of the University of Florida Alumni Association is to foster and enhance the relationship between the University of Florida, its alumni and friends, and to support the University's mission of teaching, research and service.


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