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January 14, 2011 - Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop Benefits Five Local Charities

Where: Downtown Ft Lauderdale

When: Friday, January 14, 2011

Beneficiary: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Riverwalk Trust, Young Professionals for Covenant House, The Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation & The Broward County Gator Club Scholarships

Founders: John Haley

Blacktie Photos by: Scott Barfield Photography

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Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop Nets $22,000 for Local Charities
 
On January 14, 2011, the Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop invaded the City of Fort Lauderdale with an overwhelming charitable presence. More than 1,400 people were in attendance. The event raised $22,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Young Professionals for Covenant House, Riverwalk Trust, Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation, Broward County Gator Club Scholarships and Jack and Jill Children’s Center. The Bus Loop has raised more than $190,000 since its inception.
  
Participating venues included Vibe, Rare Las Olas, YOLO, SHO Nightclub, Tarpon Bend, Suite 100, Side Bar, America’s Backyard, Café del Mar and Quarterdeck.
 
Major event sponsors included Kind Design Advertising, Go Riverwalk, Sun Trolley Enterprises, Scott Barfield Photography and Haley Engineering.
 
The next Bus Loop is set for April 15, 2011. For more information about the Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop, visit www.busloop.org.
         
 
About the Charities:
 
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is the leading organization devoted to curing and controlling cystic fibrosis. CF is a genetic disease that can lead to life-threatening lung infections and digestive problems. Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation funds CF research, has more than 70 chapters and branch offices throughout the country, and supports and accredits a nationwide network of CF care centers, which provide vital treatments and other CF resources to patients and families. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has consistently been recognized as one of the top voluntary health organizations in the United States and has been acknowledged by such publications as SmartMoney and Forbes for their efficiency and innovative approach to curing a genetic disease.  Last year, nearly 90 cents of every dollar raised was available for investment in vital CF programs. For more information about the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, visit www.cff.org, or call (954) 739-5006
 
Riverwalk Trust serves as the catalyst in building and nurturing Riverwalk as a vibrant community connected by the New River and accomplishes this mission through advocacy on behalf of the Riverwalk Park, communication through its Website and Go Riverwalk magazine, its diverse offerings of events and its membership activities. Riverwalk Trust is currently pursuing projects to enhance and protect the integrity of the Riverwalk community, such as design guidelines for thoughtful development, funding for capital improvements and park enhancements, park programming and sustainability, management and final completion. For more information on Riverwalk Trust, visit www.GoRiverwalk.com, or call (954) 468-1541.
 
Young Professionals for Covenant House is a dedicated group of adults between the ages of 21-45 helping to raise money and increase awareness for Covenant House Florida by hosting socials and special events in the South Florida area.  Covenant House Florida serves runaway, homeless and at-risk youths under 21 including teen parents and their babies.  For more information about Covenant House Florida, visit www.youngpros.net, or call (954) 568-7916.
 
The Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation (JJCCF) provides financial assistance for children in need fighting cancer. The Foundation advocates for families in crisis to ensure ill children maintain access to basic human necessities and raises awareness for childhood cancer. JJCCF’s direct and tangible assistance becomes vital to the survival of these children while they receive cancer treatment.  For more information visit www.JJCCF.org, or call (954)593-5603.
 
The Broward County Gator Club Scholarships (BCGC) raises funds for some of Broward County's most deserving high school students attending the University of Florida as freshmen. The BCGC raises funds through networking socials, parties and other events. For more information, visit www.browardcountygatorclub.com.

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