The Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF) and the Cruise Canada New England Alliance will donate $9,100 to The One Fund Boston, which was established to assist families of the victims who were killed and victims who were most seriously affected by the tragic events at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, and related events on April 18th and April 19th.
Cruise Lines International Association CEO Christine Duffy, whose members support CICF, announced a donation of $5,000 on behalf of CICF at the annual Cruise Canada New England Symposium, held May 21-23 in Boston.
At that event, conference attendees raised another $4,100 through a raffle, and those proceeds will go directly to The One Fund Boston.
“With more than 300,000 cruise passengers per year, the Port of Boston and the City of Boston are important contributors to the North American cruise industry, and we are happy to be able to do our part to give back to this important port community in the wake of this spring’s tragedy,” Duffy said.
“I am proud of the contributions our alliance's members to The One Fund Boston. This is a great demonstration of the effectiveness of our partnership,” said Rene Trepanier, Executive Director of Cruise the Saint Lawrence and Chairman of the Cruise Canada New England Alliance.
Cruise industry stakeholders of the Boston area, including Porter Airlines, Holland America Line, Go Helico and Cruise Canada New England partnered together to sponsor the raffle. The winner won a trip for two that includes a cruise, airfare, hotel stays, and onshore activities.