Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cruise To Serve As Hospital Foundation Fundraiser

Ships ‘n Trips Travel Agency is coordinating the 4th Cruise for a Cause – a 7 night/8 day Eastern Caribbean Cruise to benefit The Foundation at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The cruise is set to sail Easter Week of next year – April 23rd through the 30th. The Cruise will sail aboard the Norwegian Epic out of Miami, FL with ports of call at St. Maarten, St. Thomas and Nassau.

“This cruise is for everyone – especially friends of the hospital to join hospital staff, auxiliary members, physicians and board members for a fun filled week,” stated Gary Curto, Executive of Hospital Foundation. “This is a great way to have fun, meet new people and support the various hospital patient care programs such as the Cancer Care Fund and Caring Hands Fund”, continued Curto.

The various cruises offered by Ships n’ Trip have raised more than $6,000 with the Foundation receiving a rebate of every fare plus a full fare rebate for every 15 people sailing. If they fill the 40 cabins that they have reserved, the Foundation could receive more than $7,500. Cost of the Cruise ranges from $1,136 per person for an inside cabin up to $1,416 for a balcony cabin. Prices are based on double occupancy and include cruise, port charges, taxes and fuel surcharges. Not included are airfare, transfers and insurance. A $350 deposit is due to hold the space with the balance due by March 15, 2011. For additional information, call 528-7245.