ARCTIC P RAISES A HALF-MILLION DOLLARS FOR CANCER CHARITY
Total Event Raised More than US$15 million
The star-studded Rock for the Cure event, the Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI)'s 6th annual fundraising gala at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on 15th November 2007, which attracted a bevy of America's most beautiful, powerful and wealthy, was a resounding success.The Silent Auction alone had many glitterati digging deep into their own personal fortunes - not just for the chance to bid on some of the world's most unique and exciting experiences but for the opportunity to help this nonprofit organization in its efforts to reduce the burden of cancer and provide hope to communities in Nevada, the southwest USA and beyond (www.nevadacancerinstitute.org).
From having one's own personal Zero-Gravity party for 35 close friends, to exclusive dinners in private manses prepared by the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, all charity auction items were generously donated, including the much-talked about week-long Tahitian cruise aboard the famed ARCTIC P expedition yacht. The ARCTIC P cruise fetched US$500,000 - the highest bid of the evening.
Among the world's largest privately owned yachts, ARCTIC P was originally an icebreaker and has been refitted to provide the ultimate luxury cruising experience. With a separate owner's suite and uber-luxe accommodations for 12, the fully crewed superyacht also features an observation lounge, games room, cinema, screening room, swimming pool, gym, jacuzzi, and gadgets galore.
"ARCTIC P is an exclusive, retro-fitted 88m (288ft) commercial vessel that is now one of the 100 largest private yachts in the world. The larger and more unique a yacht is, the more people want to experience her firsthand," said Jonathan Beckett, Burgess CEO. "We are excited about working with this generous bidder to co-ordinate their dream vacation arrangements and ensure their Tahitian yachting experience aboard ARCTIC P exceeds their every expectation."