NavAid2 Benefit Slated for Opening Day of the Miami Int'l Boat Show29 January 2007Category:NavionicsNavAid2 BenefitMiami Internatonal Boat ShowAmerican Cancer SocietyIan McWilliam Saints Fund
Proceeds from Navionics Live Music Event to Support The American Cancer Society and the Ian McWilliam Saints Fund
Wareham, Mass. and Miami Beach, Fla. – Navionics, the leader in electronic charting and navigation data, announced today its second annual benefit, NavAid2 will be held in conjunction with the opening day of the Miami International Boat Show. Navionics will host Navaid2, a live music charitable event at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Proceeds from the event will go to the American Cancer Society and to the Ian McWilliam Saints Fund. Ian McWilliam was a friend and well-known marine industry colleague, who passed away this past fall after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. The funds raised through pre-event sponsorships and at NavAid2 will be donated to the Ian McWilliam Saints Fund, which was established with Citizen’s Bank and goes to the McWilliam family, as well as the American Cancer Society for support in helping to find a cure.
“With the success of NavAid in 2006, we found a great way to bring our marine industry colleagues together for a fun evening and to collectively raise some money for very good causes,” said Bruce Angus, NavAid guitarist and director of OEM sales, Navionics. “We will have a similar format during NavAid2 – with a few surprises – and it should be a lot of fun. We are grateful to our co-sponsors and the attendees who contributed generously during last year’s event and we look forward to an even more successful NavAid2!”
Last year’s inaugural NavAid, also held in conjunction with the opening day of the Miami International Boat Show, raised money and awareness for the victims of Hurricane Wilma which decimated the Florida southeast coast in the fall of 2005. The event, organized in conjunction with the American Red Cross Broward County Chapter, raised $7,000 through generous contributions from our co-sponsors Raymarine, Northstar, Furuno, Humminbird and Lowrance, as well as all those who attended the event. All proceeds were used to help the 21,000 victims of the hurricane, and 46 families still homeless at the time of the first NavAid event.
The NavAid Band, consists of Navionics employees and guest musicians who appear throughout the evening.