August 20, 2013
Cash and Rocket Tour Day 1-4 – Barcelona, Cannes, Florence, to Rome
UPDATE Day Four: On the final day of the fundraising tour, Cash and Rocket rolled into Rome with plenty of visual fanfare. With the Coliseum as a backdrop, the crew came to a stop at the luxurious Hotel de Russi and displayed the cars for the final time.
With over $160k raised on the Crowdrise.com/CashandRocket and preparations taking place for the gala auction, the event brought together a passionate group of women for a revolutionary fundraising trip of a lifetime. The auction, conducted by Italian actress & singer Milly Carlucci, was a packed house of powerful and enthusiastic men and women from throughout Europe and the group was treated to an appearance by Darius Campbell who had ladies like Jodie Kidd, Jo and Leah Wood, Andrea Hulsgen , Selita Ebanks, and Patricia Arquette on their feet in the front row.Driving
With the OutRide camera cases in their cars and juice packs charging their phones, the ladies were able to capture the action of each day and we’ve put them all together for you to check out right here. Look for a wrap up of the parties and events coming soon and again…don’t forget to donate! ***
Day 3 Cash and RocketUPDATE Day Three: The winding and sometimes rainy road from Cannes, France to Florence, Italy challenged the ladies of Cash and Rocket’s driving skills and determination today!
Help the tour meet it’s goals by donating at http://www.crowdrise.com/CashandRocket
This event has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life,” said Selita Ebanks, in mophie’s car 22 ”It’s definitely a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. What I’m most moved by is how inspired and beautiful each of the women on the tour are. We’re forming bonds on a deeper level, a level familiar to women around the world and it’s these great causes allowing us to come together. Today on the tour it’s become even more obvious that while this event may seem far removed from the women we are seeking to help, it’s the strength and tenacity I’m witnessing that strikes a chord with all women. It’s this type of event that revolutionizes fundraising as both the donor and the donee are transformed. It’s definitely a beautiful experience that I will never forget.
UPDATE Day Two: mophie kept the ladies of the tour charged up on their 6 hour drive to Cannes – watch the video. Donations are up to over $100,000 and the competition is getting heated! Please help teams 22 & 23 reach the goal!
Check out more great photos on the Cash and Rocket Facebook page.
Day One: mophie hosted last nights’ Flamenco themed party kicking off the Cash and Rocket Tour. After picking up their tour gear, including the mophie juice pack helium to keep them charged up on the road, they drove over 360 miles from Barcelona to Cannes. Exhausted and ecstatic, the women took every opportunity to fundraise all evening and throughout the day. As the group prepared to board a boat for the evening’s festivities in Cannes we took a moment to catch up with the girls in the mophie cars including Patricia Arquette and Selita Ebanks. Check the beauty and talent for yourself at the C&R Day One video wrap up.
“It was an incredible first day,” said Patricia, “beautiful countryside with beautiful, powerful women at the wheel. Of course I understand the experience of driving a luxury car through Spain into France is seemingly in direct opposition to helping the small NGO’s doing critical work in Africa. The reality, however, is that this experience will help build a school, keep children from being abandoned and left at the mercy of unethical orphanages and that is the most beautiful thing one can do. I hope people watching can support our dream and help make these things happen.”
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