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On November 8, 2012 Save the Chimps celebrated its 4th Annual Chimps Kitchen fundraiser at the lovely Cobalt Restaurant at the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa. Hundreds of supporters attended to sample delicious hors d’oeuvres generously donated by local chefs, bid on a wide array of auction items and sip on Banana Daiquiris sponsored by Cruzan Rum.

Laura Gutteridge - Sharon Filchum2 Volunteer Donna, Board Member Sarah Haney, Alan Cauldwell, & Tami Ryan Dr. and Mrs. Ray DellaPorta3(1)

Funds raised from the event will be applied towards the Special Needs Campaign – a secure, enriched, enclosed area suitable for long-term housing of chimpanzees with special needs. The majority of Save the Chimps’ residents are housed on 3-acre islands in large social groups. However, because of individual medical or social needs possibly due to years of testing, an island environment is not suitable for all chimps.

We have so many to thank for this wonderful evening…
Thank you to our event chairs, Laura Guttridge and Sharon Flinchum for their years of dedication and introducing so many to Save the Chimps.
Thank you to our generous sponsors especially Cruzan Rum for introducing Chimps Kitchen new signature drink “the banana daquiri”.
Thank you to our local chefs who donated their time and delicious hor d’oeuvres.
Thank you to all of our auction donors who made this years auction the most successful and exciting yet.

Thank you to Cobalt Restaurant and their wonderful team for hosting our 4th annual event and being a pleasure to work with.
And thank you to all of our guests who attended in an effort to support the chimps. It’s because of YOU that we raised nearly $85,000.
A great big pant hoot to your compassion, generosity, and dedication to our beloved chimps!
See you on November 7th, 2013!! Mark your calendars!!!

Click here to view photos from the event.