9th Annual Palooza Photos

Huge thanks to Anthony Ochoa for taking these amazing images of the 9th annual Palooza!

 

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Thank You ALL for Your Support at the 9th Annual Cruiser Palooza!!

When Cruise suffered a C4 burst while skimboarding on December 16, 2008, causing instant paralysis from the chest down, Cruise’s cousin, Kristi Vick, organized an amazing fundraiser to benefit Cruise 5 weeks later, outside her house, called the Cruiser Palooza. It was tremendously successful thanks to Kristi and friends brainstorming, networking, soliciting, in order to raise funds to help Cruise pay for expenses while on his new path in life, and thanks to the bands who donated their Saturday night and the community members, some of whom the family didn’t even know, who stepped up, showed up and donated from the heart for this local 19 year old kid who’s life had changed forever, in an instant.

Fast forward 8 years to the 9th Annual Cruiser Palooza, now being held at the Delray Playhouse on Lake Ida, with 550 + attendees, still four super bands, still Kristi and her same Palooza gang organizing and soliciting to benefit Cruise and STILL fantastic community members who give their time, energy, love and donate to help defray costs for Cruise not covered by insurance! All we can say is WOW!  and  THANK YOU all!! 

 Soooo many people to thank for the mind boggling support that is so necessary to keep Cruise healthy by going to the specialized gym he attends 5 days a week AND to help pay for his assistant who is by his side 40 hours a week as well, (the family is there for him the balance of the time). Some other costs are copays for Dr visits, night care only 2 nights/week, and other expenses. 

Thank you to Kristi and family for all of your hard work in organizing this event over the last 8 years AND to th ePalooza gang, Stacey McGrath, Liz Bold and Don Nolan for your parts in making this fabulous event happen!! Thank you to Ellie’s Diner for your time, support and catering such wonderful food, Tyler G and Vibes Farm, Fleetwoods, Future Prezidents, and Big Medicine for your time, energy and awesome music!! Thank you NOMAD SURF SHOP for your continued support in constructing the sweet surfboards you make every year with Cruise’s designs! Richwagen’s for the sweet Palooza bike you donate each year!  Thank you to Finnegan’s, The Boston Beer Co, Islamorada Beer Co, and Saltwater Brewery for your kegs of beer!  Thank you to the Beer Guys, Bill McGrath, Robert Miller, Bill Bold and Jimmy Cassidy for your hard work in serving the beer, you worked so hard! Thank you to all the retailers in the area for donating so many silent auction items to help raise funds! 

The Cruiser Palooza has become the best and biggest neighborhood party in Delray Beach, having grown from a grassroots effort for one community member, Cruise Bogle.  Cruise is an amazing 27 year old guy who does not sit idle, he works for MultiVista as the Quality Control manager and goes to the gym every day to strive for more mobility and independence.  Cruise is also very social and enterprising, trying out new ideas for ways to support himself so as to be as independent as possible.  He’s a fun, funny, intelligent entrpreneur who appreciates all of the love and support that comes his way. The Cruiser Palooza allows him a better quality of life, hope and inspiration that he will one day be more physically able and maybe even walk. We cannot thank you enough for supporting him as he navigates this new path and for supporting our whole family.  Without your kindness, generosity and love all of our lives would be very different.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

The Johnston Bogle Family

 

 

 

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Team Cruise Stand Among Friends Emb(race) 2014

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New Click To Care social action site!

This is Cruise Bogle…. a simple step from you, will help raise some funds to help Cruise with expenses not covered by insurance.

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www.caretoclick.com/cruisebogle is a new site where you can shop online as you usually do and pay the regular price for an item and the retailer will donate a portion to In Cruise We Trust, his special needs trust. Just download their browser extension on that page then start shopping!
Thank you for all your support! You are really helping make an impact on Cruise’s life, and ours!

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Making the News Once Again

Sun Sentinel Headline:

P.B. Gardens quarterback’s biggest fan cheers him on from his wheelchair on the sidelines

Senior J.P. Caruso and Cruise Bogle forged an unbreakable bond in the aftermath of a tragic accident

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Click Here to read the full article

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No Matter What, Keep Cruising

A documentary of Cruise’s story is in the works thanks to Bens Hilaire and OTO FILMS.
Check out the trailer below and stay tuned for the full documentary release!

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