CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa to Host 7th Annual Altruism Festival to Benefit 24 Local Charities

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Special thanks to Paco Ojeda, Vallarta Lifestyles for posting the information on this special event

Puerto Vallarta Event to Raise Funds for 24 Local Charities 

The CasaMagna Marriott Resort Puerto Vallarta and the American Consular Agency are teaming up to host the  7th  International Festival of Altruism on May 15th, 2011.

The festival will feature a wide range of activities including a food demonstration from more than 40 of Puerto Vallarta’s finest restaurants, live music and dance, and cultural presentations.

(Altruism is selfless concern for the welfare of others. It is a traditional virtue in many cultures and focuses on a motivation to help others or a want to do good without reward.)

The International Festival of Altruism will take place from 6-10 p.m. with an admission price of $300 pesos. All proceeds raised from the festival will be evenly distributed among the 24 benefiting charities which include (AGAPE, Amigos de la Cruz (APERCH), Asociacion Femenil Vallartense, Banco de Alimentos de PV, Biblioteca Los Mangos PV, Biblioteca Rey Nayar (B.B), Centro  Atención al Adulto Mayor-CAIAM, Casa Infantil Mojoneras, Clínica de Rehabilitación Santa Barbara, Club Rotario PV – DIF Vallarta, Comité Ciudades Hermanas Santa Barbara, DIVAC – Discapacitados Vallartenses, Ejército de Salvación, Entre Amigos de San Pancho, Escuela de futbol infantil Pumas Vallarta, Esperanza-Grupo para sobrevivientes de cáncer, Fundación Asistencial Down de PV, Club Internacional de la Amistad-IFC, Manos de Amor por Bahía, Paraíso Felino, PEACE, Proyecto Pitillal busca un amigo, SPCA PV, Toys for Tots – PV Navy League)

Each charity will also be given the opportunity to host a display at the festival to highlight the great impact they are having on Puerto Vallarta.

Among our main sponsors are CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & SPA,  Collage & PV Events, Corona, Clamato & Penafiel Pv, Café des Artistes, CocaCola, Champions Daquiri Dicks, Espresso Ristorante, Esquina de Los Caprichos, Fondants Pasteleria, Four Seasons – Rest. Aramara, Fredy’s Tucan, Hacienda Jalisco,  Kaiser Maximilian, La Palapa, La Leche, Liverpool Restaurant, Los Chatos Pasteleria, Mikado, Outback Steakhouse, OHTLI Spa, Pan & Que, Pepsi, Pie in the Sky, Porto Bello,  River Café,  Grupo Blouet, Toldos Chalita, Thierries Prime, Trattoria Michel, Vista Grill, Charme Pastelería, Fuegos Artificiales Zagal, Instituto Gastronómico Franco Mexicano, Villa Balboa,  O & E Asociados, among others.

Last year, more than 1,600 people attend the event, and raised  $578.400 pesos that was divided equally so each association received $ 24,100 pesos.

The tickets can be purchased with any of the participating charities or at the concierge desk at CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa. For more information please contact Lourdes Bizarro: 226 0048. From the U.S., call 011-52-322 226 0048 or 011-52-322 226 0017.

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The CasaMagna Marriott Resort Puerto Vallarta is committed to being a valued member of the city through supporting various community-based events and fundraisers. The  Funds raised and donated in 2010 by CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta as a part of Spirit to Serve Program to the communities were $270,500 USD. The total of room nights donated in 2010 in support of nonprofit and charity organizations more than  390, the estimated value of donated room nights $98,750 USD, and the number of hotel associates that participated in 2010 community activities were 318.


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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at

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