Bid 2012 Happy Hearts Love Sharks winners, Amy and Jackson, a warm bon voyage for their deluxe cruise trip to the Galapagos! After almost a year of anticipation, Amy and Jackson are off to claim their grand prize trip sponsored generously by Flight Centre and G Adventures to the world-famous Galapagos islands: home of the blue-footed booby (yes – it’s for reals) and many species of beautiful sharks such as the majestical hammerhead.
A journal entry by Amy dated yesterday April 17, 2013:
Can’t believe it has been almost a year since our Fin Free wedding! Are we dreaming? Tomorrow, we will be setting foot on The Enchanted Islands of the Galapagos to celebrate our first year anniversary! The excitement and joy we feel are indescribable. We know that this trip will always have a special place in our hearts for many years to come.
We feel that going Fin Free and joining the Happy Hearts Love Sharks Wedding Contest 2012 to raise awareness for shark conservation was one of the best decisions we have made. Not only did we create a buzz around our family and friends (even relatives in Hong Kong!) to discuss about the truth behind shark fin products, some of our friends joined us in solidarity by going Fin Free at their own wedding banquets too!
Great thanks to Shark Truth, Flight Centre, G Adventures, and our family and friends for supporting us all the way. We know that if it were not for you, we would not be going to this once-in-a-life-time anniversary adventure! We love you all!
Love, Jackson & Amy
The Happy Hearts Love Sharks contest is a way for couples to take action to protect sharks from shark fin products at one of the most important moment in their lives: their wedding. Spreading the message to all their friends and family, they stand up to showcase that there are other alternatives to shark fin products and ways of looking at how we are generous to our guests. At their wedding alone, they had 230 guests who went Fin Free, adding to our total of 80,000 bowls of shark fin diverted from consumption through this model.
We wish them a truly amazing time on their 1-year anniversrary. We’ll be sharing some media from their sun-filled adventures with you upon their return in two weeks.
Huge shout out to our 2012 lead sponsors for their generous partnership and support in the 2012 contest: Flight Centre and G Adventures. Thank you again to all the couples who participated in last year’s contest – you are all our shark champions. Keep us in mind as your friends tie the knot for 2013 as we prep for this year’s Happy Hearts Love Sharks contest!