Sanaga-Yong held their annual fundraising event at the MAC Club in SW Portland on Saturday, September 28th, 2021 from 6-10pm PT. Their annual gala, “helps support the lifelong care we provide our rescued chimpanzees and helps us continue the fight to protect chimpanzees, gorillas and other endangered wildlife living in the forest. Our lifesaving chimpanzee rescue and conservation work is all thanks to you! Together we are making a difference!”

To start the evening, Sanaga-Yong had a silent auction that ended with a delicious vegan & vegetarian dinner & dessert. While guests enjoyed their meal Founder and Director Dr. Sheri Speede an shared an update on their chimps, the sanctuary and their conversation efforts of the last year. Following the presentation by Dr. Sheri Speede there was a live auction presented by the dynamic auctioneer Laura Michalek to top the night. It was an exciting event for a wonderful cause. 

“While rescuing and caring for illegally trafficked chimpanzee orphans, SYCR is working to solve the root of the problem through national and international awareness and by working with Cameroon’s Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife to support law enforcement and increase forest protection.” Sanaga-Yong Website

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