BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Time to break out those paintbrushes to get ready for a party- no experience required. Conquer the mid-week slump this Wednesday, April 20, at Bottle and Bottega in Berkeley Heights, with the Cheetah Conservation Fund. What better way to enjoy an evening with friends and family than painting with a purpose- to save the world's fastest land animal! For more event details and registration, please click here.

Event organizer and Cranford resident Alexa Preucil is a recent graduate of Bucknell University and member of the Cheetah Conservation Fund- New York Chapter. The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), founded in Namibia in 1990, is the global leader in research and conservation of cheetahs, Africa's most endangered big cat! Today, only about 7,000 cheetahs exist in the wild. CCF is dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild through a series of sustainability initiatives and programs. Founder and CEO Dr. Laurie Marker is currently on her Spring Tour around the United States to educate and raise awareness of the plight of the cheetah. Proceeds from the event will be used to continue the successful programs implemented by the organization to ensure the cheetah's long-term survival. 

Bottle and Bottega is hosting this fundraiser for CCF on Wednesday, April 20th, from 7-10PM. The studio is located at 472 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights. Registration is required and can be done HERE, and ticket price includes instruction from a professional artist, all paint supplies, aprons, and a 16x20 take-home canvas! ALL Age and Skill levels are welcome to participate, and guests are free to BYOB Wine or Beer only.  

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Preucil has had a passion for environmental causes and cheetahs from when she was a little girl, and was nicknamed "the cheetah girl" in elementary school. She is thrilled to host her first fundraising event for the organization. In addition to organizing events, Preucil is the Social Media Manager for CCF's Instagram account. Follow the cause at @ccfcheetah for fun facts about the world's fastest land animal, and what they're doing to save them. You can find CCF on Facebook, as well!

For any questions or to learn more about opportunities to support CCF, please contact alexa@cheetah.org