The resort has been a blur of activity this week to support the annual Cancer Awareness week. There were tennis tournaments and golf outings and pickleball, shuffleboard, and horseshoe events. Friday night was the lighting of over 4000 luminaries that lined the entry streets to the resort and all throughout the clubhouse area. It was beautiful. I took a casual stroll along hundreds of the luminary bags that were hand decorated and/or dedicated to loved ones who have crossed paths with cancer. Science has made some great strides in the battle against this disease, but here's hoping that we'll soon have a cure.
We started out with a color guard presentation of flags, pledge of allegiance, national anthem, and a prayer for all the victims and cancer survivors. Bob Hernick was deservedly the Grand Marshal of the parade as he personally earned over $8,000 for the cancer fund. Congratulations, Bob! Cancer survivors were honored by wearing red t-shirts and many received warm hugs of support and friendship that morning.