Monday, February 08, 2010

Cancer Awareness Events

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.



After dark that evening, hundreds of guests and residents strolled along the streets to enjoy the sight and pay honor to the memorials along the way. Coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies were served up at the Palm Park area. It is so impressive to see the huge group of volunteers who make all this possible under the leadership of our Special Events, Activities, and Kitchen Staff. Hats off to all who participated!!


Saturday morning hundreds of people gathered for the Cancer Walk around Cole Circle. We were all donned with pink and white t-shirts and caps in honor of the event.

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.

The whole event was extremely well organized, planned, and thought out. There were traffic guards at all the cross roads and even two water and juice stops along the route. As we arrived back at our starting point, we were greeted by a very nice lunch of sub sandwiches, delicious salads, and cookies. Thank you, Palm Creek, for a wonderful and memorably successful event.

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