CENTERLINE HOMES AND SUSAN G. KOMEN ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR 2013 HOMES FOR THE CURE
ORLANDO, FL – Hoping to duplicate the tremendous success of the inaugural Homes for the Cure promotion, the Central Florida affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Centerline Homes announced plans today for the 2013 Homes for the Cure, which will be held in two locations – Eagle Creek and RedTail Golf Club.
The fundraising event to benefit breast cancer research and education will be held from February 16-24, 2013. Centerline Homes will host the home showcase at both Eagle Creek in southeast Orlando and RedTail in Lake County, between Mount Dora and Sanford.
“In just one year Homes for the Cure became our second largest fundraising event, eclipsed only by our signature event – Race for the Cure,” said Marsha Hall, Executive Director for Susan G. Komen Central Florida. “We look forward to the second annual Homes for the Cure and thank Centerline Homes, Eagle Creek and RedTail for their generous support.”
In February 2012 more than 5,400 people toured the three-home showcase at Eagle Creek, helping to raise more than $85,000 for breast cancer research.
Robert Hutson, president of Centerline’s Central Florida division, said the Homes for the Cure event has become a source of pride for the Centerline staff and the its suppliers.
“So many of us at Centerline Homes and the companies we work with have personally felt the devastating impact of breast cancer in the lives of our families and friends,” Hutson said. “Our partnership with Komen Central Florida allows us to help fund research and assist families in need.”
A $5 admission fee will be charged to the public to tour the showcase homes, with all proceeds going to Susan G. Komen of Central Florida. In addition to the home tours, Centerline and Eagle Creek are hosting a golf tournament to raise additional funds.
“We are working hard to top the $85,000 that was raised for Susan G. Komen in 2012,” Hutson said. “With events in two locations in metro Orlando, we hope to increase the total in 2013.”
Eagle Creek, being developed by Emerson International, is located in southeast Orlando, adjacent to the burgeoning Medical City at Lake Nona, the health care cluster that includes the Sanford-Burnham Research Institute, VA Hospital and Nemours Children’s Hospital, among others. RedTail, being developed by Starwood Land Ventures, is located about 15 minutes from Lake Mary and features a championship golf course and country club.
The Central Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure was established in 1999 and serves nine counties in Central Florida. Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1.9 billion since its inception in 1982.
For more information go to www.HomesForTheCure.com.