Homes for the Cure helped raise awareness and is now our second largest fundraising event of the year.
-- Misty Maaya, Executive Director of Komen Central Florida
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) April 04, 2012
Homes for the Cure, a showcase of homes sponsored by Centerline Homes and Eagle Creek, raised more than $100,000 for Susan G. Komen Central Florida for breast cancer research and education.
“All of us at Centerline Homes are proud to showcase the innovative designs, new products and energy efficient construction featured in the Homes for the Cure,” said Craig Perry, President of Centerline Homes. “We’re happy that so many people toured the Homes for the Cure. These funds will make a difference for many Central Florida families impacted by breast cancer.”
Perry said plans are now underway for the second annual Homes for the Cure.
“We want to build on this year’s success and make Homes for the Cure a major fundraising event for Komen Central Florida every year,” he said.
“We are amazed at the success of Homes for the Cure in just its first year,” said Misty Maaya, Executive Director of Komen Central Florida. “It helped raise awareness for the Komen organization and is now our second largest fundraising event of the year.”
Homes for the Cure featured three unique homes specifically designed for three generations – Gen X, Gen Y and Baby Boomers. The 9-day showcase at Eagle Creek in southeast Orlando raised funds with a $5 admission fee. In addition, Centerline Homes and Emerson International, the developer of Eagle Creek, each wrote checks for $10,000 to Komen Central Florida.
Centerline Homes, one of the Top 100 Builders in the nation, has operations in South and Central Florida and Charlotte, N.C.
Eagle Creek 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.
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.
Eagle Creek Golf Club is a gated, master-planned community with townhomes, golf villas and single family homes priced from the high $100s to more than $1 million. The community has been designated as a Certified Silver Audubon International Signature Sanctuary that features native Florida landscaping throughout.