CELEBRATION,FL-(September 21, 2009)- At the young age of 30, Jill Levin heard the news that would change her life. She was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. With the help and support of the American Cancer Society, Jill was able to fight-and win-the battle!
Upon receiving the news from her doctor, Jill went online to find more information about breast cancer and its treatments. She knew she wanted reputable information, and was pleased with the information found on the American Cancer Society’s web site.
“The information on the ACS web site allowed me to talk intelligently with my doctors,” said Jill.
A few days later, Jill underwent a mastectomy. When leaving the hospital the nurse informed her that as part of the discharge process, her surgeon had the nurse fax Jill’s information to the American Cancer Society. Two days later, Jill received a phone call from a volunteer with ACS’s “Reach to Recovery Program”. The volunteer delivered a gift bag to Jill’s home and offered moral support.
“The volunteer made me see the light at the end of the tunnel,” said Jill. “She was leaving my home to meet friends for a game of tennis. I couldn’t believe she was so active! It made me realize that I would get my life back, too!”
Jill underwent eight months of chemotherapy, followed up by radiation. During chemo treatment, Jill made an appointment to visit ACS’s “Gift Room” where she able to pick up prosthesis, wigs, scarves and more at no charge. She also went to an ACS beauty class, “Look Good, Feel Better” with other cancer patients where she learned new skills like how to draw eyebrows and deal with changing skin.
“The room was filled with laughs. I left feeling like a million bucks,” said Jill. “In fact, while there, I almost forgot I had cancer.”
Two weeks after radiation, Jill became an official volunteer of the American Cancer Society by volunteering at a tent at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. Today, ten years later, Jill still volunteers with ACS. She is cancer free and enjoys participating in triathlons and half-marathons.
Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club will raise funds for the American Cancer Society by hosting its 5th annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic on Friday, October 9, 2009
“We are proud of our company’s commitment to community service, and we invite our friends, neighbors and community partners to join us for a fun day of golf and camaraderie in support of this great cause that touches the lives of so many,” said Roger Farwell, President and CEO of Tempus Resorts International, parent company of Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club.
The tournament will feature a four-person scramble format. Registration will begin at 12:00 noon and the scramble starts at 1:00 p.m. A reception including a silent and live auction will round out the day. Tournament fees are $95 per player or $350 per foursome, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. Mystic Dunes Golf Club is located at Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club, 7900 Mystic Dunes Lane, Celebration, FL 34747. Pre-registration for the tournament is required and can be done by visiting www.mysticdunesgolf.com or by calling 407-787-5678 or 866-311-1234.
A limited number of hole sponsorships are available. Hole sponsors receive sign recognition on 1 of 18 holes during the event, positioning on all LeaderBoard presentations throughout the day, and the option to place a promotional item in the tee gift bag. Companies interested in becoming a hole sponsor may contact Keith Bielski at 407-787-5639 or email@example.com.
About Mystic Dunes Golf Club
Mystic Dunes Golf Club, a high-end daily fee course, is open to the public and is located at Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club in Celebration, Florida, which is owned and operated by Tempus Resorts International, Ltd. Designed by Champions Tour player and NBC Golf Analyst Gary Koch, this premier Central Florida course is a par 71, 7,012-yard golfer’s dream. The course is ranked a
4 ½-star facility among Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play”, has been honored as a Course of Distinction among Golfweek’s “Best Resort Courses”, and is ranked #2 among “Orlando’s Top 5 Golf Courses” by TravelGolf.com. Tee times can be booked online at www.mysticdunesgolf.com or by calling the pro shop at 1-866-311-1234 or 407-787-5678.
About Tempus Resorts International, Ltd.
Established in December 1997, Tempus Resorts International, Ltd. is a customer-focused vacation ownership development and management company based in Orlando, Florida. Tempus is a multi-faceted enterprise comprised of ten distinct companies which support its resort and golf development, hospitality operations, and marketing, financial and technology services. Built on a solid foundation of strong and experienced management, industry-leading systems and technology, compelling products, and a diverse team of talented, committed employees, Tempus has delivered memorable vacation experiences to over 650,000 owners and guests. Tempus is an active member of the American Resort Development Association and the Interval International exchange service network, which has designated Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club, Tempus’ flagship Orlando resort, as a “Premier Resort”, its highest level of recognition. Tempus also markets and sells vacation ownership at Dunes Village Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
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