Sell My Timeshare NOW and VacationOwnership.com Supporting Send Me On Vacation and Fight Against Breast Cancer
Monday, October 22, 2012
It seems that every family has had a family member whose life has been impacted by cancer. Can we wipe out this disease in our lifetime? I can’t imagine a more important goal. At Sell My Timeshare NOW and VacationOwnership.com, we are pleased to be able to be a part of the fight, even in a small way, and excited to be affiliated with Send Me On Vacation.
Send Me On Vacation is a 501(c)(3) founded in 2010 by Cathy Backus,VP of Business Development for ICE Gallery, and long time member of the timeshare industry. The goal of Send Me On Vacation is to provide vacation experiences for women who have undergone treatment for breast cancer. Recognizing that a getaway to a peaceful destination and luxurious surroundings can offer just the respite that a woman needs following her treatment, companies in the resort and vacation ownership industry have been stepping up, providing vacation time at beautiful timeshare properties to cancer treatment patients and their family or loved ones. Since its inception in 2010, Send Me On Vacation has been responsible for 18 breast cancer treatment patients having the opportunity to enjoy much needed vacation time.
Bette Publicker is a cancer survivor, now cancer-free, who enjoyed a timeshare vacation through Send Me On Vacation. Since May 2010, Bette has undergone a double mastectomy, six surgeries total, as well as chemotherapy, lymphodemia, hair loss, weight gain, and pain. Bette explains, “Throughout my journey I have made many new friends from breast cancer support groups and I continue to support others who have been affected by this disease. My compassion has grown, and I am constantly trying to give back to others. Yes, breast cancer can be curable but it always leaves us changed! Without help from Send Me On Vacation, such a luxury vacation was out of reach. I was delighted to be selected to receive such a splendid gift!”
You can read our full media release here: Sell My Timeshare NOW and VacationOwnership.com Supporting Fight Against Breast Cancer. And learn about Send Me On Vacation’s upcoming Second Annual Vacation with a Purpose Event, that will be held at the Riviera Maya in Cancun, Mexico, from October 27 to November 3 here: http://sendmeonvacation.org/ See “Events”
There is still time for you to get involved!