What & When: This fun-filled three-day retreat is open to the public and benefits the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” program. Packages are available for just $200 per person and include a two-night stay on Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Residence Inn Naples.
The retreat begins on Friday, Oct. 9 with a silent auction at the Residence Inn Naples from 7-10 p.m.
Weekend activities include:
To make a reservation, call or email Steven Györkös at 239-659-2309 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why Do We Want to Help?
For the Julian family, owners of Pure Florida, the cause is a personal one. The Julian’s friend and colleague, Barb Frederick, is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The Julian’s first met Frederick on the set of the television show “Survivor” where they all worked on various elements of the reality show’s production. After Barb continued to struggle with her illness, the Julian family recruited Frederick to join Pure Florida’s production company, Pure Image Productions.
“As a breast cancer patient, ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ is very near and dear to my heart. I understand the shock of receiving the diagnosis, the pain of treatment and the flood of emotions that it brings,” said Frederick, vice-president of development for Pure Image Productions. “One day I was having an especially rough day at work and Lance Julian encouraged me to take my lunch aboard the M/V Double Sunshine. At that moment, I finally took time to exhale and to enjoy the dolphins, birds and other wildlife from aboard the cruise – a much needed break during a difficult time. I am eternally grateful.”
All proceeds will go to the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” program at American Cancer Society to finish the fight against breast cancer.
Watch the video below to hear more about Barb’s Story, the inspiration for our PURE PINK event:
The American Cancer Society is helping to save more than 490 lives a day through its commitment to research, education, developing legislation, prevention and early detection. Click for more information about the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” program.