Old Palm News

Ribbon cutting unites breast cancer awareness supporters

April 17, 2013

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A ribbon cutting at Old Palm on April 11 showed the Palm Beaches’ compassion and commitment to raising funds for breast cancer awareness and research. The ceremony took place at a home under construction in Old Palm’s Custom Estates, where Dreamstar Custom Homes is building a 9,700-square-foot residence for Michael and Tere Borgia. During construction, many of the contractors and suppliers from the Palm Beach building community are generously discounting their services. Dreamstar then donates this discounted amount to the South Florida affiliate for the Susan B. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Dreamstar’s founder Brett Handler spearheaded the Build for the Cure program in 2010 and raised $45,000 for Susan B. Komen through that effort. His ambitious fundraising goal for this home at Old Palm is $50,000, which will be used for breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs. The sense of camaraderie among the building community is very strong, and he is confident that they will come together to meet this goal for this worthy cause. Having Old Palm’s strong support is also an integral part of the program’s success. When completed, the residence (called Palais de Tere or Palace of Tere in honor of the owner) will feature five bedrooms, six full baths, two half baths, and a library. Beautifully situated on a one-acre home site, the home overlooks the 16th hole of Old Palm’s spectacular Raymond Floyd-designed golf course. The dozens of guests at the ribbon cutting clearly demonstrate the unwavering commitment to the cause by Dreamstar, the Borgias and Old Palm Golf Club. Nevertheless, it’s an on-going fight, as more than 225,000 women were diagnosed with the disease last year, according to the National Cancer Institute.


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