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Del Webb Community Fundraisers Helped Raise More 13,000 to Benefit Susan G. Komen Foundation

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 / Del Webb

Fla. --- Del Webb Communities, hosted “Cook for the Cure” fundraisers recently and helped raise more than $13,840 for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure cancer foundation.

Sean Strickler, vice president of sales of Del Webb, said Del Webb hosted “Cook for the Cure” simultaneously in five Del Webb Florida communities, including  Del Webb Stone Creek in Ocala, Sweetwater by Del Webb in Jacksonville, Riverwood at Nocatee by Del Webb in Ponte Vedra, Del Webb Orlando in Davenport, and Del Webb Southshore Falls in Apollo Beach near Tampa.

Residents contributed donations and bid on silent auction items, Strickler reported.

1,000 Cooks for the Cure is part of Cook for the Cure®, a decade-long partnership between Komen and KitchenAid, which has raised more than $8 million for the cause through the sale of pink cooking products, celebrity chef auctions and grass-roots initiatives. Now, Del Webb is lending its community amenities centers and enlisting enthusiastic residents for the cause. While Cook for the Cure offers ways to support the cause year-round, the goal of this initiative is to enlist 1,000 cooks to host gatherings during these specific dates.

About KitchenAid
Since the introduction of its legendary stand mixer in 1919 and first dishwasher in 1949, KitchenAid has built on the legacy of these icons to create a complete line of products designed for cooks.  Today, the KitchenAid brand offers virtually every essential for the well-equipped kitchen with a collection that includes everything from countertop appliances to cookware, ranges to refrigerators, and whisks to wine cellars.  This year marks the brand's 10th anniversary of Cook for the Cure®, a partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® that has raised over $8
million to help find a cure for breast cancer.   To learn why chefs choose KitchenAid for their homes more than any other brand*, visit www.KitchenAid.com or join us at http://facebook.com/KitchenAid and http://twitter.com/KitchenAidUSA.

About Del Webb
Award-winning Del Webb active adult communities provide an optimum lifestyle at an affordable price for those ages 55 and older, creating an unmatched experience for “retirement.” Del Webb communities began with the original Sun City, which opened outside Phoenix, in 1960 and have grown to include more than 50 communities currently open for new home sales in 21 states. Del Webb is the best-known brand of active adult communities in America and draws on more than 50 years experience of providing residents an engaging life that fulfills their creative, physical, mental and social needs. For more information on Del Webb, see www.delwebb.com.

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.  In 1982 that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure® and Komen 3-Day for the Cure®, we have invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.
* Based on a 2010 survey, KitchenAid was found to be the home kitchen appliance brand chosen most often by members of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.



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