In the famous Seinfeld episode on the holiday of Festivus, George Constanza generously made donations on behalf of his co-workers, in lieu of gifts, to the made-up Human Fund. While that kind of generosity didn’t have much of an impact on his co-workers, Resort Maps Franchise Inc.’s donation to the American Cancer Society on behalf of its franchisees made a significant impression on Resort Maps owners.
“Cancer pretty much touches or has touched everybody’s life in some form or another and the response from our franchise owners to the donation has been overwhelmingly supportive,” said Peter Hans, president of Resort Maps, Inc. “What’s made it rewarding on our end is people not only say thank you but add their own story of how a relative or loved one had cancer and how much a donation like this means to them.”
According to the American Cancer Society, more than an estimated 562,000 deaths were caused by cancer in 2009. That’s a marked improvement over the estimated 570,000 cancer-related deaths in 2005, an improvement that can be directly attributed to cancer research funded by donations from individuals and companies like Resort Maps Franchise, Inc.
“As a company that produces more than 90 customized travel maps across the United States, England, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico, we believe that life is about the journey as much as the end destination,” said Hans. “Cancer has sidetracked far too many people’s journeys, which is why we feel strongly about writing this check.”
To donate or for more information on the American Cancer Society, you can visit www.cancer.org.
About Resort Maps
Headquartered in the Green Mountains of Vermont, Resort Maps has been creating and publishing advertising maps in the northeastern U.S. since 1986. In 1993, Resort Maps expanded its reach by creating a franchise model for distribution of its colorful, hand-drawn maps of resort towns and cities. Today, that network of franchises has grown to over 90 Resort Maps in publication in the US and the UK, with several more in the process of being published. More than 20 million Resort Maps will be printed and distributed in 2009.
For more information on Resort Maps and/or the franchise opportunity, visit www.resortmaps.com or call 802-496-6277.
Resort Maps franchises serve cities and towns in California (Carmel, Monterey), Colorado (Boulder, Breckenridge, Cherry Creek, Colorado Springs, Denver, Eagle River, Estes Park, Fort Collins, Summit County), Delaware (Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach), Florida (Clearwater Beach and Gulf Beaches, Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, New Smyrna Beach, St. Augustine, Tarpon Springs), Georgia (Savannah/Tybee Island), Maine (Bar Harbor/Acadia, Boothbay region, Camden-Rockland, Kennebunkport, Kittery, Portland, York-Ogunquit), , Maryland (Annapolis, Eastern Shore, Ocean City, Solomons Island, St. Mary’s County), Massachusetts (Berkshires, Chatham-Orleans, Falmouth, Hyannis-Yarmouth, Martha’s Vineyard, Newburyport, Plymouth, Sturbridge, Worcester), Michigan (Traverse City), New Hampshire (Franconia/Notch Region, Hampton Beach, Hanover/Lebanon , Keene, Lakes Region, Mount Washington Valley, Portsmouth), New Jersey (Barnegat Bay, Cape May, Hoboken/Jersey City, Hunterdon, Lambertville , Long Beach Island, Ocean Grove, Point Pleasant, Princeton, Sandy Hook), New York ( The Hamptons, Lake George , Lake Placid, Saratoga Springs), North Carolina (Asheville, Brunswick County, Hendersonville , Outer Banks, Salisbury and Rowan County, Sandhills, Wilmington,), Pennsylvania (Bucks County, Chestnut Hill, Delaware River Valley, Gettysburg, The Main Line), Rhode Island (Newport, Providence), South Carolina (Charleston, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach), Tennessee (Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge), and Vermont (Addison County/Brandon, Barre/Montpelier, Burlington, Killington/Rutland, Mad River Valley, Manchester, Mount Snow, Okemo, Smugglers’ Notch, Stowe, Waterbury/Richmond, Woodstock/Quechee) —as well as towns and cities in England (Chicester, Lewes, Windsor), Costa Rica (Escazu and Santa Ana) and Puerto Rico (Vieques, Culebra, San Juan).