Breast cancer awareness is synonymous with the color pink, symbolizing hope, strength and remembrance.
These attributes are the driving force behind the GoPink! fundraiser in Martin County. Founded over 20 years ago by members of the Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club, the event honors breast cancer survivors and those who have passed away from the disease.
The annual GoPink! golf event and auction took place from February 6th-8th and raised more than $92,000 to benefit the Cleveland Clinic Breast Health Navigator Program in Martin County. The philanthropically funded service provides information, resources and assistance to more than 200 breast cancer patients each year.
The Breast Health Navigator Program supports the mission of the Robert and Carol Weissman Cancer Center at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, specifically for breast cancer research and care. The program is an integral part of the personalized care patients receive at the Weissman Cancer Center at Martin Health, providing guidance and counseling to women planning their future care. It also provides no-cost mammograms and related services to women who do not have health insurance.
Several new community events were added to GoPink! this year, including a pickleball tournament, a “Best in Pink” tennis attire contest, and a “Pink Your Pooch” dog kerchief event at the Dog Park. More than 250 golfers took to the greens for the charity golf tournament, which featured a luncheon, cocktail party, and silent and live auctions.
Photography Credits: Martin County Office of Tourism
Why I Support GoPink!
The GoPink! fundraiser has special meaning for many in the Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club community. Some of the event organizers shared their inspiration for supporting the fundraiser and raising awareness for breast cancer.
“I chair and support GoPink! because I feel everyone has been impacted by breast cancer. My husband’s sister lost her battle at 62 and I had an up-close experience of what it was like, as she lived with us through her last six months. My tribute to her is why I give back. I am hopeful that the funds we raise help women who are unable to afford mammograms and other treatments through the Breast Navigator fund at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health. Our community at Harbour Ridge gives in memory of Emily Crandall, and we hope this keeps her memory alive.” –Becca McCoy
“I lost my mother to breast cancer when I was 25 and she was only 58. I think all we can do is try to provide caring and dignified treatment while people fight their fight. That’s what we are doing for the people in this area.” – Beth Warner
“Supporting the GoPink! the campaign has a lot to do with personal reasons and experience. My mother died from cancer in 1993 and my sister—diagnosed with breast cancer over 30 years ago and then ovarian cancer 4 years ago—just recently passed away in October 2021. What I learned about GoPink! is how very personal it is to the people of Harbour Ridge. There is passion about what was the beginning of the event over 20 years ago, the history of the event and the purpose of the event. It’s really special.” –Val Lesniak
How You Can Help
To make a donation to support the Breast Health Navigator Program at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, please visit the website.
As featured on My Treasure Coast Now website and contributed by Jackie Holfelder, the 4Cs Cookie Competition and Luncheon proved to be a tasteful hit with the Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club Chef winning best tasting cookie.
That bi-annual harbinger of the holidays, The 4Cs (Caring Children Clothing Children) Cookie Competition and Luncheon, took place on Dec. 7 at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club in Palm City amidst a sleigh-full of good cheer!
Chef Daniel Betancourt and Team of Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County, Jacquelyn Cuevas of Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club, Folker Raynolds of Monarch Country Club, Chris Brooks of Willoughby Golf Club, Brian Berger of Miles Grant Country Club, Donna DeAngelis of The Maritimes East and Earl Lewis of Panera Bread offered toothsome treats to the 170 attendees, who each voted for his or her favorite.
Judges Dr. John Millay, Martin County superintendent of schools; Carolyn Timmann, Martin County clerk of the courts; Stacia Losh, 4Cs supporter; Kim Martin of Rehmann; and Missy Noyes, 4Cs board member, had the enviable job of tasting each of the submitted cookies and adding their votes to that of attendees.
Chef Jacquelyn Cuevas of Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club was named winner.
Newly added to the event this year was a Wine and Crystal Raffle, in which each person buying a ticket was assured of winning a bottle of wine or an accessory guaranteed to please any oenophile.
Said Cecilia Lewis, luncheon chair, “When I sit down at this busy time of year to reflect on my blessings, one of the things I’m most grateful for is the chance to be part of 4Cs to help make a difference in the lives of the children of our community.”
Sponsors of the 2021 4Cs Cookie Competition and Luncheon included Baird, The Cohen and Clinton Group, Rehmann, Tony and Stacia Losh, Mike and Judy Tenzyk, Boys and Girls Clubs of Martin County, Britt and Cecilia Lewis, Missy Noyes Premier Realty Group and Abby Smith.
Funds raised at the luncheon support the programs of Caring Children Clothing Children, which provides top quality, gently-used clothing and has an award-winning literacy program to benefit underprivileged children in Martin County – all at no cost.
For more information about 4Cs, visit www.4cmartin.org or call (772) 221-8777.
What has changed for you within the last year—have you become glued to your hand sanitizer, began a fitness journey, or explored a new hobby? From sanitation stations to touchless entries, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed not only the landscape of real estate development but the priorities of buyers and renters as well. As the world has become accustomed to spending copious amounts of time at home, new amenities have redefined private club communities and become essential for homebuyers. Discover what health amenities the Treasure Coast’s Harbour Ridge residents cannot live without in 2021.
After what feels like years spent mostly stuck inside, fresh air and open space have become a necessity for many homebuyer’s searches. The Treasure Coast is surrounded by natural lands and refuges that offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, both near Harbour Ridge and off the beaten path. Trails and parks provide mountain bikers, and both day hikers and backpackers a delightful getaway. For a more tranquil experience, residents can enjoy a cell-phone-free afternoon of birdwatching amid one of the area’s breathtaking wildlife preserves. With three marinas and two miles of pristine shoreline bordering the Club, kayaking, fishing and boating are among the best ways to enjoy the stunning natural landscape of Harbour Ridge as well. Why not lay poolside with a drink in hand too?
The Clubhouse hosts some of the best spots to enjoy St. Lucie River views on the patio and alongside the boardwalk or gather under the stars at one of Harbour Ridge’s fire pits and grills—the possibilities are endless. Our residents aren’t the only ones who get to enjoy waterfront living. The Harbour Ridge dog park features agility courses, fenced and shaded areas, walking trails and water stations for our furry friends of all sizes. Whether looking for a day in the sun, or a space to enjoy a picnic outdoors, Harbour Ridge has something for everyone.
While public gyms have been creative in following social distancing, capacity, and sanitizing guidelines, the future of fitness centers lies in smaller, intimate spaces that offer both privacy and safety. The 22,000-square foot Lakeside Spa, Fitness and Tennis complex offers a full range of cardio and strength equipment including TRX, complemented by Pilates equipment training, personal training and massages. Lakeside is the perfect place to begin your journey of health and fitness. With a series of programs including favorites like Interval Training, Yoga, Spin, Water Aerobics and Body Sculpting, there is something for everyone with health and wellness at the forefront.
For outdoor exercise, Harbour Ridge is home to two 18-hole championship golf courses and offers members full access to renowned golf training and learning programs geared for beginners to advanced players. Each hole provides the perfect mix of stunning views and “playability”. Harbour Ridge’s tennis facilities are second to none. The tennis program is very active with weekly socials, round-robin tournaments, and men’s and women’s tennis team competitions. After teeing up on the green or serving up a game of tennis, cool off in the club’s state-of-the-art lap pool. Like fitness, homebuyers today are drawn to additional health and wellness features like Harbour Ridge’s conscious menus offering mouth-watering salads, juice and energizing smoothies, and amenities that pamper. At the Spa and Salon at Lakeside, residents enjoy European-style spa services with a full complement of treatments available for the entire family.
Those who wish to “go to the office” without leaving home often seek out this option in their social lives too. As a result, private dining rooms and event spaces are becoming more popular in 2021. At Harbour Ridge, residents can enjoy a world-class meal without leaving the Club. The Grille Room offers Sunday brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks in a casual, comfortable setting that encourages easy conversation with impeccable service. The Riverview Dining Room and Eagle’s Nest Lounge boast breathtaking views and elegant dining experiences. For those yearning for a place for family and friends to enjoy live music and cocktails while watching the beautiful sunset colors reflect on the estuary waters, Dockside Pavilion is the spot.
From casual sandwiches after a round of golf to pizza with the family or a gourmet meal on a special occasion, Harbour Ridge has options to suit every appetite. Members also have the benefit of sharing the delectable cuisine of the Club with friends and family at your next party through Harbour Ridge’s catering service. Whether you’re hosting a wedding, corporate event, party at the Club, or gathering at your home, Harbour Ridge will cater events of all sizes, allowing you to simply relax and enjoy.
Come Home to Harbour Ridge
Homebuyer preferences today have changed, but this Treasure Coast private club community’s dedication to health and wellness has not. Harbour Ridge is the very best of waterfront, country club living. An active calendar of events informs resident members of the activities available throughout our community ranging from fishing and golf tournaments to waterfront dinners and multiple shared interest clubs who enjoy birding, cycling, tennis, and more!
Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club is the premier, private waterfront and golf community on Southeast Florida’s Treasure Coast. The “Private by Nature” waterfront location on the St. Lucie River makes for the perfect place to live. To learn more about the unique private club lifestyle offered at Harbour Ridge and the wide variety of residential real estate offerings available, CLICK HERE. We will email you a digital brochure that highlights the amenities and lifestyle of our waterfront community.
As Featured in The Wall Street Journal, Mansion Global, Luxury Homes & Developments. – Driving through the gates of Harbour Ridge, a waterfront community in Palm City, Florida, it’s hard not to feel instantly more relaxed. The picturesque property is part of the region’s Treasure Coast, on the shores of the St. Lucie River, with views straight from a postcard. And it isn’t merely the scenery that washes away worries; it’s Harbour Ridge’s commitment to providing a safe sense of normalcy in unprecedented times.
“When the pandemic hit, many members shared that they felt like life remained mostly unchanged as they were in their ‘safety bubble,'” says Michael J. Salerno, general manager and COO of Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club. “They were still comfortable enjoying life here safely. Seasonal residents stayed longer than they would typically — with staff providing grocery deliveries, an onsite green market, the ability to golf and boat, and a host of other activities.”
As residents return to the property to reconnect with loved ones over the holidays, the staff is doubling down on these comforts with many of their annual festive events in place, albeit altered for safety. For instance, this year’s 5K Turkey Trot will be held virtually.
“We still have our family-friendly outdoor Winter Wonderland event, complete with snow, cookie decorating and pictures with Santa at our riverfront dining venue, Dockside,” Salerno says. “And there’s a holiday boat parade and outdoor tree lighting ceremony for all members and their families to safely enjoy by the riverfront. We are continuing to plan events for the season as best and safely as possible.”
Those remaining physically distant from relatives outside of their immediate household during a time of year when family is everything can still take solace in the warmth of such a close-knit community.
“Our staff gets to know our members, their families and guests,” says Salerno. “They have a service-led heart where they genuinely want to help and provide memories that last a lifetime.”
There are so many things that separate Harbour Ridge from other clubs in the area. The luxurious club lifestyle on the tranquil water of the St. Lucie River combined with resort-style amenities, including the new Lakeside Spa, Fitness & Tennis Club, have made Harbour Ridge a must-see to believe club in South Florida. Residents are able to enjoy this active community and serene surroundings every day, and now, guests of the club can too.
Harbour Ridge’s “Be Our Guest” program is designed to provide you with a taste of the South Florida lifestyle showcase the Club to potential new homeowners. This is the ideal way for you to experience our warm and friendly community and many amenities prior to making any buying decision.
The Be Our Guest program includes:
• Two nights in a beautifully furnished condominium, including living room, two bedrooms, two baths, kitchen, laundry facilities, etc.
• Two rounds of golf for two – the River Ridge course, designed by Pete and P.B. Dye and the Golden Marsh course, designed by Joe Lee, offering championship golf for all playing levels.
• Unlimited tennis for two on our Har-Tru surfaced tennis courts, with four of them lighted for night play. All courts are nestled among a peaceful, tree-lined setting.
• Use of the Fitness Center – enjoy the pleasing view during your vigorous workout. If you wish, our outdoor, heated swimming pool would be the perfect place to retreat after your workout.
• Two lunches for two in our Grille Room where you will enjoy excellent cuisine and breathtaking views.
• A dinner for two that includes a glass of wine or cocktail to complement your dining experience.
• Enjoy the beauty of Harbour Ridge from the St. Lucie River with a tour on our pontoon boat.
One of expert the sales agents will be pleased to provide you with a tour of the available real estate properties. Harbour Ridge is an 885-acre community with 695 residences, offering an extraordinary selection of resale homes and condominiums in 28 uniquely different villages. These homes overlook two picturesque golf courses, acres of wooded, naturally landscaped vistas including scenic Audubon sanctioned nature preserves and spectacular river views.
Tucked away on two miles of waterfront along the North Fork of the St. Lucie River are 98 boat slips on our North, Center and South Docks that will accommodate boats ranging in size from 24 to 60 feet. This is a yachter’s or angler’s dream with deep water and ocean access!
More than just a tropical paradise, Harbour Ridge may be the closest you can come to living in a nature preserve. To learn more about our “Be Our Guest” program at Harbour Ridge, one of Florida’s most prestigious and private waterfront and golf communities, please contact our Membership & Marketing Department at 772.873.6013 or email@example.com.