October 7, 2020

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but it’s much more about wearing a pink ribbon. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Statistics show that approximately one in every eight women (13 percent) in the U.S. will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. That’s why it’s important to us to support women in our community who are diagnosed with breast cancer – and not just in October.

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s shown us that we’re all in this together. Kong Vacation Homes (and Kong Management Group) are Tampa-based businesses, and we love our community. We are proud that our city is home to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute . Dedicated to preventing and curing cancer, Moffitt is ranked as the 11th cancer hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in the state of Florida.

We encourage you to support local breast cancer nonprofit organizations, such as the Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Foundation, and to participate in their fundraising events. Breast cancer nonprofit organizations are reporting a drastic reduction in cancer research funding due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we can help.

Moffitt hosts an annual Miles for Moffitt event to show community support and to raise money for cancer research. This year, the family-friendly event is taking place virtually on October 24, 2020, and you can learn more about it here: https://moffitt.org/give/get-involved/miles-for-moffitt/

The American Cancer Society also hosts a local Making Strides events each year to fund cancer research. The Making Strides Tampa event is planned for October 17, 2020, and will be held virtually: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR?pg=entry&fr;_id=97706

In addition to community involvement, it’s also essential to us that we’re offering services to meet local needs. Two of our Kong Vacation Homes, the Sun Villa and the USF Hideaway, are located in close proximity to Moffitt, offering sanitized, spacious, and private single-family accommodations. If you are dealing with a cancer diagnosis or are caring with a loved one with cancer, you should not need to worry about finding safe, secure housing. Whether you are planning a short trip at Moffitt or a longer stay during your treatment, we are here for you.

As a family owned and operated business, the team at Kong Vacation Homes works every day to offer you exceptional customer service and a safe place to stay. We consider our guests to be an extension of our family, and our property managers are standing by to make sure you have all of the comforts of home, especially while undergoing cancer treatment.

Kathryn, a guest at our Sun Villa property, said, "Great location, great host and very clean and inviting home. We were not on vacation but had to be near Moffitt Cancer Center. This was home away from home where we could all be together as a family. Host has very thoughtful and nice touches. Will definitely stay here if we ever have to return to this area."

Ellen, a guest at our USF Hideaway property, said, “This beautiful, clean, nicely-appointed cottage in a totally quiet neighborhood was my family’s oasis while our father was at Moffitt. Everything is new - doors, windows, plumbing etc. BONUS: a sweet backyard with new privacy fence and sitting area, washer/dryer.”

Doty, another Sun Villa guest, said, "A lovely welcoming home that has been recently totally renovated by someone who knows interior design! Big functional kitchen, living room, dining room, all open for spaciousness. Lots of lighting. New appliances and basic dishes, pots, scissors, and things you need for comfortable stay. We ate the snacks/crackers out of Welcome Basket! Had we needed it, there was shampoo and conditioner and shavers…We visited Busch Gardens (nearly next door)! And Moffitt Cancer Center for consultation was very close nearby. We will try to stay there every time in Tampa."

Kong Vacation Homes are fully furnished and sanitized following local, state, and federal guidelines. It’s our opinion that our cleanliness equals your health, and we take our commitment to you very seriously. Our cleaning crew follows a detailed sanitation checklist, and we also make extra cleaning supplies available to you during your stay.

In addition, all Kong Vacation Homes are smart homes, featuring complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, smart televisions, automated lighting and thermostat, and on-demand maintenance for your comfort. Our properties are also protected by Vivint Smart Home Security Systems , which include a color touchscreen control panel, wireless security sensors that provide home security protection, and optional peripheral network devices, all for your peace of mind.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month – and every month of the year – Kong Vacation Homes is here for you! If you’d like more information about our rental homes, please call 866-499-9026 or email info@kongmanagementgroup.com .