Sundance Vacations’ Facebook Community Chooses Winner


Wilkes-Barre, Pa (April 23, 2010) – Sundance Vacations today announced that Mark Stobodzian of Scranton, Pennsylvania won a free cruise in the Sundance Vacations’ Spring Break Cruise Giveaway contest. The Spring Break Cruise Giveaway is part of a series of contests by Sundance Vacations to give away six free cruises between April and June to Sundance Vacations’ Facebook Fans.  


“We are shocked and so very excited to have won Sundance Vacations’ Cruise Giveaway contest. Mark has been through a lot these past few years and truly deserves a relaxing vacation,” said Cheryl Stobodzian, Mark’s wife. “Thanks to Sundance Vacations we will be able to take our first vacation in ten years! We couldn’t be more thrilled and thankful for such a wonderful opportunity.”


Mark was nominated by his wife Cheryl, whose admiration and unconditional love for her husband won the hearts of Sundance Vacations’ Facebook community. Mark has diabetes and has suffered numerous health issues over the years, including kidney failure. Luckily, Cheryl was a donor match, and Mark was able to have a kidney transplant in January 2009. To show his appreciation for his wife’s unfailing support, Mark also nominated Cheryl for Sundance Vacations’ Cruise Giveaway without her knowledge.


“Mark is a great example of someone who even in the face of adversity, shows tremendous courage, strength, and most of all, generosity, said John Dowd, President of Sundance Vacations. “Sundance Vacations is happy to be able to give this amazing couple a free cruise where they can relax and share many valuable memories.”


To nominate someone for one of Sundance Vacations’ free cruises, members of the Sundance Vacations’ Facebook community simply submit a photo of their nominee and a brief essay that explains why that person should win. The nomination period will last two-weeks for each contest and Sundance Vacations’ Facebook friends will have one week to vote for the winner of each contest on the Facebook Fan Page.


Each of the six cruise giveaways will have its own theme based on upcoming holidays, including Mother’s Day, Teachers and Nurses Appreciation, Armed Forces Appreciation, and Father’s Day. The second-round of entries – in honor of Mother’s Day – close on April 28th and voting starts on April 29th; so join the Sundance Vacations’ Facebook Fan Page, tell your friends, and enter now to win!


Winners of the Sundance Vacations Cruise Giveaway will receive:

·         Sundance Vacations voucher for a four-day, three-night cruise for two;

·         Cruise leaves from ports in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, or Los Angeles;

·         Round-trip airfare for two (not to exceed $800 total) to port city;

·         One night’s stay in the port city.


Visit for more details about the contest, including rules, dates and information on how to nominate and vote.


About Sundance Vacations:

Sundance Vacations is a national travel company that specializes in wholesale vacation accommodations. The company is headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and maintains offices in six other locations including; Rockaway, NJ; Princeton, NJ; King of Prussia, PA; Harrisburg, PA; Downers Grove, IL, and Brookfield, WI. Sundance Vacations was named “27th Best Place to Work” in Pennsylvania by Best Companies Group, and 17th Best Place to Work in Best Places to Work in Illinois. In 2009 the company was honored as Sales Department of the Year in the 3rd annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Sundance Vacations was also just named one of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America by Inc. 500/5000. Sundance can be found on the web at and on MySpace.

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