Passions Lead to Awards – Pat Mayer Named Five Star Realtor and American Cancer Society 2019 Hope Award Honoree

Posted on September 16, 2019 By

Although Patricia Mayer, Sea Girt, has many interests in her life, she has two passions. One is being a licensed realtor and the other is supporting the American Cancer Society (ACS).

Mayer, a realtor with Diane Turton Realtors since 2003, specializes in residential real estate in Monmouth and Ocean counties. She finds her heartfelt dedication and commitment to each client extremely satisfying. That mindset resulted in Mayer being named a FIVE STAR REALTOR for nine years in a row and earning a place in the NJ REALTORS® Gold Circle of Excellence Sales Award, an achievement for excellence in salesmanship in the state. Among other awards, Mayer was named Top Producer, Top Salesperson, Top Selling Agent, and Top Listing Agent in the Sea Girt office of Diane Turton for five consecutive years — 2014 through 2018.

But Mayer’s passion is not just real estate. As a cancer survivor since 2008, she is determined to help others and raise funds for cancer research. For her efforts, Mayer received The ACS Hope Award, established three years ago, and presented to a remarkable professional who has shown outstanding dedication to the American Cancer Society and its mission. The Hope honoree exemplifies someone who has not only conquered cancer but has also used his or her experience, as difficult as it was, to help others.

Mayer’s cancer journey began with a misdiagnosis in 2008. Although she received an “all clear,” she knew something was very wrong. Her persistence led to a breast cancer diagnosis and a double mastectomy, followed by chemotherapy.

At an ACS program Look Good, Feel Better, she gained confidence to publicly take off her wig. Inspired by the support and generosity of those in ACS, she has actively participated in ACS’s fundraising efforts ever since, for the past 10 years.

Mayer says, “I am so grateful to have the opportunity to pay it forward by helping others who are living with a cancer diagnosis, as the good people at the American Cancer Society helped me through my own journey. I feel so blessed to have found life-long friends along the way.”

This year the 2019 Golf Classic and Party on the Patio*, a fundraiser for the ACS at the Hollywood Golf Club, Deal, N.J., raised $150,000. Mayer, who was on the golf committee and a volunteer at the Golf Classic, also held a fundraiser at her home the end of August and raised another $2500, bringing the total donation to $152,500.

Mayer is a member of the Leadership Council of the ACS and a proponent for Mary’s Place by The Sea, Ocean Grove, whose mission is to support women during and after cancer treatment. Mayer has served as vice president of the Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce (JSCC) and is a board member of the Women of Irish Heritage Jersey Shore (WOIHJS).

Prior to her career as a real estate professional, Mayer was director of operations at AT&T, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. A graduate of Taylor Business School, Plainfield, N.J., Mayer also attended Rutgers University and Fairleigh Dickinson University, studying human resources.

For more information, contact Pat Mayer at 908-308-9374 or
*The chairwomen for the Golf Classic and Party on the Patio event were Jennifer Noone, financial advisor at The Noone Group at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.; and Frankie Browne, Sales Director, The Atlantic Club, Manasquan

About the American Cancer Society (ACS): ACS attacks cancer from many sides. It offers free rides to treatment, free wigs, a live 24/7 helpline, and free lodging near hospitals. Funds raised for ACS are used for research, education, prevention, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society of Central NJ (2310 Route 34, Suite 1D, Manasquan, 08736 at 732-292-3112.

Since 1979, the event has raised over $6 million and continues to attract prominent participants and corporate sponsors across the Jersey Shore to help the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
More about the Hope Award: The Hope Award honoree is successful in business, but also outstanding in creativity, innovative spirit, and community involvement. Honorees have provided hope for a world without cancer. Hope Awardees have pushed for collaboration and progress within their local communities and have demonstrated their relentless support and dedication to helping others battle the disease. Together we celebrate their hope and acknowledge the impact they are making in attacking cancer from every angle.

More about Pat Mayer: As a licensed, professional realtor, Mayer is a certified Accredited Staging Professional© and recently received her designations for Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) and Seniors Real Estate Specialist Designation (SRES), awarded to realtors qualified to specialize in the age 50+ buyers and sellers markets. She is a member of the Monmouth Ocean Regional REALTORS; both the National and New Jersey Association of Realtors; and the Elite Team of Realtors.

About Diane Turton, Realtors: Diane Turton Realtors, 512 Washington Boulevard, Sea Girt has been led by president and founder Diane Turton since 1985. Diane Turton Realtors provides complete residential and commercial real estate ownership services and support in 16 locations throughout the New Jersey shore. The Corporate Centre, Point Pleasant Beach, is staffed with nearly 425 sales professionals along with a full-time management and support teams. For more information call 732-974-8700 or visit