NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS — On Saturday, March 14, 2020, hundreds of cyclists will pedal their way around mainland Eleuthera as part of Ride & Run for Hope, an annual fundraiser that benefits cancer research, education and prevention.
Since the inaugural race in 2006, 3,000 cyclists have participated and more than $3,000,000 has been raised through the generosity of individual and corporate sponsorships. This year marks the seventh consecutive year that Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty has been a sponsor of Ride & Run for Hope and the fourth year in a row that the company has contributed $10,000 as a Yellow Jersey Corporate Sponsor.
“Every year gets better and better with more participants and funds raised,” said Lana Rademaker, Chief Brokerage Officer for Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty. “And for our company, it presents an opportunity for us to get outside of the office with our families and participate as a team.”
Monies raised during Ride & Run for Hope support life-saving programs like The Family Islands Mammogram Screening Program (FIMS) which brings women to New Providence for a free mammogram screening and the Treatment Assistance Fund which provides financial assistance to cancer patients. This year, Ride for Hope and its sister organization, Bahamas Hope Foundation, is also focused on raising additional funds that will be used to rebuild medical and wellness facilities in Abaco and Grand Bahama that sustained damage during Hurricane Dorian.
“The devastation of Hurricane Dorian is still very prevalent in certain parts of these Family Islands,” Rademaker said. “Rebuilding efforts are underway, but financial support for cancer screening and treatment facilities will need financial assistance for years to come until facilities are fully restored.”
Riding and running for the Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty team this year will be Rademaker, along with her two daughters and Nassau estate agent Sarah Chemaly with her son and daughter.
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