William Raveis Real Estate Kicks Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Record Fundraising for The American Cancer Society

Posted by Supriya Anand — October 8, 2012

1349713911SHELTON, CT - William Raveis Real Estate is opening Breast Cancer Awareness month with a bang. In addition to record fundraising at the company’s annual charity golf tournament last month, William Raveis offices will be holding nearly 100 fundraising events throughout the northeast in support of the American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Program, which helps support patients through the emotional, financial and physical stress of breast cancer. To date, William Raveis has raised nearly $1.7 million in support of this important cause.

“I am humbled by the efforts of our company as a whole to support those fighting breast cancer,” said Bill Raveis, Chairman & CEO of William Raveis Real Estate. “We have had a record year thus far and intend to continue this successful trend through year’s end.”

Raveis is referring to the most successful golf tournament the company has ever had, held last month and raising over $20,000. In addition, the firm’s 80 offices are all organizing creative events throughout the northeast to raise funds. Some of the highlights are as follows:

Connecticut

Wednesday, October 10th- Stonebridge Restaurant Breast Cancer Event at Stonebridge Restaurant, 50 Daniel Street, Milford, CT.

Tuesday, October 16th-Farmington Office Breast Cancer Tapas Cooking Class at Barcelona Wine Bar, 971 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT. Cost is $40 per person. Contact rob.saelens@raveis.com.

Friday, October 26th-Zumba for a Cause at Intensity, 490 Westport Avenue, Norwalk, CT. 7:30-9pm. $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Massachusetts

Monday, October 15th, Breast Cancer Event at Terry O’Reilly’s Pub, 45 Union Street, Newton Centre. Tickets are $25 per person (include appetizers and 1 free drink). Live Music, Pink Drinks, Silent Auction and Dancing.

Monday, October 29th Comedy for a Cause, 5:30-9pm at Quan’s Kitchen, 871 Washington Street, Hanover, MA.

Saturday, December 1st- Holiday Bazaar at Back Bay, Boston. The Back Bay office will sell unique holiday gifts and all vendors will donate 10% of their proceeds to the William Raveis Charitable Fund. Contact scott.beane@raveis.com for more information.

New York

Saturday, October 13th, Breast Cancer Raffle tickets to be sold at the high school football game. Email susan.Meters@raveis.com for more information.

In addition to these local events, William Raveis will be leading corporate fundraising initiatives. On Thursday, October 18th, William Raveis will be holding its annual “Breast Night Ever” event from 5-10pm. William Raveis staff will serve as “guest bartenders,” “waiters” and “waitresses.” Every dollar raised will help support The American Cancer Society. Please contact Colleen Kasper at Colleen.Kasper@raveis.com.

For more information on William Raveis’ philanthropic efforts to help those impacted by breast cancer, please visit http://www.raveis.com/charitablefunddoor.asp

About William Raveis Real Estate

William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is one of the top companies in the nation. It was ranked in 2011 by sales volume in Real Trends 500® Magazine as the #1 family-owned real estate company in the Northeast, the 3rd largest family-owned and the 8th largest real estate company in the USA. The innovative firm is known as an “Award-Winning Team,” being nationally recognized as an industry leader in technology, marketing and REALTOR® education. Such recognition includes winning the coveted “Most Innovative Brokerage or Franchise” distinction and placing as a finalist for “Most Innovative Website or Web Service” at Inman News’ 2011 Innovator Awards, held in San Francisco, California. William Raveis’ award-winning website, raveis.com, draws more than 10 million visits annually and includes more than 300,000+ MLS listings in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.

For four consecutive years, William Raveis has also been named as “The Best Real Estate Company” in 2 states* and as a “Best Place to Work” in 2010, 2011 & 2012 by the prestigious Boston Business Journal. William Raveis has also been chosen as the #1 Top Workplace by its employees in 2011 and 2012 in a Fox News/Hartford Courant sponsored poll.

William Raveis Real Estate is a household name in its founding state, CT and is the #1 real estate company in world-renowned Fairfield County. The company entered the Massachusetts marketplace in 2003 and, according to the 2010 closed sales volume in the Multiple Listing Service Pin, is now the largest independent brokerage in that state with 27 offices. William Raveis recently expanded into New York and presently has offices in Rye, Harrison, Katonah, Chappaqua, Tarrytown and Briarcliff Manor in Westchester County and offices in Nyack, Rockland County. The firm has 2,700 highly trained sales professionals and 80 company-owned and affiliate offices in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. For more information, visit raveis.com or blog.raveis.com.

*Commercial Record, 2009, 2010, 2011; Banker & Tradesman, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

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