NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS - On Saturday, March 10, 2018, cyclists from around the country will descend upon Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera, to participate in Ride for Hope with one goal in mind: eradicate cancer in The Bahamas.
Now in its 11th year, the annual fundraiser offers outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to bike 100 miles around the stunningly beautiful island of Eleuthera, all while raising money to assist Bahamians in the fight against cancer. To date, the event has raised an estimated $3,000,000 through the generosity of individual and corporate sponsorships. This year marks the sixth consecutive year that Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty has been a sponsor of Ride for Hope and the third year in a row that the company has contributed $10,000 as a Yellow Jersey Corporate Sponsor.
“Helping fight cancer is important to me because my mother and sister both died of cancer at a young age,” said George Damianos, President of Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty. “I respect the energy and time all of the volunteers pour into the event, and appreciate every effort put forth by the Holowesko family to make this such a successful fundraiser. Without exception, every dollar raised by participants is applied to the program.”
Riding for the Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty team this year will be Vice President Lana Rademaker, along with her husband and two daughters, Harbour Island agent James Malcolm, Nassau agent Ashley Brown and fellow riders Misty Claridge, Keith Cox and Kathy Johnston.
A primary goal of this year’s ride will be to increase the Medical Assistance Fund which assists the Cancer Society in paying off the mortgage that financed the building of the acclaimed Cancer Care Centre on Collins Avenue in Nassau and is also paying for the completion of the organization’s Eleuthera headquarters. The same fund also helps maintain the Treatment Assistance Fund, which supports cancer patients with their treatment costs through financial grants.
“The sheer cost of living with cancer is debilitating, if not completely devastating, to nearly every Bahamian family that cancer touches,” Damianos said. “Every single cent that is raised through Ride for Hope will directly benefit someone you know, whether it’s a family member, friend or colleague.”
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Pictured: Keeping Hope Alive. Lana Rademaker, co-owner and Vice President of Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty, participated in the 2017 Ride for Hope in Eleuthera marking the 10th anniversary of the fundraiser which garnered more than $550,000 to support treatment for cancer patients throughout The Bahamas.
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Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty has 11 offices located throughout the islands of the Bahamas, providing unsurpassed market knowledge of Abaco, Eleuthera, Exuma, Nassau, Paradise Island, Ocean Club Estates, Lyford Cay, Old Fort Bay and Private Islands. Head office 75 Shirley Street, Nassau. For additional information, please contact 242-322-2035 or info.Bahamas@SIR.com.