William Raveis Charitable Fund partnered with the Damon Runyon Cancer
Research Foundation to support scientists
SHELTON, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–William Raveis Real Estate hosted its first annual community fundraising
event to benefit the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. The Raveis
Ride + Walk was held in Hingham, Massachusetts at Derby Academy, and
Fairfield, Connecticut at Jennings Beach.
The family and community event included a 25-mile ride, 12-mile ride,
and 5K walk at both venues. The Massachusetts and Connecticut Ride +
Walk events brought together over 550 participants and volunteers and
raised $550,000 in total. 100% of the proceeds went to the Damon Runyon
Cancer Research Foundation.
The Fairfield Ride + Walk was followed by a post-ceremony to honor local
cancer survivors and Damon Runyon scientists who have dedicated their
lives to finding a cure for cancer. Post-event activities followed with
food from Vazzano’s Four Seasons Catering, face painting, music a dunk
tank and a raffle. Children of all ages participated in a 100 yard kid’s
dash on the beach.
In January 2015, William Raveis Real Estate announced the William
Raveis Charitable Fund was broadening its reach to include support
for all types of cancer. William Raveis Real Estate partnered with the
prestigious Damon Runyon Cancer Foundation. The Damon Runyon Cancer
Research Foundation identifies the most brilliant, young cancer
researchers, and provides them with funding to pursue their ideas in
search of new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat all forms of cancer.
“We exceeded even our own expectations in how much we could raise for
Damon Runyon Cancer Research in this first year,” said Meghan Raveis,
Managing Director of the William Raveis Charitable Fund. “This speaks
volumes about the potential for reach that the company has. We will
continue to passionately pursue our efforts to eradicate cancer.”
William Raveis Real Estate has participated in and funded several
organizations, including the American Cancer Society, Beth Israel
Deaconess Medical Center, Hope Lodge, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer
Center and the Normal F. Pfriem Breast Care Center over the years.
The William Raveis Charitable Fund is planning a series of community
events throughout the Northeast to raise awareness about the importance
of cancer research and funds for Damon Runyon.
“The Damon Runyon scientists are making extraordinary steps forward in
understanding how to tackle cancer, and we’re proud to support them with
the money we have raised. Working with Damon Runyon will enable us to
make a difference for those who are affected by cancer now and in the
future,” says Bill Raveis, Chairman and CEO of William Raveis Real
Estate. “They have a unique approach focusing on rising stars capable of
thinking outside-the-box. That’s exactly what we need in cancer
Since 1946, Damon Runyon has invested over $287 million in the best
young minds in the nation. Their alumni include 12 Nobel Laureates and
leaders of major cancer centers across the United States. Many of their
more than 3,460 scientists have gone on to make breakthroughs in the way
we prevent, diagnose and treat many forms of cancer. Additionally, 100%
of the donations to the Damon
Runyon Cancer Research Foundation fund cancer research.
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About the William Raveis Charitable Fund, Inc.
The William Raveis Charitable Fund, Inc. has raised over $2.4 million
since 2004, including more than $2 million for the William Raveis Breast
Cancer Fund, and supporting causes including: the William Raveis-ASC
Patient Navigator Program at the University of Connecticut Health Center
in Farmington, CT; the Patient Navigator Program at Beth Israel
Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA; the Hope Lodge in Boston, MA;
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY.; the Norma
Pfriem Breast Care Center in Fairfield, CT; and the Sandy Hook
Elementary Educational Fund, in Newtown, CT.
About the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
To accelerate breakthroughs, the Damon
Runyon Cancer Research Foundation provides today’s best young
scientists with funding to pursue innovative research. The Foundation
has gained worldwide prominence in cancer research by identifying
outstanding researchers and physician-scientists. Twelve scientists
supported by the Foundation have received the Nobel Prize, and others
are heads of cancer centers and leaders of renowned research programs.
They have made many of past breakthroughs in cancer research and are at
the forefront of the most promising areas of cancer research today.
Since its founding in 1946, Damon Runyon has invested more than $287
million and funded approximately 3,500 scientists. This year, it will
commit over $16 million in new awards to brilliant young investigators.
100% of all donations to the Foundation are used to support scientific
research. Its administrative and fundraising costs are paid from its Damon
Runyon Broadway Tickets Service and endowment. For more information,
William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance
Digital Marketing & Content Manager
Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Meghan McCurdy, 212-455-0504
and Communications Manager