William Raveis Raises Over $1.6 Million in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
January 31, 2012
William Raveis recently announced the results of its successful 2011 breast cancer campaign. The William Raveis Charitable Fund, an organization formed by William Raveis devoted to the fight against breast cancer, raised over $131,000 to support this important cause. This resulted in a grand total of over $1.6 million raised in just six years, when this program was first conceived. All proceeds go to The William Raveis American Cancer Society (ACS) Patient Navigator Program at the University of Connecticut and the ACS Patient Navigator Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
William Raveis organized several creative events to spearhead fundraising in 2011. The highly anticipated Annual Breast Cancer Golf Tournament, held in the fall, broke all prior records, raising over $10,000. William Raveis also introduced new events this year, which contributed to the companys overall fundraising goal. They included a Pie in the Face Contest, Wear-Jeans-On-Friday, Zumba and The BREAST Night Ever, hosted by William Raveis staff.
In addition, William Raveis staff and associates sold a significant number of raffle tickets, contributing to overall efforts.
The collective efforts of our sales associates, staff and members of the community in the fight against breast cancer has been nothing short of outstanding, said William Raveis Chairman CEO, Bill Raveis. This year has been particularly successful because we worked very hard to introduce new, creative ways to help support this vital cause. That has resulted in over $1.6 million raised to help the ACS Patient Navigator Program and a positive impact on thousands of patients. I am proud to be a part of a company that is so dedicated to improving the well-being of breast cancer patients and their families.
Including funds raised in 2011, William Raveis will have donated $624,000 to the ACS William Raveis Patient Navigator Program at the UConn Health Center, $111,000 to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center ACS Patient Navigator Program in Boston, $125,000 to fund a research fellowship at Yale University and the remainder of the companys donations has gone to research fellows in conjunction with the Breast Cancer Alliance of Greenwich, UConn research programs and research support at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Massachusetts.
The William Raveis Charitable Fund is already mapping out new ideas to kickoff fundraising later this year. The company intends to keep the public notified of all support efforts via its social media channels-Facebook, Twitter and YouTube- as well as on the very blog you are reading right now.