Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Connecticut was the site of William Raveis Real Estate’s second annual Raveis Ride + Walk benefit for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation on Oct. 16th, 2016. The charity event raised $1 million in two years for cancer research.
The family and community benefit, together with a previous Raveis Ride + Walk in Hingham, Massachusetts, on Oct. 1, brought together more than 500 volunteers and participants for the events’ 25-mile ride, 12-mile ride, 5K walk and a 100-yard children’s dash, with a total of $1 million collected in the two years the Raveis Ride + Walk has been held. Donations are being accepted at www.raveisridewalk.com until Oct. 30, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.
“This event is very meaningful and impactful, which is why we’ve had a great turnout,” said Ryan Raveis, president of William Raveis Real Estate. “We are proud to help scientists make great strides towards finding a cure for cancer. Every dollar that is raised during the Raveis Ride + Walk will fund the cancer scientists that have been chosen by Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.”
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. In January 2015, the William Raveis Charitable Fund broadened its reach to include support for all types of cancer, in part, through a partnership with the prestigious Damon Runyon Cancer Foundation, which works to fund cancer researchers in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all forms of cancer.
“Scientists with Damon Runyon are making extraordinary steps forward in understanding how to tackle cancer, and we’re proud to support them with the money we have raised,” said Bill Raveis, chairman and CEO of William Raveis Real Estate. “Working with Damon Runyon will enable us to make a difference for those who are affected by cancer now and in the future. Damon Runyon has a unique approach focusing on rising stars capable of thinking outside-the-box. That’s exactly what we need in cancer research.”
Since 1946, Damon Runyon has invested more than $287 million in the best young minds in the nation. Their alumni include 12 Nobel Laureates, plus leaders of major cancer centers across the United States. Many of the organization’s more than 3,460 scientists have made breakthroughs in the cancer is prevented, diagnosed and treated. Additionally, 100 percent of donations to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation fund cancer research.