Local real estate firm forms team to benefit the MADD Westchester Chapter’s fight to end drunk driving
Larchmont, N.Y. – October 20, 2015 – Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty today announced that the firm recently sponsored and participated in the Lower Hudson Valley “Walk Like MADD” fundraising event, which took place on Sunday, October 18th from 9 AM-1 PM at Rye Playland in Rye, N.Y. The walk was held to honor the memory of Westchester County resident and drunk driving victim Andy Sears and his family. In addition to serving as sponsor, the company also formed a walking team that exceeded their fundraising goal, raising more than $7,000 for the cause.
Walk Like MADD is an annual fundraising event that spreads awareness about the dangers of drunk driving in various communities across the nation. This year, over 60 cities hosted the event, where thousands of participants walked together to support victims and eliminate drunk driving from our roadways. The Lower Hudson Valley chapter included 216 registered walkers, and raised over $46,700, with donations still coming in. The money raised supports MAAD programs in schools for parent and youth organizations, as well as helps support victims of drunk driving.
“The Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty team was proud to be a sponsor of this wonderful event, which unfortunately hits close to home for so many individuals,” said Carolyn Fugere, manager of the firm’s Larchmont brokerage. “We walked to honor the Sears family and all other victims of the senselessness of drunk driving. I thank all participants and donors for their continued support in helping us to exceed our team goal.”
MADD operates in more than 600 communities across the country and has over 1,400 trained victim advocates on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to support victims with both comfort and reliable legal assistance. The organization has been saving lives and serving victims of drunk driving for over 35 years.
For more information on the Lower Hudson Valley “Walk Like MADD” event, please visit its website here. The Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty team is still accepting donations. To contribute to the cause, please visit the firm’s support page here.
About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty
Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $3.3-billion-plus portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 29 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliate globally and the 28th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division. For more information, visit the website at williampitt.com.
Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes approximately 17,000 sales associates located in approximately 800 offices throughout 61 countries and territories.
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