Local real estate firm raises funds for the third year in a row to benefit the Connecticut Challenge Center for Survivorship
Southport, Conn. (July 15, 2015) — William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty today announced that the firm is participating in the 11th annual fund-raising bike ride held by the Connecticut Challenge Center for Survivorship, an organization that provides assistance and resources for cancer survivors. 2015 marks the company’s third year supporting the cause, where a new goal has been set to have at least 25 riders participate, and raise more than $25,000.
The cycling event, which includes several routes for riders to choose from ranging from 10 to 100 miles, will be held on July 24 and 25, 2015, with bike rides beginning from the Fairfield County Hunt Club in Westport, Conn. Staff and agents from William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty will raise funds by riding together as “Team Sotheby’s,” as well as by offering donations online. Members of the public can donate as well by visiting the company’s team page here.
Participating members of “Team Sotheby’s” for this year’s challenge include President and CEO of William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty Paul Breunich, President of BLT Paul Kuehner, as well as several brokerage managers, agents and staff members. Last year, the firm had eight riders and raised $7,000 for the cause.
Proceeds from the ride will fund survivorship programs as well as research in exercise, nutrition and community support to help cancer survivors, who typically need follow-up care for long after their treatment ends but often stop receiving support at that time. The Connecticut Challenge Center for Survivorship said that last year’s event raised funds to assist over 54,000 cancer survivors. This year, Giacomo Brancato, a 17-year-old Fairfield High School junior and two-sport standout athlete who was diagnosed with lymphoma, will be riding in the event. Brancato utilizes the center’s support and encouragement to get through his treatment and stay strong.
“The CT Challenge is an important event to so many individuals, families and survivors, impacting many of us on a deeply personal level,” said William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Southport brokerage manager Brad Kimmelman, who is once again serving as the Team Sotheby’s captain. “Some of us ride as survivors or in support of them, while others ride for the courageous battlers who succumbed to cancer and cannot ride with us today. Our company is proud to participate in this inspiring event for the third year in a row, and have the opportunity to help all those who are affected by cancer, whether directly or through a friend or family member. Thank you to everyone who has shown and continues to show their support as we strive to beat our own challenge, and reach this impressive new goal.”
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 26 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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