SHELTON, Conn., Jan. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The William Raveis Charitable Fund (WRCF) raised more than $519,000 in 2017, and donated 100 percent of those funds to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, an organization that identifies young, talented scientists with bold, innovative ideas about the future of cancer research. The charitable fund is the philanthropic arm of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance (WRRE), which is led by Bill Raveis as Chief Executive Officer, and sons Chris Raveis and Ryan Raveis as Co-Presidents, who, just this week, were recognized by the Swanepoel Power 200 as the 36th most powerful and influential leaders in U.S. residential real estate.

Chris Raveis (Co-President, Willam Raveis Real Estate), Lorraine W. Egan (President & CEO, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation), Bill Raveis (Chairman & CEO, William Raveis Real Estate), Ryan Raveis (Co-President, William Raveis Real Estate), Meghan Raveis (William Raveis Charitable Fund, Managing Director).

“As a company, we’ve always been dedicated to helping our agents and employees stricken by this disease,” said Meghan Raveis, Managing Director of the WRCF. “The scientists we fund believe a cure for cancer is in our lifetimes, and it is this hope and optimism that has lit a fire in the community.”

Over the last three years, Bill Raveis has rallied his company and community around this cause, raising more than $1.5 million for cancer research.  On October 15, more than 700 people participated in the third annual family event, the Raveis Ride + Walk, in Norwalk, Conn, which raised more than $519,000, surpassing the 2016 total.

For Bill Raveis, this event began as a cause very close to home — and his heart. He has witnessed how raising money for innovative cancer research can change people’s lives. His wife, Candy, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia almost four years ago and doctors gave her a prognosis of five months to live. But thanks to a regimen of chemotherapy and new drugs targeting her cancer, she was given a new lease on life and grows stronger every day. 

In addition, WRRE announces that Chris Raveis and Ryan Raveis have been ranked the 36th most powerful real estate leaders on the Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) for 2017/2018. The annual list ranks the leaders and executives in the residential real estate brokerage industry and is published by T3 Sixty, a team of strategic, technological and managerial experts in the industry. 

About William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance
Founded in 1974, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is the No. 1 family-owned real estate company in the Northeast and the No. 8 real estate company in the country, according to REAL Trends. In 2016, William Raveis Real Estate closed over $9 billion in sales and over $10 billion in mortgage transactions. WRRE has 4,000 highly trained sales professionals in 128 offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maine, Vermont and Florida. Raveis.com

 

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