William Raveis event raises money for cancer research

William Raveis Real Estate recently kicked off its annual company-wide fundraiser to support those fighting breast cancer. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the William Raveis Charitable Fund, which was created to support the cause.

Agents and staff of the Milford office will host their third annual “Breast Night Ever” at Stonebridge Restaurant, 5 Daniel Street, Milford, on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets can be pre-purchased at the Milford Raveis office for $10 each or at the door for $15.

The event will feature food, live music from the Rum Runners, special guest emcee Brian Smith, door prizes, a silent auction, and tickets towards the company-wide raffle in December.

The company looks to exceed funds raised in years past; 2014 is also the year that marks the completion of the company’s $750,000 pledge to the University of Connecticut Health Center Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center.

In addition, the company’s pledge of $175,000 was fulfilled for the American Cancer Society’s Patient Navigator Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Hope Lodge in Massachusetts. The William Raveis Charitable Fund has also directed funds to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Massachusetts, the Breast Cancer Alliance in Connecticut, and presented a $100,000 William Raveis Young Investigator Grant to Dr. Maysa Abu-Khalad at Yale University.

Most recently, the company integrated the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center and the Damon Runyon into its portfolio of beneficiaries.

Tickets for the William Raveis raffle can also be purchased through the company’s website at raveis.com. For further information, call 203-876-7507.