William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance hosted\u00a0the second annual William Raveis Ride + Walk Connecticut, benefiting the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, on Sunday, Oct. 16 at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk. The\u00a0event raised nearly $500,000 for cancer research. Nearly 600 people participated and volunteered in the community fundraising event, which included a 25-mile bike ride, 12-mile ride, 5K walk, a children\u2019s 100-yard dash and family activities. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, which identifies the brightest early-career scientists with innovative research ideas and provides them with funding to pursue new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat all forms of cancer. \u201cIn two years, we have raised nearly $1 million for cancer research which is awesome,\u201d said William Raveis, the CEO and founder of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance. \u201cI want to thank everyone who worked on the event, all the Raveis agents, our family and friends.\u201d Fundraising will continue through Oct. 30 at raveisridewalk.com.