As reported by Connecticut Plus, May 19, 2011.

William Raveis Raises Close to $1.5 Million

By William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance

Last month, William Raveis Real Estate presented a check for $153,000 to members of the William Raveis American Cancer Society (ACS) Patient Navigator Program at the University of Connecticut Health Center and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medial Center Patient Navigator Program in Boston, Massachusetts in support of those fighting breast cancer. Active fundraising company-wide has brought total contributions by William Raveis to nearly $1.5 million dollars to help fight this widespread disease.

Attendees to this special event included, from the William Raveis ACS Navigator Program at UConn, Nancy Baccaro, Registered Nurse at the UConn Health Center and Pam Nixon, Head Patient Navigator for the UConn Navigator Program. From Beth Israel Deaconess, Ana Marin, Head Patient Navigator for the Beth Israel Navigator Program and Christopher Thomas, Senior Vice President for Leadership Giving for the ACS, were in attendance. These individuals discussed William Raveis’ fundraising as a catalyst for several breast cancer initiatives within their respective programs. This includes the Look Good, Feel Better Program, where female patients are given tips on facing adverse reactions from chemotherapy and the Man to Man program, which is a similar initiative for male patients.

William Raveis sales associates and staff participated in a 3 month long raffle to support and raise funds for the ACS Patient Navigator Programs in CT and MA. In addition, the company organized annual William Raveis Breast Cancer Golf Tournaments at Oxford Greens in Oxford, CT and Nashawtuc County Club in Concord, MA.

“The collective efforts of our sales associates, staff and members of the community in the fight against breast cancer has been nothing short of outstanding,” said William Raveis Chairman & CEO, Bill Raveis. “In just 6 short years, we have been able to raise close to $1.5 million dollars to support this important ACS initiative and positively impact the lives of thousands of breast cancer patients. My greatest thanks to everyone who has been a part of this endeavor.”

William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is one of the top companies in the nation. It was recently ranked in 2010 by sales volume in RisMedia’s Real Estate® Magazine as the #1 family-owned real estate company in the Northeast and the 9th largest real estate company in the USA. The innovative firm is nationally recognized as an industry leader in technology, marketing and REALTOR® education. Its award-winning website, raveis.com, draws more than 10 million visits annually and includes more than 300,000+ MLS listings in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.