by Lisa Sullivan, Digital Media Marketing Director
The Komen NC Triangle to the Coast Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure® brings thousands of people together for one common goal – to raise awareness & funds for Breast Cancer research and a cure. Over the last six years, our Fonville Morisey family has participated in this event because while we help families in our region purchase or sell their homes, we also know some of those families probably have also included someone who has battled breast cancer. Our own Fonville Morisey family isn’t immune to it either as we have had several of our own that can now say they are proud Survivors.
So, once again, in 2014 we gathered all 12 of our offices (Sales and Corporate), rallied the troops so to speak, raised funds and awareness for the efforts of our own Susan G. Komen Triangle affiliate. Some of our offices held various fundraisers throughout the last couple of months – “Cinco de Pinko”, a raffle for a hot air balloon ride, sweets and treats day at a local Wake Forest cupcake shop, wine, dine and give in Chapel Hill, bake sales, and we collectively held a “Rally Day” to keep the momentum going.
When all was said and done the Fonville Morisey team raised OVER $27,000.
We beat last year’s total of $22K.
The top fundraising team in our company-wide competition was our brand new Fonville Morisey Wake Forest office (with honorable mentions to our FM Chapel Hill and FM Lochmere sales offices). The individual who raised the most in donations was Kate Law, also of our FM Wake Forest office.
Then on Saturday, June 14th over 50 Fonville Morisey staff and Sales Associates, some with families, joined the thousands to walk/run on Triangle Komen Race Day. We’ve got a FULL gallery of images on our Facebook Page. Special thanks to BJ Barratt, Vickie Cardin, Leah Cooke, Louise Guemple, Kelly Mathews, Renee Smith, and Karen Turner for sharing their pictures with us!
You can also check out some fabulous photos from BJ Barratt, Sales Associate with Fonville Preston too.
Finally, we put a collection of images (with a video clip provided by Laura Pedersen – thank you!) together in this short video montage as well –
Thanks to all who participated, donated, and raised funds for this very worthy cause. Together, we were able to make a difference in our community!
If you missed out, we hope you will join the Fonville Morisey team next year as we do it all again!