August 29, 2008 // Franchising.com // Morris Plains, N.J. – Weichert, Realtors announced today that it raised $60,000 for the American Cancer Society during its eight annual charity golf event and banquet. The funds will benefit the American Cancer Society and breast cancer research. Weichert, Realtors has donated approximately $300,000 since the inception of the annual fundraiser.
"We are extremely proud to be able to support the American Cancer Society," said Jacelyn Botti, Head of Residential Sales for Weichert, Realtors. "Our annual golf outing is just one of the many ways in which Weichert, Realtors tries to give back to the communities we serve."
The Weichert, Realtors Golf Outing was held at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, N.J. Nearly 200 golfers participated in the event which included a buffet luncheon, 18-hole golf tournament and post-tournament awards banquet and auction. Additionally, golf merchandise, gift certificates and flat screen TVs were among the many prizes raffled off to attendees of the event.
Numerous companies and organizations sponsored Weichert's charity golf outing. Among them were Sapphire Sponsors Industry Retail Group, Inc., Weichert Insurance, and Merrill Lynch; Platinum Sponsor Mortgage Industry Advisory Corporation; and Gold Sponsors PricewaterhouseCoopers and Freddie Mac.
"On behalf of Weichert, Realtors, I would like to thank everyone who attended and supported the event," said Botti. "Breast Cancer is something far too many women deal with on a regular basis. Hopefully, through events such as this, we can one day find a cure to this devastating disease."
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. For more information on the American Cancer Society, please visit www.cancer.org.
Weichert has nearly 18,000 sales associates in more than 500 company-owned and franchised sales offices in key markets throughout the U.S. A family of full-service real estate and financial services companies, Weichert helps customers buy and sell both residential and commercial real estate, and streamlines the delivery of mortgages and home and title insurance. For more information, Weichert's customer service center can be reached at 1-800-USA-SOLD or at Weichert's Web site, www.weichert.com. Each Weichert franchised office is independently owned and operated.