BOSTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Both local and national REALTORS® joined together earlier this month to fundraise for REALTORS® running in the Boston Marathon. Representatives from the National, Massachusetts, and Greater Boston Associations of REALTORS® organized "REALTORS® Running for a Cause" on April 6 at Harpoon Brewery in Boston. The event was intended to help REALTORS® meet their fundraising goals in order to participate in the Boston Marathon on this significant year. Many of the REALTORS® were running in the 2013 Boston Marathon when tragedy struck the finish line, and have vowed to finish the race this year.
Bill Manchenton, of Coldwell Banker in Tewksbury, MA is among the REALTORS® running. "Last year, I was on Heartbreak Hill when the explosions occurred on Boylston Street. While I was fine, my wife, son and friends were a block away when it happened. Luckily for them, they were not hurt. Two days after they reopened Boylston, our 15 year old son and I ran the last 8.06 miles to the finish line. This year, I hope to finally cross the finish line in the same day!"
To date, $12,500 was raised for REALTORS® running from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ohio, South Carolina, Nevada, Washington, Texas, California, and Washington DC. The charities that they are running for include the American Medical Athletes Association, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Camp Shiver, Habitat for Humanity, Bay Cove, the Alzheimer's Association, Boston Children's Hospital, Medicines for Humanity, Wounded Warrior Project, the Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, Project 351, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Donations are still being accepted, and commemorative t-shirts are available for sale as well. For more information, please visit www.realtorsrun.com.
SOURCE Greater Boston Association of REALTORS(R)