RYE BROOK — Real estate brokerage Houlihan Lawrence raised a total of $100,000 to support the fight against breast cancer this year through its participation at local walks from Westchester through Dutchess counties.
The firm reprised its role as the largest corporate sponsor of the 25th annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, held Oct. 21 at Manhattanville College in Purchase to increase awareness about breast cancer and raise much-needed funds for innovative research. More than 100 Houlihan Lawrence walkers participated from throughout the company’s offices.
“It’s very much a coordinated company-wide effort each year,” said Liz Battista, a survivor and captain of the Houlihan Lawrence corporate team. “Our office teams even become competitive against each other to see who can raise the most.”
She remarked that many got creative holding events in the weeks leading up to the walk. The Pelham office took advantage of their train station location for a rush-hour bake sale, which raised over $1,000 in a single morning. The Rye team took the title as the highest single-office fundraiser raising over $14,000. The Greenwich office was the top Connecticut office, gathering over $8,000.
Houlihan Lawrence additionally participated in Support Connection’s Support-A-Walk, held at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park, and the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation Walk at James Baird State Park in Dutchess County. The total matches the combined fundraising efforts.