Syosset, NY - Though the holiday season of giving is now behind of us, Homes By Mara Realty President and Owner Mara Navaretta is keeping the spirit of giving alive year round, setting up a reserve fund within her agency in which a portion of this year's commissions will benefit Children's Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF). Navaretta decided to launch this initiative after being moved by the tragic story of one of her real estate associate's,
Fred Adlman, who suffered the loss of his daughter, Jill, in 1990 due to a brain tumor. Adlman and his wife, Bonnie, have since become active with CBTF, serving on its board and assisting its mission to improve the treatment, quality of life and long term outlook for children with brain and spinal chord tumors.
"Fred and I are grateful to Mara, her corporation and agents for supporting the many children who have been diagnosed with brain tumors, as well as their families," says Bonnie Adlman. "It is uplifting to see a local business stepping out to support a cause that is so near and dear to our hearts. I know Mara's efforts will have a pinwheel effect in building awareness and inspiring other businesses to get more involved with charitable organizations."
To commemorate her new support initiative for CBTF, Navaretta kicked off the New Year with a donation of $500.00 to the Foundation. Further donations resulting from percentage of commissions collected among participating agents will be made on a quarterly basis throughout 2012. Additionally, Navaretta will donate a portion of the agency's annual profits to CBTF at the end of the year. She and her agents are also planning to participate in some of Children's Brain Tumor Foundation's upcoming fundraising events.
"As a mother with a seven year old of my own, I have an innate love and passion for children and am always looking to lend a helping hand to children in need," says Navaretta. "Fred and Bonnie are remarkable individuals. While they have suffered the tragedy of having lost a daughter, I am inspired by their ability to not only live on but also the amazing work they have done in conjunction with Children's Brain Tumor Foundation to help other children whose lives and families are affected by brain tumors. My heart goes out to the children who have been diagnosed with this disease and I am proud to offer my help to Children's Brain Tumor Foundation and the many children and families they serve."
CBTF Executive Director Joe Fay says he is happy to have Homes By Mara among its supporters. "We are delighted to welcome Homes By Mara to the ranks of corporations that support Children's Brain Tumor Foundation," comments Fay. "Because CBTF serves so many families on Long Island, we appreciate a local business that recognizes and supports not only our organization but, more importantly, the families and survivors whom we serve. This horrific, deadly disease can only be conquered by supporters who step forward to help, like Mara and her firm."
Fay adds, "We know that all families, including those affected by children's brain and spinal cord tumors, value businesses that tangibly demonstrate their commitment to issues affecting the communities where they do business. By supporting CBTF, Mara and her agency reinforce that their concern extends not only to their own clients but to the entire Long Island community."
About Children's Brain Tumor Foundation
Founded by dedicated parents, physicians and friends in 1988, Children's Brain Tumor Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life and the long term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy to families and survivors. For more information about Children's Brain Tumor Foundation, please visit www.cbtf.org or call 866-228-4673
About Homes By Mara
Homes By Mara is a boutique real estate agency spearheaded by licensed broker and real estate veteran Mara Navaretta. Featuring a team of highly skilled and trained agents, Homes By Mara specializes in servicing North Shore's residential market on both the selling and buying sectors. Located at 567 Jericho Turnpike in Syosset, NY, the agency offers convenience and a turnkey solution in accommodating all real estate needs by sharing its office space with the law firm, Navaretta & Howard LLP. Navaretta and Howard, LLP has a special focus in real estate law and provides council and representation for all Homes by Mara agents to assure the homeowner receives quick and accurate answers to legal questions that may arise in the course of today's real estate transaction. Also available is a concierge service that consists of recommendations for every trade associated with the real estate industry including movers and contractors. For more information about Homes By Mara, please call 516-364-2500 or visit www.homesbymara.com.
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