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Children's Brain Tumor Foundation Awarded $1,000 Donation from Long Island's Homes By Mara Realty

Nonprofit organization Children's Brain Tumor Foundation receives $1,000 check donation from Long Island's Homes By Mara Realty.

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Syosset, NY - February 5th, 2014 - Realtor Mara Navaretta of Woodbury, NY and her agency, Homes By Mara Realty of Syosset, NY, is keeping the spirit of giving alive in the New Year, recently presenting the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF) with a $1,000.00 check resulting from commissions pooled by Navaretta and participating agents. This donation is the latest among several prior donations Homes By Mara has made to the nonprofit organization since January 2012. The ongoing contributions and support provided by Navaretta and her agency were born out of Navaretta’s inspiration for personal friend Fred Adlman and his wife, Bonnie, who tragically suffered the loss of their daughter Jill in 1990 due to a brain tumor. 

“Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation is an important organization with a very important purpose, providing vital programs and advocacy for the many brave families and children whose lives are impacted by brain tumors,” explains Navaretta. “It is with great pride that Homes By Mara supports Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation as well as the many families and children who are courageously fighting this disease.”                              

Bonnie Adlman, who has become a children’s brain tumor advocate and is an active member of the CBTF Board of Directors since the loss of her daughter, graciously accepted Homes By Mara’s latest contribution. “Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation is touched by Mara and Homes By Mara’s unyielding support over the last two years,” comments Adlman. “Their ongoing help and contributions enable Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation to continue its mission in providing counsel and programs for our families. We hope other businesses will be inspired by Homes By Mara’s efforts, with more and more participating in charitable organizations and causes.”

Since establishing its 2012 reserve fund in which a portion of commissions are regularly designated to CBTF, Homes By Mara has contributed nearly $7,000 to the organization to date, an effort they plan to continue throughout this year and beyond. In addition to donations, Navaretta and her agents have also provided further aid to the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation through participation in CBTF’s various fundraising events.

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 or call 866-228-4673.

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 counsel 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