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Mara Navaretta & Homes By Mara Realty Kick Off Season of Giving with Children's Brain Tumor Foundation Donation

Written by Allison Gayne  |  04. December 2014

Syosset, NY – December 3, 2014 – Kicking off the season of giving, Woodbury resident Mara Navaretta, President and Owner of Homes By Mara Realty of Syosset has donated to Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF) $1,500.00. Resulting from commissions pooled by Navaretta and several participating agents at her agency, this donation represents the latest among several since January 2012 that Navaretta and her agency have made to the nonprofit organization.

Navaretta first made her commitment to support CBTF and its many families who have children with brain tumors after being inspired by personal friend Fred Adlman and his wife, Bonnie, who tragically lost their daughter Jill in 1990 to a brain tumor. “It is so humbling and gratifying to be able to lend our continued support for Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation and the many brave families it serves,” says Navaratta, who has a 10-year-old daughter. “Being a parent myself, I have a great respect and admiration for the many families out there with children diagnosed with brain tumors who wake up each day showing such tremendous hope, strength and courage,” says Navaretta. “Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation is a vital resource for helping families sustain that hope, strength and courage, which is why it is with great pride and honor that we at Homes By Mara stand by this organization and continue to invest in its important mission.”

Bonnie Adlman, who since the loss of her daughter has become a children’s brain tumor advocate and an active member of the CBTF Board of Directors, visited Homes By Mara with her husband Fred, to accept Navaretta’s and her agency’s latest contribution. “We are extremely grateful and honored that Mara and her agency have taken Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation and its mission so much to heart and under their wing,” she says. “We applaud Mara’s and her agents’ incredible loyalty in helping to campaign Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation’s cause for those children and families affected by this disease. Their unyielding commitment and support is an inspiration for all of us and it is our hope that other business professionals will be inspired to follow suit in supporting other charitable causes like ours that may be near and dear to their hearts.”

CBTF is also grateful for Navaratta’s and Homes By Mara’s continuous support. "Since our inception over 25 years ago, Children's Brain Tumor Foundation has committed to ensuring that no parent or child across our nation ever walks this challenging path alone,” says CBTF Chairman Robert Budlow. “We offer hope and help to families through their entire journey.  Financial support from such caring individuals and companies like Mara, her agents and Homes by Mara Realty make our mission a reality. We are deeply grateful for their continued generosity."

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 the website 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 the website.

Pictured Above: Homes By Mara Realty President Mara Navaretta (center) is joined by her husband John Navaretta, Homes By Mara CEO and General Counsel, and their daughter Sabrina Navaretta (first and second from left, respectively) while proudly presenting to Bonnie Adlman, Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation Board of Directors, and her husband Fred Adlman (fourth and fifth from left, respectively) a $1,500 check contribution resulting from commissions pooled by Navaretta and several participating agents at her agency.  This donation is one of several since January 2012 that Navaretta and participating agents have made in support of Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation and its mission to improve the treatment, quality of life and long term outlook for children with brain and spinal chord tumors.

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