A team of real estate agents from the Evanston Office of Koenig & Strey Real Living and other brokerages participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Evanston. The group is among many others that have participated and donated to this worthy cause to help cancer survivors celebrate more birthdays with their loved ones.
The team, named the Rose Warriors, succeeded in their efforts to raise money by nearly tripling their collecting funds from last year and surpassing their $5,000 goal this year. The Koenig & Strey Evanston included agents Sue Salisbury, Candy Corr, Ann Boyle, Bonnie Wilson and Joanne Zolomij.
A former Koenig & Strey Evanston broker, Rose Thomas, inspired the Rose Warriors. Thomas was diagnosed with cancer a year and a half ago, and this year, she and her family were able to participate in the relay by walking around the track most of the evening.
“The support was out of sight,” said a member of the team. “The relay, as well as the Rose Warriors, achieved new records for fundraising.”
The team raised $15,867, and that amount is still increasing; donations can be made until August 31, 2012. The Rose Warriors’ efforts were commended on the Relay for Life website, and it was the top fundraising team for the event by a wide margin.