Gregg Broujos, Managing Director, David Thor, Principal and Justin Kline, Associate of Colliers International l Pittsburgh, participated in the 2015 Bike MS: Escape to the Lake, an annual fundraising event organized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter. Along with over 1,000 other bike riders, Mr. Broujos, Mr. Thor and Mr. Kline pedaled 150 miles from Western Pennsylvania to Ohio over two days to help raise almost half a million dollars for the battle against multiple sclerosis.
This was the third year Colliers International l Pittsburgh participated in the ride, raising over $17,000 the previous year. For Gregg Broujos, this was his 13th time participating in the ride, supporting his wife and mother-in-law who have been affected by MS.
“The outstanding level of support that we received from the donors, the volunteers, and the communities through which we rode was truly inspiring,” remarked Mr. Thor on the ambiance of the race.
Colliers International | Pittsburgh participated in the ride as part of “The Big EL” team. The Big EL raised the second highest amount of donations totaling $34,481.
“It is through the ongoing and incredible support of riders like Mr. Broujos and companies like Colliers International l Pittsburgh, that help us support people living with MS in our local community,” said Anne Mageras, President of the PA Keystone Chapter. “I am always amazed at the number of riders that join us each year to pedal up the western Pennsylvania hills and to raise critical dollars to fund our local services and our research efforts. We can’t thank Mr. Broujos enough for his long-time commitment to the event and for his passion to put an end to MS, forever.”
Sources: National Geographic Traveler, Financial Times, The Farmers Insurance Group of Companies, Travel + Leisure Magazine, 2011 Mercer Quality of Life Ranking, Politico.com, Allegheny Conference, Washington Post
Whether Pittsburgh is being recognized by Forbes.com as Americas Most Livable City, paid tribute in the Financial Times ft.com Rust Belt video feature for emerging as one of the most robust and dynamic economies in the country, or being honored as the Most Secure Place to Live in the USA by the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies, home to one of the safest airports in the United States by Travel + Leisure Magazine or rated Among Top 50 Cities For Quality of Life Around the World by the 2011 Mercer Quality of Life Ranking, the proof is in the pudding, Pittsburgh is a great place to live, work and play.
“Starting with the great Mayor Richard Caliguiri’s incredible vision of Pittsburgh’s Renaissance plan, Pittsburgh has completely transformed itself from a smoky (but friendly) industrial capital to a world class city featuring an incredible standard of living; constantly-improving natural resources and river landscape; diverse and strengthening economic drivers; and population growth and low unemployment,” said Gregg Broujos, managing director and founding principal at Colliers International | Pittsburgh. “Pittsburgh’s high tech, banking, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing firms, as well as our world-renowned universities, have combined to make our region a premier city.”
Colliers International | Pittsburgh joined the fight against breast cancer on Saturday, October 29th by participating in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, a 5K non-competitive walk held in Pittsburgh’s North Shore.
2011 marks the second year that the American Cancer Society has hosted the event in Pittsburgh. In 1993, the first Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk was held in Boston; the organizers created the event to raise awareness and funds to win the fight against breast cancer.
Jessica Jarosz, Associate, led the Colliers International | Pittsburgh team in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. As team leader, Jessica recruited team members to participate and make donations to help save lives from breast cancer. “Here in the Pittsburgh market, the American Cancer Society, companies such as Colliers International | Pittsburgh, and thousands of cancer survivors and volunteers are thrilled to be holding our very first Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event,” said Jessica. “This will be a start to an annual event for Colliers International | Pittsburgh to raise money for cancer research. It is extremely important that we continue to be involved in our community and support a laudable cause. We are thrilled have been able to take part in this important event, and we are proud to announce that we have exceeded our team goal through our fundraising efforts.”
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In the spirit of community, Colliers International | Pittsburgh is sponsoring a team to raise funds for the 2011 American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk. Last year, Making Strides raised $60 million to help people stay well and get well, to find cures, and fight back against breast cancer and it happened one $10, $25, and $50 donation at a time.
Jessica Jarosz, Associate at Colliers International | Pittsburgh, will lead the Colliers International | Pittsburgh team in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. As team leader, Jessica has recruited team members to participate or make donations to help save lives from breast cancer.