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For the fifth straight year, The ALS Association presented their CEO Soak in Pittsburgh’s PPG Fountain at Market Square. This “dressed up” version of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge encourages corporate leaders to get soaked with the ice-cold water of PPG’s fountain while raising money to benefit the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the ALS Association.
Colliers Pittsburgh’s very own Gregg Broujos has represented our office several times over the five years that this event has taken place.
“I have participated in three ALS CEO Soak events over the years, and I am amazed at the success in five years in terms of fundraising and participation,” stated Broujos.
Event fundraising and participation continue to rise each year. As of August 31st, the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the ALS Association has raised over $240,000 from the CEO Soak and surrounding fundraising, surpassing their goal of $230,000.
“It’s a testimony to the Pittsburgh Commercial Real Estate Industry to witness, not only the participation but the net result in dollars raised,” said Colliers Pittsburgh Market Leader, John Bilyak. “We are particularly proud of Gregg and his willingness to take one for the Colliers team and very much look forward to his participation again next year.”
The generous donations make it possible for the ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter to provide free services to individuals living with ALS such as: healthcare consultations, educational programs, medical equipment loans, assistive technology loans, transportation, and financial support.
Broujos also has a personal connection to ALS and chooses to participate in the event to pay tribute to a former Commercial Real Estate industry colleague.
“Certainly, there are many worthy causes to support, but ALS is such an awful disease that Colliers wanted to do their part to help those families impacted by ALS, and to honor a CRE colleague, Joe Fryz, who passed away a few years ago from ALS complications, Broujos said.”
Colliers Pittsburgh and Broujos would like to thank those that donated to the fundraiser this year.
“We will continue to support this incredible organization here in Pittsburgh. And we would like to thank everyone who contributed financially this year, and every year.”
For more information or to donate to The ALS Association, please click here.
Every summer, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society holds their MS 150 Bike Ride which is the largest fundraising bike series in the world. According to the National MS Society website, nearly 75,000 cyclists and more than 6,000 teams ride together each year to raise money towards a cure for MS.
For the sixteenth straight year, Colliers International Pittsburgh Regional Principal, Gregg Broujos, participated in the 150 mile bike ride.
For the first time in the event’s history, the ride was virtual this year and gave riders the freedom to choose a trail of their liking. Broujos chose the Great Allegheny Passage from Cumberland, Maryland to Downtown Pittsburgh.
Colliers International Pittsburgh was able to raise just under $20,000 this year and Broujos has raised over $250,000 throughout his sixteen years of participation.
“The support that my family and the Colliers family has received over the years for this event is incredible,” said Broujos, “we cannot thank everyone enough.”
For more information about the MS 150 Bike Ride or to donate, please click here.