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Colliers International l Pittsburgh Rides to Fight Multiple Sclerosis

GB DT & JK MS Bike Ride

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.”

Colliers International | Pittsburgh Pedals Together in Support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Race to Anyplace 2013

Michelle Stewart, Race to Anyplace Team Leader

Michelle Stewart, Race to Anyplace Team Leader

In the spirit of community, Colliers International | Pittsburgh teamed up to raise funds for the 13th Annual Race to Anyplace stationary bike race to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Western PA and WV.

Last year, over 80 teams from local businesses, health clubs, and the community raised more than $100,000 to fuel the Society’s mission: to cure blood cancers – leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and Hodgkin’s disease, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. This year, the 13th Annual Race To Anyplace raised more than $120,000 at the event held Saturday February 23, 2013 at the U.S. Steel Tower in downtown Pittsburgh.

Michelle Stewart, Office & Retail Brokerage Specialist at Colliers International | Pittsburgh, lead the Colliers International | Pittsburgh team in the six-hour stationary bike race to generate awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Team members rode continuously from 8 am until 2 pm, in shifts of 15-30 minutes each, pedaling towards a cure for blood cancers. As team leader, Michelle recruited team members to participate or make donations.  Collectively, the team logged approximately 162 miles and was able to raise approximately $600 to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Western PA and WV.

“It was an exciting event that enabled us to work together as a team for an important cause,” said Michelle Stewart. “I’m very proud of the Colliers International | Pittsburgh Race to Anyplace cycling team for the hard work they put in to log miles, and their enthusiasm and support for one another. The camaraderie and positive energy we generated helped drive our momentum to continue to pedal as a team throughout the six hour event.”

View the 2013 Race to Anyplace Event Results.
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Colliers International | Pittsburgh is participating in Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Race to Anyplace

Race to Anyplace

In the spirit of community, Colliers International | Pittsburgh is sponsoring a team to raise funds for the 13th Annual Race to Anyplace stationary bike race to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Western PA and WV.   Last year, over 80 teams from local businesses, health clubs, and the community raised more than $100,000 to fuel the Society’s mission: to cure blood cancers – leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and Hodgkin’s disease, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Michelle Stewart, Office & Retail Brokerage Specialist at Colliers International | Pittsburgh, will lead the Colliers International | Pittsburgh team in the six-hour stationary bike race. Team members will ride continuously from 8 am until 2 pm, in shifts of 15 minutes each, pedaling towards a cure for blood cancers. As team leader, Michelle has recruited team members to participate or make donations.

“Colliers International | Pittsburgh is proud to participate in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Race to Anyplace spinning event and generate awareness and support for this very important cause,” said Michelle Stewart, Office & Retail Brokerage Specialist at Colliers International | Pittsburgh.

The event will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the U.S. Steel Tower in downtown Pittsburgh.
To help the Colliers International | Pittsburgh Race to Anyplace team in raising funds to help support this very special Leukemia & Lymphoma Society event, click here to make a donation.
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Pittsburgh ranked as one of the most generous cities in the United States

Source:  Pittsburgh Business Times

As featured in the Pittsburgh Business Times article, Pittsburgh is one of the most generous cities in the United States, based on a new study provided by Convio.  Pittsburgh ranks 14th on a list ranking charity donations in 2009 among 273 cities with populations of more than 100,000.  The report ranks the cities based on per capita online giving and on the total amount donated online.

Pittsburghers gave $2.7 million, or an average of $63.45 each, in 2009, compared with $2.55 million, or $73.30 each, in 2008.  Despite a drop in average gift size in most cities, more than $284 million was donated by the 273 major cities in 2009, up from nearly $240 million in 2008.  The rankings are based on the more than $921 million in online donations processed by Convio on behalf of thousands of nonprofit organizations during the calendar year 2009.

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