Real­tors raise $9K for can­cer, win com­mu­nity ser­vice award

Maryland Independent - - Business -

The South­ern Mary­land As­so­ci­a­tion of Real­tors (SMAR) held its third Bras & Draw­ers Fundraiser Sept. 22 at Mar­tini’s in White Plains.

The pro­ceeds, to­tal­ing over $9,000, will be do­nated to “A Mes­sage of Hope Can­cer Fund,” ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. The evening in­cluded net­work­ing, bal­loon pop prizes and the auc­tion­ing off of bras and draw­ers put on dis­play by mod­els.

The can­cer fund pro­vides di­rect fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance to fam­i­lies fac­ing the mone­tary bur­dens as­so­ci­ated with can­cer.

In ad­di­tion, SMAR was awarded the 2016 C.A.R.E. (Com­mu­nity Ac­tion and Realtor Ex­cel­lence) award by the Mary­land As­so­ci­a­tion of Real­tors on Sept. 13. The award rec­og­nized the South­ern Mary­land group’s Se­cret Santa for Se­niors pro­gram which has been around since 2008. The cam­paign is or­ga­nized each year to pro­vide hol­i­day gifts to those less for­tu­nate se­niors.

The award in­cludes $9,000 in prize money to be dis­trib­uted to lo­cal char­i­ties, which are Char­lotte Hall Vet­er­ans Home, Meals on Wheels for Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s, For­ti­tude Hous­ing of South­ern Mary­land, An­i­mal Shel­ters for Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s, Pa­jama Con­nec­tion and Project Li­nus. This award marks the ninth year SMAR mem­bers have re­ceived it.

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