BHHS Nevada supports Bras for Cause event
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties raised more than $10,000 at its inaugural Bras for Cause event, surpassing its fundraising goal by double. The brokerage’s social committee organized the recent event, focusing on raising funds and awareness for breast cancer and its survivors.
Clients, Realtors, friends, family and the public were invited to participate in the breast cancer awareness initiative, which was partnered with Equity Title. Contributions from attendees enabled the event to surpass its initial $5,000 goal, reaching $10,366 in donations. The funds raised were directed toward “Send Me On Vacation,” a local charity dedicated to providing weeklong group vacations to women affected by breast cancer.
“As a mother to a cancer survivor, this cause hits close to home for me,” said Shannon Gaccione, Realtor and social committee member at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties. “I want the public to understand the challenges that survivors face after remission. Many face ongoing medical issues, PTSD and the constant fear of it coming back. Through Bras for Cause, we hope to shed light on survivors’ ongoing struggles and triumphs, inspiring empathy and support within our community.”
A bra auction was the primary fundraising and entertainment event of the evening. Male Realtors modeled bras donated by designers and the audience placed bids on each bra. The event also included a silent auction with 26 donated items.
“The highlight of the evening was the surprise appearance of Leta Daly, one of our office’s breast cancer survivors, who rocked the runway as a model during the bra auction. It was a heartwarming moment and a testament to the strength of survivors,” Gaccione said. “And on top of the incredible moment, we surpassed our fundraising goal by over $5,000! We are eager to plan more events, continuing our support for this cause in the future.”
The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties Social Committee, led by Gaccione, Marian Curcuru, Meli Pulido, Jennifer Breeden, Rebecca Ewing, Rhonda Hubkey and Carlos Cipa, played a crucial role in ensuring the evening’s success.
NAIOP names government affairs coordinator
NAIOP Southern Nevada, an organization representing commercial real estate developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate, recently named Angela Hammond to the newly created position of government affairs coordinator.
Hammond will perform a variety of tasks on behalf of NAIOP Southern Nevada’s Government Affairs Committee to support the organization’s advocacy efforts for its members. She also will help build and monitor the administrative infrastructure that is critical to the success of the chapter.
Prior to joining NAIOP Southern Nevada, the UNLV graduate was the university’s biology laboratory coordinator. She was responsible for managing administrative duties and ensuring the smooth operation of the undergraduate labs at UNLV.
“We’re excited to have Angela join our team,” said Steve Neiger, NAIOP Southern Nevada Government Affairs Committee chairman. “Her enthusiasm and approach will play an integral role in advancing our efforts to strengthen NAIOP and the commercial real estate industry throughout the valley.”