Coldwell Banker Donates to Swim Across America


Pictured from left is Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage affiliated agent Cristy Fraser and Greenwich/Old Greenwich Branch VP Theresa Hatton.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announced that the company’s Old Greenwich office made a $5,000 donation to Swim Across America Inc. through Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares Foundation, the company’s charitable foundation.

Swim Across America Inc. is a nonprofit organization that raises money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming-related events.

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Old Greenwich sales office began supporting Swim Across America when one of its agent, Cristy Fraser, lost her 20-year old son in February 2017 after battling cancer for ten months.

“Organizations like Swim Across America powerfully impact so many lives, and are committed to helping and supporting families most affected by the devastating toll cancer causes,” said Joe Valvano, president, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y. “As a company dedicated to the communities we serve, it is important to me and the sales associates affiliated with my office to support such a worthy cause.”

Proceeds from the swim will support immunotherapy research at the Swim Across America Laboratory at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, pediatric oncology research at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian and patient services with Cancer Support Team.

With the assistance of hundreds of volunteers, past and current Olympian and corporate sponsors, Swim Across America is subsidizing cutting-edge cancer research, progressive survivorship clinics and the foremost in-patient care and treatment. Swim Across America began as a grassroots organization with events developing organically. Now, those events raise millions of dollars and money raised is still given to local beneficiaries.

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares Foundation is supported by the staff and affiliated sales associates of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Through regular donations, fundraising events and volunteer support, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s affiliated sales associates and staff demonstrate their commitment to unity, hope and vision in the communities of Connecticut and Westchester County.

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