Real Estate Industry Running For A Cause - What is it? How Can You Get Involved?

I want to personally thank every single person that has been involved so far.  I am so impressed with what we have done and the support we have gotten.  I can honestly say that the best gift that I have ever received was to watch a group of people, many who do not even know each other, rally together in support of such a worthy cause; finding a cure for cancer. These people are a special breed, working nights, weekends, and holidays and still manage to find time to train and raise funds.  Some of them have friends or family in the industry and they are just as special and some are just raising money becuase they cannot walk or run.  I love you all!

This was taken directly from our team page and I thought it would make sense for me to put it in a blog as well.  I will try and get another blog together soon, but please forgive me as I try and find the time between training, raising funds, recruting team members and selliing real estate.  Thank you for reading!

Have you ever had a vision of something so important to you and you were not sure how it was going to happen but you knew how much it would mean to you if it did? 

Have you ever had someone you care about be diagnosed with cancer? Have you had to watch them go through treatment and think to yourself, “I wish there was something else I could do to help?”

Have ever made a commitment to do something that would physically and emotionally would change your life forever? Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish I had a few workout buddies that I can train with and that would motivate me to stay in shape despite my busy schedule?”

We would like to invite YOU to join our Team: The Real Estate Industry Team. We are Real Estate Professionals, Attorneys, Contractors. Loan Officers. Title Reps, Stagers, Buyers, Sellers, Renters. We are residents of the community and we have made a promise to ourselves and to our team. TOGETHER we will cross the finish line and TOGETHER we will raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


"Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results."

Andrew Carnegie


On April 10th 2011, with less than 5 months of training with TNT, virtually no prior running experience, wearing 43 ribbons in honor of loved ones affected by cancer, raising more than $8,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, I, Erica Rose Siegel, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson at Exit Kingdom Realty, officially became a marathoner!

After a short recovery from my first marathon, I approached Bill McCartney, Vice-President, Coldwell Banker in Ronkonkoma to help me form Real Estate Industry Team for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, (LLS). Bill had no prior running experience. However in the limited time of us knowing each other I could sense his drive for wanting to help people and genuine passion for Real Estate and he immediately embraced the idea. 

In just a few short weeks since we organized this team, we have heard some of the most extraordinary stories from what have proved to be far from ordinary people. Each of these people has made a commitment to join our team, Real Estate Industry Running For a Cause. Bill and I ask you to please click on the links and read the stories of our Team Members. We would love for YOU to join us or support us in any way possible. 

If you are in the Five Boroughs of NYC or Long Island, you can train personally with us for the NYC Half Marathon on March 18, 2012. If you are outside of this territory, you can sign up for any of the events that your local chapter is participating, train in your hometown and still be a part of our National Industry Team. Use the code RRFAC when registering to receive our discounted registration. Please contact Susanna Messa at 212 376 6743 or for more information. 

If you are not interested in the physical training, but would like to donate, you can make a contribution to any of the participants’ pages. Each of us has a fundraising minimum to get across the finish line and we appreciate any donations. Visit:


We are making history....


““We are very excited to welcome Real Estate Industry Running for a Cause to Team In Training’s (TNT) roster of organized national teams this Spring. This is the first regional industry team of it’s kind and we look forward to working with Erica and Bill on introducing our endurance training program to their peers. This is a unique opportunity for TNT and the real estate community to join forces and inspire their networks to raise funds and awareness for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to cure blood cancers.”

Jason Rice –National Manager, Corporate Team Development 

Please contact my co-captain, Bill McCartney at 516.205.6309 or or myself, at 718.809.7808 or and find us Facebook at Realtors Running For a Cause 2012. 

We want to thank every person that has helped to make our dream a reality. TOGETHER we will train, TOGETHER we will cross that finish line and TOGETHER we will find a cure for cancer!


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