LAKEWOOD RANCH (October 2, 2023) – For the seventh yr, Neal Communities is sponsoring a group for the Making Strides Towards Breast Most cancers stroll, introduced by the American Most cancers Society. The stroll is a fundraiser, nevertheless it’s additionally a celebration of braveness and hope, uniting these impacted by breast most cancers. It raises lifesaving funds that assist sufferers, survivors, thrivers and caregivers by each step of the journey.
For Raylene Gaines, the chief of the Neal Communities group, collaborating is a ardour. A number of folks near her have been impacted by breast most cancers, together with a detailed pal, her uncle and her mom, Margaret Bovinett. That is her thirteenth yr main a group for the Making Strides Towards Breast Most cancers stroll.
“Early detection saves lives and that’s what that is all about,” stated Gaines. “Getting the phrase out concerning the prevalence of breast most cancers is extremely essential, and I’m very captivated with it as a result of I do know so many individuals who’ve been affected by it.”
Gaines is the workplace supervisor at Charlene Neal PureStyle, The Neal Communities group, known as Constructing Hope with Pink Pleasure, is open to anybody who wish to be part of. Members of the group increase funds individually, and Neal Communities has additionally contributed $3,500 to the trigger. Up to now, the group has raised $5,077 and is working in the direction of a aim of $10,000.
This yr’s stroll will happen on Saturday, October 21, at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, starting at 7:30 a.m. The stroll is noncompetitive, with each a 1-mile and 3-mile possibility, and strollers are welcome. After the stroll, dwell musical leisure and meals vehicles will maintain the celebration going.
“Anybody is welcome to hitch our group,” stated Gaines. “Simply go to www.MakingStridesWalk.org/SarasotaManatee and search for the Neal Communities group. Or begin your individual!”
A part of the enjoyable is seeing the crowds of walkers wearing pink. Some take it a step additional with inventive costumes, together with Gaines’ son Shane. Final yr, he donned an ornamental pink bra over his t-shirt. Gaines stated it’s all the time enjoyable to see what Shane wears, and she or he appreciates his strolling to assist his relations and their battles in opposition to the illness.
Pat Neal, founder and chairman of Neal Communities, often helps the causes which can be essential to workers of Neal Communities and the communities the place the corporate builds. “We’re honored to assist such a worthy trigger in the local people whereas additionally supporting one in every of our workers,” stated Neal. “Raylene Gaines and the remainder of the Constructing Hope with Pink Pleasure group make us proud with their dedication of time and assets to this trigger.”
Up to now, Making Strides Towards Breast Most cancers has raised $245,720 in the direction of a aim of $490,000. Extra walkers and groups are welcome. For extra info on how one can get entangled, go to www.MakingStridesWalk.org/SarasotaManatee.
About Neal Communities
Neal Communities, primarily based in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, is Southwest Florida’s largest and most established domestically owned and operated personal builder. In the course of the firm’s 50-year historical past, it has constructed greater than 20,000 new houses in additional than 90 acclaimed communities from Tampa to Naples. The corporate persistently ranks among the many nation’s prime 100 residence builders and has earned quite a few awards together with the distinguished Builder of the 12 months from Skilled Builder in 2015 and America’s Finest Builder in 2012 from BUILDER Journal. With a core perception that “The place You Stay Issues,” Neal Communities has given greater than $7.75 million to native charities all through Southwest Florida and is dedicated to the communities the place they dwell, work and construct. Firm gross sales in fiscal yr 2022 have been simply over $600 million.
Extra Neal Communities manufacturers embrace Neal Signature Properties, SimplyDwell Properties, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Swimming pools & Spas, Neal Communities Funding and Allegiant Title Professionals. For extra info, go to NealCommunities.com.