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CoreNet NYC’s Young Leader Committee Raises Money For Breast Cancer Research

November 2018

One of the CoreNet NYC Young Leader Committee’s initiatives over the past several years has been to provide community service opportunities to CoreNet members. This committee has been partnering with other non-profit organizations to serve and make a positive impact in the wider community outside of the corporate real estate industry. This community service initiative now has more than 50 CoreNet members participate in over fifteen community service events throughout the year.

The Young Leader Committee itself is dedicated to serving the educational and networking needs of each member under the age of 35 in the corporate real estate industry by offering professional development, networking and community service opportunities catered to the interests of this age group.

One of the most recent community outreach partnerships has been with The Pink Agenda, an appropriate partnership with the CoreNet Young Leaders Committee as The Pink Agenda focuses on raising funding for breast cancer research and support to other young professionals who are affected by this disease. The Pink Agenda believes that tomorrow’s cure starts with today’s action.

To support increased awareness and help raise funds for The Pink Agenda, the Young Leaders Committee organized a Ride for Charity Event on October 3. The event sold out with close to 50 riders and 21 corporate sponsors resulting in $16,356 raised that will directly support breast cancer research. The ride was an engaging and fun way to raise awareness for this cause and gave attendees an opportunity to focus on their own health and wellness. After the ride, riders caught up with industry colleagues and networked over smoothies and healthy snacks; many remarked it was a welcome atmosphere change from the typical corporate networking over cocktails.  

“The ‘Ride for Breast Cancer Research’ enabled CoreNet to draw attention to a disease that affects the lives of many people,” said Zachary Vaughn, Senior Associate of Enterprise Real Estate Advisory at WeWork. “In addition, it helped educate the younger generation about health risks they need to be aware of and some of the resources for prevention. We look forward to continued involvement with The Pink Agenda and organizations doing similar important work.”

In addition, several members of the CoreNet Young Leaders Committee also attended The Pink Agenda Gala on October 11 to further support this organization and the work they are doing. The Pink Agenda was very thankful for the volunteer hours and work that went into the event to make the ride so successful. The funds raised will cover 327 hours of breast cancer research.

The CoreNet Young Leaders Committee also partners with The Special Olympics and Streetwise Partners to provide opportunities for additional community outreach that is open to the entire CoreNet New York Chapter community to participate in. You can find more information about how to get involved by following this link: https://network.corenetglobal.org/youngleaders/home