Prudential Gary Greene Realtor donates time, money to cancer research

September 07, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
HOUSTON, TX. - Having faced cancer in her own family with her husband’s two-year battle against prostate cancer, Susan Matson put her concern into action when she became a sponsor for the Gleannloch Farms Triathlon. The event was held in honor of Stephanie Johnson, a 38-year-old Spring, TX mother suffering from late-stage stomach cancer.

“The event was for a good cause, and it was something that is near and dear to my heart,” said Matson, a Realtor with Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors’ Champions office who lives in the Gleannloch Farms subdivision.

The August 26 triathlon, held at the Gleannloch Farms Recreation Center, drew 270 adult participants and 100 children. The adult event featured a 200-yard swim, six-mile bike ride and a two-mile run/walk. The triathlon’s distances were adjusted for the children’s race. The race was a USA Triathlon sanctioned event and drew participants and spectators not only from the Houston area but also from other parts of the country.

“It was an unbelievable event,” said Matson, who sponsored a booth providing water bottles and Gatorade. “There were families who competed together and hundreds of people who came out to offer their support.” Matson is grateful that her husband is now in remission and she wants to do what she can to help families who are going through what she knows is a very difficult time. The approximately $47,000 raised will be donated to MD Anderson Cancer Research, and six young families in the area currently in the cancer battle.

Independently owned and operated, Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors became an affiliate of the Prudential Real Estate Network in 2000. Since then, it has earned a host of honors, including, most recently, receiving the company’s eighth consecutive Gibraltar Circle Award, which recognizes the top 50 companies in the Prudential Real Estate Network; and ranking #46 nationally by Real Trends in the Top 100 Brokers by closed transactions in 2006. According to the Houston Association of Realtors Ranking Report through May 2007, the firm has closed more units and dollar volume of sales and has more listings than any other broker in Houston. Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors was founded in Houston in 1963 as Gary Greene, Realtors.