ROSS Companies Participates in the CFF’s Great Strides Walk
May 28, 2014
Bethesda, MD – For the second year in a row, ROSS Companies is proud to be a supporter and participant in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s (CFF) Great Strides Walk, which was held on May 4 in Alexandria, VA and on May 14 in Bethesda, MD. With more than $4000 in donations raised for the foundation, eighteen of ROSS Companies’ team members walked in the Great Strides event in hopes of helping to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Elaine De Lude, Chief Marketing Officer of ROSS Companies, says, “Helping bring awareness and raising funds for foundations such as CFF is very important to the firm. ROSS Companies is happy to participate and give back to the community. The Great Strides Walk is not only a great way to show our support for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, but it provides an opportunity to help come a step closer to finding a cure and adding more tomorrows today by extending someone’s life.”
Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food. The Bethesda-based Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was founded in 1955 and is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. To learn more about Cystic Fibrosis and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, visit CFF.org.
ROSS Companies, founded in 1983 in Bethesda, MD, is a recognized leader in multi-family acquisitions and investment, development, property management and renovation. With more than 11,000 apartment homes in its portfolio, the company is one of the most active multifamily real estate firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. ROSS Companies is comprised of three affiliates – ROSS Development & Investment, ROSS Management Services and ROSS Renovation & Construction. ROSS Development & Investment is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and ROSS Management Services, which manages 28 apartment communities in and around the Washington, DC metro area, is celebrating 25 years in business. For more information about ROSS Companies, visit TheRossCompanies.com.