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Residential Department: Helping Hands: November 2010

 

Helping Hands

Professionals making a difference

Name

Amir Syed, president, American Street Mortgage Co.

Project

Fashion show for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Site

Chicago

How

This past May, Syed modeled in a fashion-show fundraiser organized by Chicago real estate broker Jenny Sepulveda to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. American Street's vice president of operations Sharbel Shamoon and mortgage planner Steven Bote also attended the fashion show. The company also donated $1,000, Syed said.

Nicholas Joseph and M.GO Fashion Salon provided the modeled attire, Sepulveda said.

Why Sepulveda invited American Street to take part in the fashion show, which was a fundraiser to support her involvement in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Illinois Man & Woman of the Year. Participants in the annual event raise money for blood-cancer research. The man and woman who raise the most money during the annual 10-week campaign earn the Man & Woman of the Year titles.

American Street backed Sepulveda's campaign in response to her "passion and zeal for charity," Syed said.

"She really went above and beyond to organize a terrific event," he said. "It was a tremendous success."

Each dollar raised at the fashion show counted as a vote for Sepulveda as Illinois Woman of the Year.

Impact

Although Sepulveda didn't claim the Woman of the Year title, she raised more than $17,000 at the fashion show and more than $30,000 overall, she said. All proceeds benefited The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's fight against blood cancer.

Try it

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: leukemia-lymphoma.org

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year: mwoy.org

To share your company’s story, e-mail helpinghands@scotsmanguide.com.


 

Darrick Meneken was an associate editor at Scotsman Guide. For questions on this article, call (800)297-6061 or e-mail articles@scotsmanguide.com.

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