Cassidy Turley 13th Annual Race for Hope DC Raises $2.3 Million

America Idol® David Cook Returns to Support Brain Tumor Research

Published on May 04, 2010

Washington, DC – Cassidy Turley announced today that the Cassidy Turley 13th Annual 5K Run/Walk Race for Hope DC held on Sunday, May 2, 2010 to benefit National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2) raised $2.3 million. More than 11,000 runners, walkers and survivors participated in this year’s event, which is the country’s largest fundraiser for the brain tumor community.

James Cassidy, Senior Vice President of Cassidy Turley; Steve Case, Chairman of the ABC2 Board of Directors; Allison Jones Thomson, Board Chair of NBTS; and Stacey Case, Cofounder of ABC2 presented a check to NBTS and ABC2 for the 2010 Race proceeds at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC at an awards ceremony immediately following the Race.  Mr. Cassidy commented, “Ten years ago after my father was diagnosed with a glioblastoma, Cassidy Turley became involved with this event as the title sponsor.  The first year the company participated we raised $175,000.  This year, after all the dollars are counted, we will have raised $2.3 million.”  Mr. Cassidy added, “It is gratifying to know brain tumor patients are receiving cutting-edge treatment options made possible by research grants supported by the Race for Hope DC.”  Before succumbing to his disease in 2001, Pat Cassidy, cofounder of Cassidy & Pinkard, one of the Cassidy Turley predecessor firms, took great satisfaction in knowing that his company was taking a leadership role in helping to raise funds for brain tumor research.

David Cook, American Idol® winner, participated in the Race for the second year.  During the closing ceremony, Mr. Cook reinforced his message from last year that he plans to continue participating in the Race.  He ran in the Race last year just one day after his brother Adam died of a brain tumor.  Mr. Cook commented, “This race means more to me than I can possibly put into words.”

Founded in 1997 by local volunteers, the Race’s goal is to fund innovative brain tumor research and support for families already affected by this devastating disease. 

About National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS)
National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to improving the lives of all those affected by brain tumors. Through our programs of Patient Services, Research, and Advocacy we empower individuals with comprehensive information, caring support, and direct connections to others; fund transformative research to lead more rapidly to new therapies for adult and pediatric brain tumors, and ultimately to cures; and advocate for brain tumor community. For more information, visit

About Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2)
Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure is a not-for-profit organization with a for-profit mindset and a singular focus – to hasten the cure for brain cancer. ABC2 believes that the entrepreneurial model that has made so many technological innovations possible offers the best hope for developing breakthrough therapies for patients for brain tumors. ABC2 invests in early-stage biotechnology companies and awards grants to renowned brain cancer researchers totaling more than $14 million dollars since 2001. For more information, visit

About Cassidy Turley
Cassidy Turley is leading commercial real estate services provider in the U.S., with 420 million square feet of managed space, 58 locations and $13 billion in completed transactions for 2009. The firms comprising Cassidy Turley include Cassidy & Pinkard Colliers in Washington, DC, Colliers Turley Martin Tucker in the Midwest, Colliers ABR in New York City and Colliers Pinkard in Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh, along with the addition of BT Commercial and CPS in Northern California (formerly affiliated with NAI and CORFAC, respectively), BRE Commercial in Southern California and Phoenix (both formerly affiliated with Grubb & Ellis), Colliers Houston & Co. of New Jersey and Colliers Barry of Wisconsin.  Outside of North America, Cassidy Turley partners with GVA Grimley, the founder and majority shareholder of GVA Worldwide. GVA Worldwide is a global service company with over 2,500 real estate professionals operating in over 85 markets. Collectively, the Cassidy Turley firms have over 360 shareholders.  Through its team of experienced service professionals, Cassidy Turley focuses on the needs of its clients, offering end-to-end services delivered across a full spectrum of commercial real estate including Capital Markets, Corporate Services (which supports more than 25,000 locations), Landlord and Tenant Representation and Property and Project Management. The firm also offers specialty services and industry focused practice groups as well as first class market research. In addition, Cassidy Turley is a leader in assisting clients to create more sustainable workplace environments.  The firm recently ranked in the Top 10 on the Lipsey Co.’s Commercial Real Estate Top Brands Survey. Please visit for more information about the company.

Maureen Wheeler                                                                                                                                  202.463.1138

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