Rhode Island Fundraiser Doubles Fundraising Efforts in Second Year

Coventry, RI – October 23, 2013 – Real Estate Agent Mark DeCosta of RE/MAX 1st Choice, located at 980 Reservoir Avenue in Cranston, hosted his second annual summer block party fundraising event at his home in Coventry raising $8,000 for Hasbro Children’s Hospital, doubling what he raised at the first annual event in 2012. More than 200 community members and 43 volunteers comprised of friends, family and RE/MAX 1st Choice Associates attended the fundraiser. The Rockin’ Through the Ages event was complete with a raffle, dancing, food and beverages, a bake sale run by his 8 year-old daughter and her friends, and four rock and roll bands played throughout the evening.

“We far exceeded our fundraising goals and expectations at this second annual event,” said DeCosta. “This year’s event was such a success thanks to our volunteers, live bands and hours of planning that we have already started planning next year’s event, which will be held at a large venue and provide the ability to raise even more money for ready Hasbro Children’s Hospital.”

“We are proud of Mark and the impact this fundraiser has made for local children and their families,” said Dan Breault, Executive Vice President and Regional Director of RE/MAX of New England. “At RE/MAX, we are strong proponents of giving back to the community and are beyond thrilled to be supporting such a wonderful organization like Hasbro Children’s Hospital.”

The $8,000 that was raised will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, which provides comfort, treatment and hope to millions of sick children each year.