Coldwell Banker Caine participated in the 2015 Run4Life fundraiser on November 7 and won the Team Participation Award out of 40 teams for the 56 members who helped raise $7,315 for cancer research and survivorship programs.
The Run4Life 5K run and one-mile walk, formerly known as Caine Halter Lungs4Life, is in its eighth year and was founded to honor its namesake, who died at age 45 after a battle with lung cancer despite never being a smoker. “When Caine was diagnosed in 2006, he wanted to create an event to raise awareness and funding for this often overlooked disease. An astounding number of non-smokers and never smokers are now being diagnosed every day.” said Brad Halter, Chairman of Coldwell Banker Caine and brother of Caine Halter.
After raising nearly one million dollars through six years of Lungs4Life events, the Halter family partnered with the Greenville Health System to coordinate the race in 2014. This year, Run4Life raised $125,000—bringing the cumulative total to more than $1,125,000. Funds from the event benefit the Caine Halter Lung Cancer Research Fund, the Greenville Health System Cancer Institute, and the Cancer Society of Greenville County. “Caine would love the fact that the funds are going directly to cancer research and survivorship programs in our own community,” said Brad Halter.
“It means so much to our entire Caine Family to be able to participate in this event that not only supports important cancer research, but also lifts up the family who founded the Caine Company in 1933. Caine Halter was an extremely important asset to our community and our business. It is our pleasure to honor him and his legacy in the Run4Life event each year,” said Stephen Edgerton, President of Coldwell Banker Caine.