"24 HOURS OF BOOTY"
The three-mile ?Booty Loop? through Myers Park was the focal point for bicyclists of every stripe this weekend, when more than 1,200 riders raised about $1.25M for cancer research, an event record. The marathon-like event benefits the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the Levine Cancer Institute, and others. (The race is so-named because of its proximity to once all-female Queens University. Not very PC, but we didn't name it.) Among the participants this year was the 34-member Beacon Partners team, a collection of local CRE execs (and spouses), representing a multitude of CRE disciplines. It was only about 100 degrees outside when we shouldered our trusty Olympus and snapped Beacon?s Dan Ward, Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer's Warren Snowdon, his wife Sonya, and flooring company exec Garmon & Co's Scott Garmon. Other participants on the team included reps from CBRE, Heard Ratzlaff Construction, Ranger Construction, Piedmont Properties, Cassidy Turley, and Childress Klein Properties. The Beacon team raised more than $38k, placing fourth overall. Piedmont Properties' Lester Osborn raised $15,425 in contributions by himself.