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Cushman & Wakefield's 5th Annual D.C. Chili Cook-Off Raises $78K For Brain Tumor Research

The booths at Cushman & Wakefield Project Development Services' Chili Cook-Off at the Wunder Garten in NoMa

Hundreds of D.C. real estate professionals gathered Saturday for the fifth annual Chili Cook-Off held by Cushman & Wakefield's Mid-Atlantic Project & Development Services team. 

The event raised $78K to benefit Race for Hope D.C., an organization that supports brain tumor research on behalf of the National Brain Tumor Society. That nearly doubled their 2016 fundraising total of $40K. 

Dozens of companies set up tables with their chili, providing free samples to guests and being judged on a variety of factors. The winners were Knoll for best overall, WB Engineers + Consultants for people's choice, OLS Trading for most unique, Palm Facility Services for Picante Pepper, Office Images/All Steel/HNI One for vegetarian and Diversified for team spirit. 

Cushman & Wakefield's Adrian Conforti picking raffle winners at the Chili Cook-Off

The event, held at NoMa's Wunder Garten beer garden, also featured a cornhole tournament. The M Group took home the prize for that competition. 

A series of raffles was held with prizes such as Washington Capitals tickets, a three-month pass to Cyclebar, a 24-inch television and a free Escape Room experience. 

The band Split String Soup playing at Cushman & Wakefield's Chili Cook-Off

Guests were treated to live music from Split String Soup, a band with Cushman & Wakefield's Nate Edwards on guitar and vocals.