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Hoyt Forms Pearl District Community “Race for the Cure” Team


“PinkPearls” Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Hoyt is proud to join the fight against breast cancer by organizing a community team to participate in the 17th Annual Komen Portland Race for the Cure. Tapping the spirit of the Pearl District, PinkPearls is a neighborhood-wide team dedicated to raising money to support breast cancer research, education and treatment.

“We are encouraging everyone who lives, works, or plays in the Pearl District to join PinkPearls and get involved in this year’s Race for the Cure,” said Marilyn Andersen, Principal Broker at Hoyt Realty Group. “It is an excellent way to support a great cause, get some exercise, and meet neighbors in the community.”

Taking place in hundreds of cities across the United States, the Komen Race for the Cure is an annual run/walk event that celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. The 2007 Komen Portland Race for the Cure will take place on Sunday, September 23 with over 50,000 runners, walkers, and volunteers expected to participate.

“We want to help support those whose lives have been affected by breast cancer,” said Andersen. “With several survivors living among us right here in the Pearl District, we are inspired to do our part in helping to find a cure.”

Following the 5K event, “Race for the Cure” participants and supporters are invited to join Hoyt and the Pearl District Business Association for the First Annual After Party in the Pearl. For more details about this special event, please click here.

Community members who are interested in joining PinkPearls can sign up online at

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was established in 1982 by Nancy Goodman Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan Goodman Komen, who died from breast cancer at the age of 36. Today, the Komen Foundation is an international organization with a network of 75,000 active volunteers working through local Affiliates and events like the Komen Race for the Cure to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease.

Hoyt Street Properties is the Pearl District’s largest development company. The group is responsible for developing the Hoyt Yards community, the urban renewal zone at the heart of the Pearl District. Comprised of twelve distinctive projects to date, Hoyt Yards has become a vibrant multiuse neighborhood and a model for urban planners around the world. Hoyt Realty Group is the leading real estate agency in Portland’s Pearl District. Originally created to market Hoyt Street Properties’ 34-acre Hoyt Yards community, the agency expanded to a full-service brokerage to include new sales and re-sales for the entire Pearl District, the Cultural District, and other areas in Portland.

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