Realtors Taking On The Battle Against Cancer

Realtors Taking On The Battle Against Cancer
Crye-Leike Blue Skies Realtors have formed a task force calling themselves Crye-Leike Cancer Crushers hoping to raise lots of money for the American Cancer Society?s ?Relay For Life? Fundraiser.

JACKSON, TN., – Realtors know the importance of teamwork. Each transaction demands the involvement and cooperation of dozens of people to have a successful property sale or purchase. That work experience and a genuine spirit to give back to the community has motivated a group of local Realtors to launch their 1st annual 5K Run/Walk to benefit the American Cancer Society.


“We’ve formed a task force in our office and call ourselves the “Crye-Leike Cancer Crushers” which came pretty naturally to most of us,” said Neill Bartlett, a Realtor with Crye-Leike Blue Skies Real Estate. “Many of us, if not all of us have been affected by this dreaded disease and in the past year I lost both my father and uncle to cancer.”


Bartlett’s desire, to turn his personal experience into something positive, led him and others at Blue Skies to get behind the Run/Walk. All the money they raise will go towards the American Cancer Society’s annual ?Relay For Life’ fundraiser.


“This event makes perfect sense since for many years the Central West Tennessee Association of Realtors (CWTAR) has been a long-standing partner and fundraiser for the Relay For Life which funds cancer research and support services for those battling the disease and their families,” said Bartlett.  “If one person can make a difference then there’s no telling what an entire office of Realtors can do.”


Bartlett believes in the power of fundraisers to offer both a sense of hope for those waging the fight to beat cancer and to generate money to pay for the often expensive treatments and services.


“A very good client of our office and a personal friend of mine was diagnosed with colon cancer last year,” said Bartlett. “After many fundraisers and much personal strength displayed by him he is now cancer free. There is always hope.”


During the course of any given year the Realtors of Crye-Leike Blue Skies support many causes as a way of giving back to the community that supports their livelihoods. This time, the motivation seems far more personal to them and to so many in the greater Jackson community.


“As Realtors we are not just here to be a service to our clients,” said Bartlett. ” We are here to be of service to our communities and our office is totally behind ?Crushing Cancer’ at every opportunity we get.”


Blue Skies agents have already secured their first corporate donation for the upcoming event. TruGreen lawn care franchise owner Michael Cook is committing a gift of $1,000 toward the ?fighting cancer’ cause.


“Michael is a valued client and friend of Blue Skies,” said Bartlett. “We appreciate both his support and very generous donation to get behind the fight against cancer and give back to the community.”


More About The Crye-Leike Blue Skies 5K Run/Walk

The Crye-Leike Blue Skies 1st Annual 5k Run/Walk will be held Saturday, March 27th with a 9:00am start-time at the Blue Skies office located at 3021 Highway 45 Bypass, (next to Super Storage & First Class Limousines.) Pre-Registration is $20.00 and the day of the event is $23.00. Trophies will be awarded in many categories and an event t-shirt is available to the first 100 people who register. For more information contact “Crye-Leike Cancer Crushers” Team Leader Neill Bartlett directly by phone at 731-928-0266 and you can email him at


About Crye-Leike, REALTORS

Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 6th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 3,600 licensed sales associates based out of 130 corporate and franchise offices located through-out the nine-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Oklahoma.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in: residential and commercial sales, mortgage, title, insurance, business brokerage and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services.  In 2009, Crye-Leike attained a sales volume in excess of $3.9 billion with 24,983 homes sold.