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Annual Fundraiser for Childrens Hospital is Huge Success

UPublish story by David M. Childress

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Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

Howard Hanna Gives Back to the Community

Annual ‘Choo Choo Chow Chow’ fundraising campaign for children’s hospitals

March 21, 2013 – Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Chairman and CEO, Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, III, announced today that the company’s 2012 donations to local children’s hospitals topped $760,000, up from $695,000 last year.

The company’s annual “Choo Choo Chow Chow” fundraising campaign, established 25 years ago in 1988, has donated $8.3 million for the care of children at children’s hospitals in market areas where the company does business.

“The ongoing dedication of our sales associates, management team and staff to the Children’s Free Care Fund is tremendous. Thousands of volunteer hours are spent planning office Chow Chow events, striving to make them better and better every year, resulting in $8.3 million in donations for the care of children at local children’s hospitals in the communities where we do business,” said Hanna. “Our goal is too see every child treated regardless of their financial resources or insurance status.”

In conjunction with the “Chow Chow” events, Howard Hanna conducts an annual raffle benefitting the Children’s Free Care Fund. This year’s $10,000 cash prize was won by Doug Yaple of Erie, PA. The winning ticket, sold by the Howard Hanna Erie South office at 5620 Peach Street, was drawn on February 26, 2013.

The Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund partners:

Akron Children’s Hospital

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital

C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor

Hamot Medical Center, Erie

Hershey Medical Center

MetroHealth, Cleveland

Pinnacle Health, Harrisburg

Shriner’s Children’s Hospital of Erie

University Hospital Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the #1 real estate company in Pennsylvania and Ohio and the 4th largest real estate company in the United States. The family-owned real estate company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgages, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal services, insurance services, corporate relocation and property management. With 144 offices across PA, OH, NY, WV & MI, Howard Hanna’s more than 4,700 sales associates, management and staff are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process.

Media contact:

Deborah Donahue, 412-967-9000 x328,

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