Ventura/Santa Barbara County Walk

FosterDouglas Real Estate named the 2018 Corporate Honoree for the 15th Annual Ventura-Santa Barbara County Walk to Defeat ALS

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The ALS Association Golden West Chapter proudly announces FosterDouglas Real Estate as the 2018 Corporate Honoree for the 15th Annual Ventura-Santa Barbara County Walk to Defeat ALS®. The 2 mile walk will start and finish on Sunday, October 7, at Plaza Park in the heart of Downtown Ventura and is open to the public. All funds raised support the mission priorities of the Golden West Chapter in care services, public policy, and research.

The company will receive the Walk Corporate Champion Award for its commitment to philanthropy of time and financial resources in support of the ALS community in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, and to the global search for effective treatments and cures.  FosterDouglas’ support will be generated via the Your Referrals Help Families campaign, wherein the company donates a portion of every sale to The Golden West Chapter. “We are truly honored and humbled to have been named the Corporate Champion for the 2018 Ventura/Santa Barbara Walk to Defeat ALS,” said FosterDouglas’ Senior Vice President of Sales, Denise Cifu, adding “We are committed to The ALS Association’s vision of a world without ALS and are proud to contribute and help raise urgently needed funds for local services and research for a cure.”

“When Denise came to us with the idea for the Your Referrals Help Families campaign, we were immediately motivated to help,” said Julie Leverence, President of FosterDouglas. “Everyone is familiar with the ice bucket challenge – that helped raise a lot of money and awareness for research, which is fantastic. But we were really touched by the work that The ALS Association is doing within communities, helping individuals and their families face daily hurdles. They are the only non-profit organization to support people with ALS on every front – care services, advocacy, and, of course, research. We all want to see a cure, but by donating a portion of the commission from every home we sell to The ALS Association, we realized that we – and our clients – can make a real impact in people’s lives every day.”

Denise Cifu has also been named Honorary Chair of the Ventura-Santa Barbara County Walk to Defeat ALS.  “I’m currently working with the ALS Association because of my friend, Larry Baker. Larry was a professional Super cross rider in the early 1980’s. On July 23rd, 2017 Larry was riding his motorcycle at Los Angeles County Raceway and doing what he loved doing more than anything else.  He fell and broke his hip and femur.  This accident led his doctor to the diagnosis of ALS. We all love “Larry the Legend.” I want to make a difference for him and his family. Contributing a portion of our commission from each home sale is our way of showing support for the Baker Family and many others in our community who are living with ALS.”    
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a fatal, neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. ALS does not discriminate -- women and men of all ages and backgrounds are at risk, though for unknown reasons veterans are diagnosed with ALS twice as often as civilians.  People with ALS lose their ability to move, speak, swallow and eventually to breathe, while all five senses continue to function normally.

To learn more about FosterDouglas Real Estate please visit them at: To register for the Ventura-Santa Barbara County Walk, visit To join Foster Douglas’ team or make a donation in their honor, please visit the Foster Douglas Team Page.  For questions, please contact Jessica Partida, Regional Director of Community Outreach, at 818-865-8067 ex. 233.

About FosterDouglas Real Estate:
FosterDouglas is a professional real estate brokerage with experienced, knowledgeable agents throughout Los Angeles, Ventura County, Palm Springs, Boston, and Cape Cod. With over 103 years of combined experience in real estate, we have the experience to work for you. FosterDouglas Real Estate offers comprehensive services to buyers and sellers across the spectrum, from first-time homebuyers to investment professionals. For more information about our services, including our unique Buyer and Seller Programs, please contact Denise Cifu at 805.657.1744 or email To make a donation in support of The Ventura/Santa Barbara Walk to Defeat ALS, please visit us online at or text ALS to 41411.

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