To facilitate the expansion of cancer research and treatment programs, Prudential California Realty agent JoAnna Selby recently participated in Relay for Life, an overnight walk that can last for up to 24 hours. The event was held at El Rodeo School in Beverly Hills to benefit the American Cancer Society.
Selby’s involvement with the relay began after her niece Ashton was diagnosed with cancer. She commented that, “Looking back on the memories that Ashton and I have shared made me realize that there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for her. It’s also made me realize that there are so many people out there who wake up every day having to face the fact that they have this terrible disease.”
Every year more than 3.5 million people walk in Relay for Life to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society, a global grassroots organization. Since its inception the charity has raised more than $3.5 billion to support cancer research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
A specialist in residential real estate and investment properties, Selby also donates her time each year to participate in AIDS Walk Los Angeles, which benefits dozens of organizations dedicated to fight the disease. She added that, “The sense of fulfillment that comes from reaching past yourself to help other people is indescribable.”
Prior to her career in residential sales, Selby worked as an industrial engineer. Her decision to become a Realtor was motivated by a desire to combine her passion for real estate with her love for working with people.
“JoAnna has a great understanding of the latest marketing platforms and extensive community knowledge,” noted Gladys Azenzer, manager of Prudential Studio City, where Selby’s office is located. “Her business sense and proven ability to balance priorities has made her one of our industry’s rising stars.”
To find out more about the American Cancer Society, please visit www.Cancer.org.