Century 21 Action Plus Realty, a Central New Jersey real estate firm, was presented with the inaugural Jason “Jake” S. Moletzsky Spirit of the Coast Guard Award at a company-wide meeting on Feb. 15.
The Coast Guard Foundation Run to Remember is a fundraising and awareness program that hosts road races, memorial walks and other types of fitness activities. Throughout the year, individual Run to Remember events are held across the country to honor and remember the service’s Fallen Heroes and raise support for tragedy assistance programs.
Century 21 Action Plus Realty signed-up to participate in the spring of 2021 and throughout the month of May its employees logged 2,438 miles of running, walking and biking, among other activities. Lead broker Tom Hogan matched employee donations and contributed $1 for every mile, bringing the company and employee contributions to more than $5,600.
"We loved every minute of being a part of this fundraiser,” said Thomas Hogan, Broker Owner for Century 21 Action Plus Realty. “Our agents enjoyed getting those miles done indoors or out knowing it was for an amazing cause. We are honored to receive this award and meeting the people behind the fundraiser was an incredible experience too!"
“We are honored and grateful for Century 21 Action Realty’s participation in the 2021 Run to Remember,” said Susan Ludwig, president of the Coast Guard Foundation. “The whole company stepped up to show their support for Coast Guard members and their families. Their dedication to our cause will have a real and direct impact for the service’s Fallen Heroes families.”
The inaugural award, which will be presented annually to the group that raises the most support from a Run to Remember event, is named for Jason “Jake” S. Moletzsky, who was one of seven Coast Guard members and two U.S. Marines killed in October 2009 when a Coast Guard C-130 airplane and Marine Corps helicopter collided off the coast of California. To ensure his service and sacrifice to our country is not forgotten, Jake’s mother Lisa Moletzsky and her friend Rosalie Hetrick began the annual Jake Moletzsky Run 2 Remember in 2013. From 2013 to 2019 this race raised over $70,000 to support Coast Guard families.