Canary Foundation Raises $1 Million for Early Cancer Detection at 2nd Annual San Jose Grand Prix Race

Patricia Robinson and Ron Van Wagner Win Borelli Broker “Race”— Get Luxury Treatment and Exclusive Trackside View

The San Jose Grand Prix is indeed “more than a race” as its slogan declares. While Sebastien Bourdais was steering his #1 McDonald’s Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone to victory on the tight 1.44 mile downtown circuit, Canary Foundation was raising approximately $1,070,000 to further its goal of finding new ways to detect cancer at its earliest, most curable stages.

Meanwhile, Borelli Investment Company was doing its part to support both the race and the fundraising efforts. Ralph Borelli auctioned rides in his vintage #22 Maxwell House stock car—a former pole sitter at the NASCAR Daytona 500—with all the money going to the charity.

In addition, the company offered a series of prizes for anyone who closed a deal or referred leads for office condominium sales, sales and leases of other Borelli properties, or property management contracts. First through third place awards included seats in Borelli Investment Company’s two-story, luxury trackside suite, pit crew access, cash vouchers, and for the grand prize winners—rooms for the weekend at the Hilton hotel. Everyone who closed a deal or made a referral got grandstand seats to see the race.

The top producers for 2006 were brokers Patricia Robinson and Ron Van Wagner of Grubb & Ellis, who worked together on a transaction to purchase office condo suites 128 and 138 at Borelli’s Junction Office Center in San Jose.

Congratulations to Patricia and Ron, and thanks to all who contributed to Canary Foundation or supported this great motor sports event that continues to gain traction in San Jose. See you at the starting line next year!