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Gloria Nilson & Co. Takes Charitable Giving to Heart in October

Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate joined the American Heart Association and American Red Cross in charitable giving during the month of October in its yearly effort to support health initiatives and local communities.

Working with the American Red Cross, the Holmdel office hosted a blood drive on Oct. 6 in memory of Ava Pellicone which collected enough blood to save more than 100 lives. In addition, multiple Gloria Nilson & Co. offices participated in American Heart Association Heart Walks at the Shoreline Walk in Asbury Park on Oct. 6 and Central Jersey Walk in Monroe on Oct. 13. The Gloria Nilson & Co. team raised more than $2000 between the two heart walks to help in the fight against heart disease and stroke.

“Gloria Nilson & Co. is dedicated to supporting nonprofits that make a tremendous impact on the lives and well-being of others,” said Dana D’Agostino-Ryser, broker-manager of Gloria Nilson & Co.’s Holmdel office. “I am proud of the Gloria Nilson & Co. team and grateful for all of the time and effort they put into these events. We hope to one day win the battle against heart disease and stroke, and to to live in a world where families will always have access to life-saving blood donations.”

More than 30 Gloria Nilson & Co. agents participated in both American Heart Association Heart Walks. By 2020 through the impact of these walks, the American Heart Association seeks to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent.

At the blood drive, Gloria Nilson & Co. real estate agents served Ralph’s Italian Ices, in addition to holding a raffle for items provided by sponsors that included the brokerage, Tuscany Catering, iPlay America, and Prosperity Mortgage. It was a record-setting turnout for the event, which exceeded its initial goal of donations by more than 20 percent.

The Pellicone family saw the importance of donating blood when multiple family members required blood transfusions that saved the lives of Gail Pellicone and her daughter Mia. Sadly, the Pellicones’ daughter Ava passed, but was given extra time with her family because of blood donations. The event was held in her memory.

For more information about donating blood go to To learn about the American Heart Association Heart Walks head to

About Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate

Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate is a Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate and a wholly-owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America. Gloria Nilson & Co. has serviced the most discerning buyers and sellers of residential real estate in New Jersey for more than 40 years. With more than 700 sales associates throughout New Jersey and in Bucks County, Pa., Gloria Nilson & Co. is an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate in Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Southern Hunterdon and Southern Middlesex counties. Along with our award-winning luxury lifestyle magazine, we offer our clients and associates the most cutting-edge marketing services globally and locally. For additional information, please visit More information about HomeServices is available at

Published October 28, 2019 in News