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July 12, 2010

Top Real Estate Executive Goes The Distance With Plan To Bike 135 Miles To Help Kids With Cancer

LAKEWOOD, N.J., July 12, 2010 – Elliot S. Zaks, one of the tri-state area’s top commercial real estate executives, plans to bicycle 135 miles over two days in August to raise money for children who are battling serious illnesses. Zaks, the Director of Operations of Madison Commercial Real Estate Services (MCRES), has set a goal of raising $15,000 with his sponsored bike ride so that three children with cancer can attend Camp Simcha, a medically-supervised overnight summer camp in Glen Spey, NY.

Every year, Camp Simcha provides a full array of traditional camp activities, from archery to water activities, along with special events such as helicopter rides and concerts, to 430 seriously ill children. A state-of-the-art medical center, dedicated medical team, and specially-trained counselors ensure that even children on chemotherapy can enjoy two weeks of uninterrupted fun. Campers return home enriched by their experiences, filled with happy memories, and armed with a community of friends who will help them through the rough patches in their lives.

The Bike4Chai bicycle ride will start on August 3rd in Lakewood, N.J., and end on August 4th with a triumphant entrance into Camp Simcha in Glen Spey.  It has been organized by Chai Lifeline, an international non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the non-medical needs of seriously ill children, their families and communities. 

As Zaks noted, “This certainly won't be an easy ride, but neither is life for a child with cancer and other serious illnesses. Camp Simcha offers these children an extraordinary summer experience of fun, friendship and life-long memories. I hope to support this wonderful camp by encouraging people to co-sponsor the Bike4Chai bike ride.”

To learn more about Camp Simcha and its remarkable tuition-free programs, go to To make a 100% tax-deductible donation to support the fund-raising bike ride, please go to 

Elliot S. Zaks was one of the co-founders of Madison Title Agency, LLC and currently serves as the Director of Operations for the company and its parent company, Madison Commercial Real Estate Services (MCRES). Based in Lakewood, N.J., MCRES is a family of related companies that offer specialty services for the commercial real estate market. Each company excels in a specific, highly specialized area of expertise, including title insurance, cost segregation, 1031 exchanges, financial due diligence and lease abstracting. Zaks is also Director of Madison Learning Center, which offers both pre-licensing and continued education courses within the title field as well as CLE and CPE-approved courses in areas of commercial real estate to attorneys and CPAs.

Zaks is an active member of the Lakewood community, serving as commissioner and formerly vice-chair for the Lakewood Housing Authority and is a member of the Lakewood Township Zoning Board of Adjustment. Zaks is also a board member of Yeshivas Orchos Chaim, a local elementary school.


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