Wed, Feb 25th, 2009
RE/MAX Associates once again showed their generosity and compassion, raising $51,800 with the silent and live auctions at the annual "Breakfast of Champions" in support of the Children's Miracle Network and its affiliated hospitals. The event was held on February 7th during the RE/MAX of Western Canada 26th Annual Conference in Victoria, BC, February 5-7, 2009.
"RE/MAX agents feel a responsibility to encourage community enhancing initiatives", said Marie Sheppy, Senior Coordinator, Corporate Affairs (Children's Miracle Network liaison). "This is especially evident when we gather to celebrate our successes as an organization and as individuals". Stories of children recovering and receiving successful treatment were shared with the over 600 RE/MAX delegates in attendance at the breakfast fundraiser. "I feel blessed to belong to an organization of individuals who truly believe in giving back. RE/MAX agents contribute substantially towards helping meet the needs of sick and injured children in our communities."
Many items were purchased or donated by RE/MAX affiliates themselves, including a hand made RE/MAX-Children's Miracle Network dual balloon stained glass piece, vacation packages, gold and diamond jewelry, sports memorabilia and a myriad of other valuable items.
RE/MAX sales associates have helped raise close to $4 million for the Children's Miracle Network 14 member hospitals and foundations across Canada in 2008, helping the 2.6 million children who are treated each year. Since 1992, Canadian RE/MAX Associates have raised over $32 million towards this worthy cause.
The Children's Miracle Network is an international non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness programs for the benefit of children served by its associated hospitals, health centres, and foundations.
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