Every day I reflect in appreciation for my good fortune and feel very blessed for the opportunity to help others and to give back. Those with generous giving hearts know exactly what I mean when I say that "it feels selfish to give", for the feeling of joy that accompanies giving. It's euphoric and addictive. We can't give too much, it will always come back to you and more.
The spirit of giving extends throughout the RE/MAX organization internationally and I have the awesome good fortune to call thousands of kind and generous spirited colleagues "friend".
One such friend is Bruce Johnson from Wasaga Beach, Ontario. I first met Bruce at conference wiping away tears following him sharing his story on stage in front of a few thousand RE/MAX Agents. Bruce rode his motorcycle to Costa Rica with his then 12 year old daughter Holly, raising funds for CMN and the legacy of the child he and Mary lost shortly after childbirth.
Bruce just completed another epic fund raising journey, this time coast to coast across Canada in the month of August, visiting all 14 Canadian Children's Hospitals coast to coast in 31 days...and bringing his fundraising total to nearly $200,000. With other RE/MAX friends, I was invited and had the pleasure and privilege to support Bruce as a Champion Agent, then joined Bruce for his final leg riding from Comox Valley to Victoria's Mile Zero. Click here for a short video clip of our flag signing at Mile Zero. Way to go Bruce, proud to know you and call you friend. Read more about Bruce's journey at www.MotorcycleForMiracles.com By the way Bruce now plays with us on our RE/MAX Team Canada Hockey team and will be joining us on our next upcoming tour to Europe this fall.
One of the most important and proudest components of my RE/MAX affiliation is our partnership with CMN, the Children's Miracle Network of hospitals. As a RE/MAX agent since 1998 and office owner since 2005 and on he board of governors for BC Children's Hospital Foundation for more than 10 years also, I've participated in supporting CMN and BC Children's Hospital, making a difference, helping sick kids get better and their families too.
As a true Miracle Office our RE/MAX Alliance Victoria and The Neal Estate Team’s agents contribute a portion of each sale to BC Children's Hospital. Also each year we support Festival of Trees and The Ocean 98.5 FM's Radiothon for kids. Our team hosts our annual Easter Egg Hunt each year raising awareness and funds too. A few years ago with my sons we grew our hair long and then shaved our heads raising funds for kids with cancer too.
The spirit truly does extend through the RE/MAX organization nationally and internationally wth more than $60 Million raised in Canada and over $150 Million internationally. Furthermore, this spirit of giving extends its reach to countless other causes and charities.
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