DENVER, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Every hour, 97 children undergo surgery at member Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals). In support of the millions of children treated each year across the U.S. and Canada, RE/MAX, LLC, and RE/MAX offices and agents are celebrating the fifth-annual RE/MAX Month of Miracles.
The month-long celebration of the RE/MAX partnership with CMN Hospitals is a time for special events and raising even more awareness about the vital need for donations at the 170 member hospitals. Last year, RE/MAX offices and agents through year-round giving raised over $9 million for local CMN Hospitals. Monies raised help fund pediatric medical equipment and treatments, healthcare services and charitable care.
"The incredible amount of support RE/MAX agents and offices have provided for CMN Hospitals is truly inspirational," said Mike Reagan, Senior Vice President, Business Alliances, RE/MAX, LLC. "Through their continuous commitment and hard work, we're able to help fund life-saving treatment and care for those most vulnerable. And better yet, the agents' donations stay local to help kids in their own communities."
During the Month of Miracles, RE/MAX offices and agents are helping spread the love in a variety of ways:
- RE/MAX Headquarters' employees in metropolitan Denver are planning a craft day for pediatric patients at Children's Hospital Colorado. While there, volunteers will work with patients to create a fun arts and crafts project.
- On Aug. 1, Canadian RE/MAX agent Bruce Johnson and daughter Holly embarked on their second annual Motorcycle for Miracles ride, a 5,841 mile (9,400 kilometers) trip. This year the duo plans to ride from St. John's, Newfoundland to Vancouver, British Columbia, in 31 days stopping at all 14 CMN Hospitals along the way.
"Children's hospitals depend on local donations — like those from RE/MAX agents participating in Miracle Home and Miracle Property programs — to provide the top-of-class care kids deserve," said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. "On behalf of the millions of families impacted by RE/MAX donations, we appreciate each agent's efforts and thank them for truly making miracles happen in their communities all year long."
Over the past 24 years, RE/MAX affiliates have donated more than $147 million to CMN Hospitals across the U.S. and Canada. As the relationship continues to thrive, RE/MAX recently unveiled a fully-upgraded, state-of-the art Miracle System in July.
The Miracle System is the online donation center designed by CMN Hospitals exclusively for RE/MAX offices and agents. Its new functionality aligns with RE/MAX affiliates' business processes and simplifies the ways they submit and manage their contributions to the local CMN Hospital after each property sale.
Although August serves as month to celebrate year-round giving and raise more awareness for CMN Hospitals, participating RE/MAX offices and agents may donate funds after each property sale through the Miracle Home and Miracle Property programs all year long. They raise additional funds through golf tournaments, sponsorships, auctions and other community events.
About the RE/MAX Network:
RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Over 100,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of nearly 100 countries. Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX, when measured by residential transaction sides.
RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world's leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RMCO, LLC, which is controlled and managed by RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RMAX).
With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $150 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® and other charities.
About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®:
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.
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