DENVER, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Every minute, 62 children enter a Children's Miracle Network Hospital for treatment; every 30 seconds, a RE/MAX agent helps someone find their perfect place. Last year, RE/MAX Affiliates in the U.S. and Canada donated over $10 million to 170 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals through the Miracle Home and Miracle Property programs.
Since 1992, RE/MAX agents and brokers have invested in the well-being of their local communities by raising more than $150 million for 170 CMN Hospitals. Each donation helps fund pediatric medical equipment, treatments, charitable care and other healthcare services for local CMN hospitals. As the contributions continue to grow, RE/MAX Associates are able to aid a larger number of sick and injured children.
"We love all of the RE/MAX Miracle Agents and Offices," said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. "For the last 25 years these agents have done so much to help kids in local communities throughout the U.S. and Canada, and we are deeply grateful."
In addition to participating in the Miracle Home and Miracle Property programs, RE/MAX offices and agents generate donations through benefit dinners, golf tournaments, auctions and other community fundraisers. Many RE/MAX Associates also visit and volunteer at their local children's hospitals to further support the millions of kids who receive treatment at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals each year.
"It's truly amazing just how generous RE/MAX Affiliates are, as they've continued putting their time and money where the miracles are for the past 25 years," said Mike Reagan, Senior Vice President, Business Alliances, RE/MAX, LLC. "RE/MAX agents and brokers understand the importance of CMN Hospitals and the impact the 170 hospitals make on children's lives. RE/MAX Affiliates truly help make miracles happen with their incredible support."
The extraordinary support and donations from RE/MAX Affiliates help kids like Miracle Child Angelica Hale, who spent 80 days in Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Hospital. She developed a bacterial infection in her lungs that caused her to fight for her life when she was merely four years old. The infection caused her to spend weeks in ICU and nearly two years on peritoneal dialysis. She later underwent a kidney transplant after finding out her mother was a perfect match. Today, the talented nine-year-old loves to sing and travels the country sharing her incredible story.
Last week, Angelica inspired over 6,000 RE/MAX Affiliates at the RE/MAX R4 Convention in Las Vegas, February 27-March 2. While at the annual event, she joined Opening General Session host Wayne Brady and special guest Miss America Savvy Shields onstage where she shared her story and thanked the audience for their support and generosity. She also graced the audience with her powerful singing voice, singing Whitney Houston's "Greatest Love of All."
Throughout the week Angelica inspired RE/MAX agents and brokers to raise more than $100,000 at a live auction event, where travel packages, jewelry and an office visit from Miss America were among the items auctioned off.
To support the RE/MAX network's ongoing effort to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, find a Miracle Agent at www.remax.com or look for a RE/MAX yard sign with the CMN Hospitals balloon.
About Children's Miracle NetworkHospitals 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, and learn about your member hospital, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.
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 110,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of more than 100 countries and territories. 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. For more information about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find an agent in your community, please visit www.remax.com. For the latest news about RE/MAX, please visit www.remax.com/newsroom.