Agents and Offices Donate Over $8 million in 2012
DENVER – March 18, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — As a proud partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, RE/MAX, LLC has made a mark – an $8.2 million mark – in contributions to the nonprofit organization over the past year alone.
The partnership between RE/MAX and CMN Hospitals developed in 1992 and has grown continuously since. To date, RE/MAX agents have donated more than $128 million to help fund life-saving treatments with advanced medical equipment, cutting-edge research and continuing education.
“More than 20 years ago, we aligned with an organization that shared the same deeply rooted value of family,” said Gail Liniger, RE/MAX Co-Founder and Vice Chair. “The millions of families our agents have helped Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals reach is beyond what we ever imagined.”
RE/MAX has grown to be one of the leading real state franchise companies with nearly 90,000 agents and a global reach of more than 85 countries. To accommodate the interest in helping sick and injured children across the U.S. and Canada, the RE/MAX Miracle Home® program was launched in 1992. Later, a Miracle Property® program was established for RE/MAX Commercial Practitioners.
In 2011, Dave and Gail Liniger received the Children’s Miracle Network Founders Award. Only six other individuals had received the award, which recognizes North America’s greatest leaders, ranging from CMN Hospital board members and CEOs to fundraising experts.
Last year, RE/MAX and CMN Hospitals designated August as the RE/MAX Month of Miracles. While donations are made year-round, this particular month serves as a reminder to homebuyers and sellers that they can help make a difference too; participating RE/MAX agents will make a donation to CMN Hospitals for each home sold.
“RE/MAX Miracle Agents are exceptional because they incorporate the spirit of giving into each business transaction, raising funds year-round,” said John Lauck, President and CEO, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Our hospitals are benefiting tremendously from the $8.2 million raised in 2012, and we’re thrilled to start our 30th year on a high note.”
Earlier this month, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® announced a benchmark year reaching its 2012 goal of $300 million. With record-breaking contributions, a celebration was held at the CMN Hospitals headquarters in Salt Lake City. And, as promised a year ago, Lauck shaved his head in honor of the accomplishment. Overall, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® has raised $4.7 billion for children and their families.
For more information about RE/MAX and its partner organizations, visit www.remax.com.
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About the RE/MAX Network
Celebrating 40 years of real estate history, RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger. These two real estate industry visionaries still lead the Denver-based global franchisor today.
RE/MAX is recognized as one of the leading real estate franchise companies with the most productive sales force in the industry and a global reach of more than 85 countries. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX.
With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $128 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and other charities.
About the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised $4.7 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at www.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org.