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 more than $10.8 million to 170 local CMN Hospitals through the Miracle Home and Miracle Property programs.
Since 1992, RE/MAX agents and brokers have invested in the wellbeing of their local communities by raising more than $167 million for 170 member hospitals. Each donation helps fund pediatric medical equipment and treatments, as well as 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're thrilled with the continued support and dedication of the RE/MAX network," says John Lauck, President and CEO of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. "RE/MAX affiliates are exceptional because many of them incorporate the spirit of giving into each business transaction and office event, raising funds year-round. These efforts help 10 million kids each year and fund critical care and treatments at local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals."
Through the Miracle Home and Miracle Property programs, RE/MAX agents can market each residential or commercial listing as a Miracle Home or Miracle Property, and make a donation to CMN Hospitals after each closed transaction on behalf of their client. These programs and the relationship between RE/MAX and CMN Hospitals assist sick and injured children throughout the entire year.
In addition to participating in the Miracle Home and Miracle Property programs, RE/MAX offices and agents raise funds through golf tournaments, benefit dinners, auctions and other community fundraisers. Many agents also visit children's hospitals and volunteer to further support the cause.
"RE/MAX agents are the most generous people I know, and understand the importance of supporting the children who are treated at member hospitals," says Mike Reagan, RE/MAX Senior Vice President, Business Alliances. "When agents meet a Miracle Child whose life has been improved by the amazing work happening at local hospitals, they realize they're part of that child's story. That's the magic of the Miracle Home and Miracle Property programs."
The extraordinary support and donations from RE/MAX Affiliates help kids like this year's Miracle Child Carson Cline, who at six-days-old, suffered a brain bleed that affected both sides of his brain. He was born at just under 26 weeks, weighing only one pound 12 ounces and 13 months later was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. With 25 percent of the right side of his brain no longer working, and the left side covered in scar tissue from the bleed, Carson needed multiple surgeries, including one that threatened his ability to walk. Today, the positive 10-year-old is driven to try harder each day. He recently realized some of his needs differed from his peers, but doesn't let anything slow him down.
Carson inspired over 6,000 RE/MAX Affiliates at the RE/MAX R4 Convention in Las Vegas, February 27- March 1. While at the annual event, he joined Opening General Session host Brian Buffini and RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos where he shared his story and thanked the audience for their support and generosity.
Throughout the week Carson inspired RE/MAX agents and brokers to raise more than $120,000 at a live auction event, where travel packages, jewelry and autographed sports attire were among the items up for auction.