RE/MAX Alliance Vice President Kim Hawkins has donated her time and energy to the Children’s Miracle nonprofit organization for over twenty years; being actively involved with their work in support of The Children’s Hospital.
Denver based radio station Alice 105.9 recently held their annual Alice’s 36 Hours for Kids Radiothon, which dedicates airtime to broadcast stories of strength and survival live from The Children’s Hospital. This year celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Radiothon. Hawkins has volunteered at every one.
“I honestly believe that children are our future and we are so very blessed to have Children’s in our backyard,” Hawkins said. “The patients, their realistic approach to challenges, their constant smiles and laughter, how can you not have passion and commitment.”
“Having two children of my own, I feel compelled to do whatever I can to give back to the children in our community,” said agent Bob Bell from the Arvada office, who has also volunteered at every event. “It’s an event that once you attend, you never stop going. It’s so gratifying to be apart of such a great cause.”
Hawkins and the entire RE/MAX Alliance family have been dedicated year after year to making the Radiothon a success. In the event’s first year, Hawkins and 14 other RE/MAX Alliance associates gathered to volunteer. Since then, over 60 high-energy volunteers assemble each February to support Children’s Miracle Network. Agent Bob Bell also celebrated his 10 consecutive years of dedicated service. This year’s first-timers included agent Francie Martinez, who drove all the way down from Ft. Collins, and agent Christine Malara.
“It was such an amazing experience, I was overwhelmed with the amount of support from the community,” agent Francie Martinez from the Ft. Collins office said. “The best part for me was taking phone calls and listening to the stories each caller had to share. I was fortunate enough to take my son to the Radiothon so that he could be apart of this truly heartwarming event.”
“It has always been a goal of mine to participate, and I was absolutely thrilled I had the opportunity to volunteer this year,” agent Christine Malara from the Arvada office said. “The Radiothon was such a touching experience, and completely exceeded my expectations. My family has had a personal experience with The Children’s Hospital and it was great to give back. The compassionate people, the organizers and most importantly the kids, is what will make this event a priority of mine year after year.”
This year’s Radiothon raised over $1.6 million dollars, along with books being donated to all of the kids at The Children’s Hospital.
RE/MAX Alliance has an open arms and a caring heart for the Children’s Miracle Network. Last year RE/MAX Alliance was inducted into the Mae B. Boettcher Society for donating nearly $120,000 annually to The Children’s Miracle Network. These generous donations come from the agents and community events like the annual golf tournament, which raised over $66,000 dollars in 2010.