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Realtors donate $129,000 during 2012 to assist Lurie Children’s Hospital

Published: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 8:48 a.m. CST

CHICAGO — The RE/MAX Northern llinois real estate network donated $129,000 in 2012 to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital® (CMNH).

This brings the RE/MAX Northern Illinois network donation total to $2.6 million since 1992, when RE/MAX became a corporate sponsor of CMNH.  RE/MAX agents throughout the United States have now donated more than $150 million to CMNH.

At the RE/MAX Northern Illinois 36th Annual Awards Ceremony, six of its member brokerage firms and 40 offices were honored for their 2012 charitable efforts. Each was presented with an award that featured a work of art created by young patients at Lurie Children’s Hospital.

All six of the RE/MAX brokerage firms received a CMNH Outstanding Citizen Award for their efforts. As a group, the contributions of these firms accounted for approximately 64 percent of the total donated in 2012. 

Forty RE/MAX Northern Illinois offices were honored for achieving Miracle Office status, which indicates that every real estate broker in that office met at least the minimum donation requirement to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for 2012.  Miracle Offices account for an amazing 40 percent of the RE/MAX offices in the northern Illinois region.

The following are the RE/MAX firms honored as Outstanding Citizens for their generous donations to CMNH, all of which benefited Lurie Children’s Hospital. They are listed in order based on the size of their donation, with the largest first:

• RE/MAX Suburban, with offices in Arlington Heights, Glen Ellyn, Libertyville, Mt. Prospect, Schaumburg and Wheaton. • RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest, with offices in Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Lake Zurich and Palatine. • RE/MAX of Barrington in Barrington and RE/MAX NOW in Lake Barrington. • RE/MAX Showcase, with offices in Gurnee, Long Grove and Waukegan. • RE/MAX Center, Grayslake. • RE/MAX All Pro of Bloomingdale and Sugar Grove and RE/MAX Great American North of St. Charles/Wasco.

The 40 RE/MAX Northern Illinois Miracle Offices include regional contributors:

• RE/MAX Top Properties, Morris. • RE/MAX All Pro, Sugar Grove; • RE/MAX 1st Choice, Ottawa. • RE/MAX 1st  Service, Homer Glen; • RE/MAX All Properties, New Lenox.

RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989.

The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of 2,000 sales associates and 100 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of residential and commercial brokerage services.  Its www.remax.com websites are leaders in consumer visits among real estate franchise brands.  Its mobile search, m.illinoisproperty.com, allows users to conduct real estate searches on any mobile device with Internet access.

The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX LLC, a global real estate organization with 89,000 sales associates in 90+ nations. The RE/MAX organization has been recognized for numerous industry honors for excellence, and its Associates continue to lead the industry in professional designations, experience and production.  Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX.

RE/MAX is also the official real estate partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

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