Category : Charity

1079Miracle Jeans Day allows groups and individuals alike to trade their work attire for jeans and help raise funds for kids at their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Participate nationally on September 18, or pick your own day.

RE/MAX Plus is a proud contributor to our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Golisano Children’s Hospital. Be sure to donate a minimum of $5 to wear your denim on Miracle Jeans Day, Wed, Sept. 18, in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. If you would like to find out how to participate in Miracle Jeans Day and for more information visit:


Fairport Music and Food Festival

Fairport Food

People of all ages will fill the Village of Fairport, from noon to dark, Aug. 24, to celebrate the end of summer while benefiting a great cause. The canal-side Fairport Music and Food Festival will feature live music, a variety of food from area restaurants and food trucks, and children’s activities! All proceeds from the event benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), with a total of more than $500,000 raised in the event’s history.

This year’s Fairport Food and Music Festival will showcase 22 bands across three stages, for a total of 10 hours of live entertainment. Kids’ entertainment includes an arts and crafts table, rock wall climbing, bounce house, and appearances by the Magic Guy and Gadgets the Clown. Representatives from Kohl’s Pedal Patrol and the Rochester chapter of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids will also be handing out bike safety information and have a carnival-style spin-the-wheel game, with a prize give-away, at the Golisano Children’s Hospital booth.

To pre-order tickets and find out more about the event, click here.

Rick RockWebster, N.Y. —

The Webster Golf Club’s Ladies’ Association is making plans to sponsor its third annual “Fairways for Caring” golf tournament to benefit the Webster Comfort Care Home. The event is set for Friday, Aug. 23.

Webster Comfort Care is a volunteer-driven organization that provides a compassionate home for individuals who are in their final months, weeks and days of life.

Local businesses already lined up as corporate sponsors include Rocky Mountain Granite & Marble, BayTowne Plaza, Canandaigua National Bank, Gregg Layer from Marathon Financial, Dave McBride from Stanley Steamer, DC Collision, DSB Engineers & Architects, Flaherty’s, Invex Investigation Agency, Thomas Leonardo from John Hancock Financial Network, Q-Tech Engineering, Ron’s Auto, Rick Rock from RE/MAX Plus Commercial Division, SPINERGY, and Glen Skalny from VanZile Travel.

Silent auction items have already been donated by Casa Larga Vineyards, Century Liquor and Wines, Cobblestone Creek Country Club, The Goodie Shoppe, Hatter’s Pub, Hedges, Seneca Niagara Casinos, Shadow Pines Golf Club, and the Webster Golf Club Pro Shop.

“This (event) is a wonderful opportunity to show our support for the Webster Comfort Care Home as they celebrate their 10th anniversary serving our community,” said Joel DiMarco, of BayTowne Plaza.

There is still time for businesses and individuals to help by sponsoring the event, donating items for the silent auction or buying raffle tickets at Webster Golf Club for a 42-inch RCA TV.

For more information on how you can help, call Linda Dorsey at (585) 451-5456 or Liz Hill (585) 355-2300.

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DENVER – 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 Hospitalsdeveloped 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.

Ten Ugly Men

The Ten Ugly Men Festival features kickball, bocce, dodge ball, volleyball, KanJam and cornhole tournaments. There also will be a 5K race, continuous music and lots of food.

Music acts this year include the Small Town, Uncle Plum, That ’80s Hair Band and Big Eyed Phish.

The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 23, in Genesee Valley Park, 131 Elmwood Ave. Proceeds benefit the Bright Eyes Fund for pediatric brain tumor treatment at Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Center, Wilson Commencement Park and other local charities.

General admission tickets are $40 ($30 in advance) and include an Ugly Mug, unlimited soda, water and food (burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, Chester Cab Pizza, salads and chips), and five drink tickets (for Bud, Bud Light, Bud Select, Michelob Light, Magic Hat #9, Circus Boy, Southern Tier IPA, Brooklyn Lager, Grolsh, Bacardi 03 and Bacardi Raz). VIP tickets are $125 and include unlimited drinks, additional food and drink choices, and private bathrooms. Admission is $10 for ages 13 to 20; free for ages 12 and younger. Tickets are available at Wegmans and through Ticketmaster — (800) 745-3000 or

Free parking is available at the University of Rochester.

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May is for Miracles


RE/MAX Plus was recognized as the #1 Office in Donations in the RE/MAX of NY Region.

We’re gearing up for a special month that will touch the heart. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has designated “May is for Miracles” and millions of people will spend the month giving, donating, sharing & volunteering to help kids in Children’s Hospitals. RE/MAX is a proud partner of CMN Hospitals and we’ll give it our all in May. Get all the info at and tell us how you’re participating.

Help Japan

In light of the very serious difficulties Japan is going through, we would like to encourage all to take action to help Japan in their time of need.

On top of the nuclear reactor problems and the devastation caused by the recent 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, public transportation is shut down and people are in need of basic supplies. Though The Salvation Army has several emergency service relief teams and is offering hot meals and drinks, more help is needed.

Please take one minute of your time and text JAPAN to 80888 or visit the Salvation Army’s website to donate to The Salvation Army’s Japan Relief Efforts.