The Checkup Spring 2018

THE CHECKUP SPRING 2018 RE/MAX Fort McMurray: Building Community Through Service 2018 marks the 20 th year that RE/MAX Fort McMurray has been supporting the Northern Lights Health Foundation. In that time, the dynamic real estate team has supported the purchase of life-saving equipment and technology such as the CT Scanner and portable Ultra-Sounds. They have also sponsored, attended, and purchased auction items at the Health Foundation signature events. In 2016, RE/MAX Fort McMurray stepped forward as a $250,000 donor to the Gratitude Campaign Palliative Care Suites project. This project is absolutely vital to provide family-friendly end of life settings for loved ones. A section of the medicine floor has been assigned to create a minimum of three family suites and a private lounge. Design and planning work is underway and one of the suites will be named in honour of RE/MAX Fort McMurray. Over the years, the RE/MAX team has launched two events in support of the Health Foundation: The annual RE/MAX Golf Tournament and the “Jersey off Their Back” game worn Oil Barons hockey jersey silent and live auction. Both have seen tremendous interest from the community and offer the realty team a chance to show their pride in their work and celebrate with neighbors and clients. 2018 will be the 11 th year of the golf tournament! These gifts and donations allow community members to access health care services and equipment right here in our region and this in turns attracts newcomers to the area. Lance Bussieres tells us “Fort McMurray has always been my home and I will forever be committed to the community. Like many others, my family has endured watching loved ones face the end due to a terminal illness. The vision for the new Palliative Care unit will help patients and their families endure this difficult time with compassion and dignity. RE/MAX Fort McMurray couldn’t be prouder to support this very important initiative.” Katie Ekroth, Managing Broker with RE/MAX, adds “We live here, work here, play here and unfortunately some of us will be sick here. When that day comes we want to know that we have the best medical technology and staff possible. As members of this community we take care of our own and by supporting the Health Foundation we’re helping to do that.” Thanks RE/MAX for all you do to support the Health Foundation! #DonorLove