August 19, 2016
RE/MAX Miracle Agent and Daughter Riding Across Canada to Raise Funds for Children’s Hospitals
A father-daughter duo riding across Canada on motorcycle in support of children in hospital arrived in Saskatchewan on Saturday, August 20th as part of a cross-country fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network.
Bruce and Holly Johnson kicked off their 9,400 kilometer journey in St John’s, Newfoundland on August 1st and plan to arrive in Vancouver on August 31st. The father-daughter duo, who have already raised $30,000, is visiting each of the 14 Canadian Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals. In Saskatchewan, all funds raised through Children’s Miracle Network support the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. The Johnsons’ time in Saskatchewan included a welcome party in Regina and a visit to the construction site for the new Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan, which is scheduled to be complete in 2019.
An Ontario RE/MAX agent, Johnson has been raising funds for Children’s Miracle Network since his first ride from Ontario to Costa Rica in 2013. Bruce and Holly’s trip is to honour their daughter/sister, Alyssa Rae Johnson, who passed away after 20 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Toronto. Choosing to channel the painful experience into one of hope for other families, the Johnsons have raised over $100,000 to date.
“We’re excited and thankful for the support of the Johnsons and the extended RE/MAX family. Bruce and Holly’s journey is an incredible undertaking,” says Jana Len of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. “Agents like Bruce help bring the entire RE/MAX family together to help ensure support for children in hospital, including those right here at home in Saskatchewan.”
The Johnsons’ journey marks RE/MAX Month of Miracles — when RE/MAX Miracle Agents are celebrated for their year-round Children’s Miracle Network fundraising through the Miracle Home Program. Learn more about the Johnsons’ journey at motorcycleformiracles.com.