Bruce Johnson has been a champion of the Children’s Miracle Network since he was first introduced to the Miracle Home Program in 1997, by his broker/owner and sister Marilyn Ruttan. After his own personal experience with the CMN, he has made it a mission to dedicate his effort to supporting the foundation that had made such an impact on the life of him and his family during their most difficult time.
In 1998, their daughter Alyssa faced many health complications at birth. The Johnson family spent endless days and nights at the Sick Kids hospital, with the doctors, staff and nurses all working tirelessly to help their daughter.
When Alyssa passed, Bruce and his family continued to dedicate their efforts in giving back to the foundation that had supported them. Bruce has been donating a portion of every commission from all home sales throughout his career.
In 2013, the Johnson family created the “Motorcycles for Miracles” campaign, where Bruce and his daughter Holly would set out on motorcycle rides to raise donations and awareness for the CMN.
In 2018, Holly and Bruce decided to go on the longest ride of their lives. The “Ends of the Earth” ride was a 5.5 month motorcycle ride from the top of the world in the Canadian Arctic to the southernmost town on earth (Ushuaia, Argentina). They raised over $350,000 for CMN.
For his efforts in supporting the CMN, Bruce has been awarded with the National Association of Realtor’s “Good Neighbor Award”, making him the first ever Canadian to win.
Bruce continues to be an inspiration within the RE/MAX network, and encourages other agents to join him in being a Champion for the Children’s Miracle Network.
“You will leave a legacy of goodness behind when your career ends and you’ll be able to look back and proudly reflect on the lives you helped change by donating with each and every transaction you make. I promise you – you’ll never miss the money you donate but your heart will be full.”
It’s stories like these that remind us why being a Miracle Home Agent can have such a positive impact. By joining the Miracle Home Program or increasing your existing Miracle Home Program per transaction contribution, you can make a difference in the lives of children across the country. By changing the health of children, we change the future of Canada.
Click on the RE/MAX Cares tile in RE/MAX Launchpad now to make a difference in the lives of kids in your neighbourhood. For more information on the RE/MAX Miracle Home Program, contact your administrator or email firstname.lastname@example.org.