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Local Realtor to speak session on cancer awareness

CONCORD ó A local Realtor has agreed to speak on behalf of Susan G. Komen for the Cure at the Community Initiatives session of the RE/MAX International Summer Conference in Toronto on Aug. 10-12.
Jean Griswold, a broker and Realtor affiliated with RE/MAX Leading Edge, will speak to RE/MAX regional leaders about her extensive experience with breast cancer awareness and Komen for the Cure. Komen handpicked Griswold to speak at the session because she is an avid supporter of the cause and can relate to both the breast cancer world and the real estate world.
Griswold brings a unique perspective to RE/MAX’s Community Service support for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For 15 years, she owned and operated a mobile mammography program out of Charlotte providing breast health education programs and mammograms to low-income women and uninsured or underinsured women throughout four Southeastern states.
She and her program received national recognition and many awards ó including recognition from Oprah Winfrey’s “Angels Network.” A graduate of Leadership Charlotte, Griswold was a Charlotte Chamber Entrepreneur of the Year, sat on numerous health-care boards at the national level and has lectured nationally and internationally on health-care issues.
As one of a group of what she calls “remarkable women,” Griswold helped establish the first annual Susan G. Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure in 1997. Her mobile mammography program provided mammograms on-site on Race Day for many years.
She remains an avid supporter of the Charlotte Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The international Community Initiatives session brings together RE/MAX regional leaders to learn about the company and its continued support of charities.
In March 2007, RE/MAX International partnered with Susan G. Komen for the Cure ó the world’s largest breast cancer advocacy organization ó and began a program called “Sold for the Cure,” which is an opportunity for RE/MAX associates to make a voluntary contribution to Komen with the sale of a home.
RE/MAX “Racing for Life” is a co-sponsor of the National Series Breast Cancer Survivor Recognition Program at Komen Race for the Cure events.
Komen’s Survivor Recognition Program celebrates breast cancer survivors and remembers those who have lost their battles with the disease. RE/MAX shares sponsorship with Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity, a nonprofit volunteer organization.
RE/MAX contributes pink survivor T-shirts and caps, as well as “In celebration of” and “In memory of” back signs and program banners for every race. RE/MAX associates who are breast cancer survivors or who otherwise have been affected by the disease are encouraged to solicit pledges for their own participation.
Corporate representatives host breast cancer survivor recognition tents at the more than 100 events in the United States.
For additional information on RE/MAX Racing for Life, contact Community Affairs, RE/MAX International at 303-796-3574 or communityaffairs@remax.net.

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