January 25th, 2013
When it comes to “going that extra mile” to help others, RE/MAX of Nanaimo’s Brian Godfrey really takes it to the next level. The Vancouver Island REALTOR® is planning on taking three months off from his busy career this May to ride across the country on bicycle as a fundraiser for the BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH). “I’m heading out on a big adventure this May. I intend to bike across the country from Victoria to St. Johns, Newfoundland in support of BC Children’s Hospital,” he explained.
“I’m leaving town probably the last day of April to ride to Victoria. May 1st from ‘Mile Zero’ my friend Bob Wilson and I will be riding about 7,300 kilometers, planning to be on the road 73 days for an average of 100 kilometers per day.”
RE/MAX of Nanaimo is a “Miracle Office” where every REALTOR® contributes a part of each commission to the Children’s Miracle Network – the organization that is helping to fund the ongoing expansion of BC Children’s Hospital. Godfrey’s office has set a goal of raising $50,000 for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation this year, and no doubt his cross country fundraising efforts will form a significant portion of the eventual total. Godfrey says that he and his wife Shirley (who will serve as part of the journey’s support team) have luckily never needed the services of the Children’s Hospital for their two children, but he knows many who have.
He says working at RE/MAX has helped him develop a connection to BCCH and that helping children has become part of the culture at the office.