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Volunteer and Market Yourself…Remarkably

“Remarkable Marketable Mehelps you share your remarkable gifts volunteering, making you more marketable along the way.

By Jean Robb

I didn’t have the best childhood. We didn’t have much, so if you needed something you had to find a way to get it. I started working at 11 years old selling candy door to door. I know very scary right, but at 11 years old all I knew was I had to sell a certain amount of candy before I could go home. When I knocked on a door, out came my foot and I didn’t move it until you bought a box of candy. The skills I learned from my difficult childhood, (my lemons) really became a blessing (my lemonade).

I learned at a really young age that persistence will open many doors. As an adult I have walked out on a stage with a tiger after Zig Ziglar and talked to over 2,000 people about overcoming their fears. I know you must be thinking…a tiger? I have volunteered for over 15 years with big cat sanctuaries and have learned you can do something you really love while helping others in remarkable ways. In today’s economy you hear lots of people say they can’t find a job. So what happens?

The longer you’re out of work, you start to lose your contacts. You’re not keeping up with the day-to-day changes in your trade. You’re simply out of the loop. The longer you’re in this position the more the fear sets in. What if I can’t find a job? I have so much to offer, how do I get someone to talk to me? Well as you can see, fear can really take a hold of you, it makes you feel like a deer in the headlights. How do you overcome these things?

First off, STOP listening to the FEAR and STOP making EXCUSES. Look, I’ve made many of the same excuses when I’ve let fear be a part of my life. I now realize that the answer to overcoming the fear is to replace it with remarkable things you can be proud of. Instead of asking why would anyone want to hire me, ask yourself why not me?

After volunteering you could say. Look at the change I’ve made in the lives of others. Look what I’ve learned along the way. Look at the skills I’ve been taught while helping others. Look at the great people I’ve met. They’ve seen first hand the type of passion I put into any job I take on. So how will this work? I have made a commitment to bring you a volunteering opportunity at least once a week. The process of volunteering can be more complicated than people may think.

Email me your news. I have included in each story all the information I received and the direct contacts to make it really easy for you to get your foot in the door.Network, Network, Network” See how you can use that experience to build your resume. Most of all how did you feel about helping others today.

My goal is to get you to share with all of us your experience. Think about how much we can learn from each other. Please email me your pictures and story to so I can post them each day. I will add the trademarks, video and links for you.

Jean Robb is a real estate agent in the Dallas – Fort Worth area who is committed to promoting the importance of volunteering for your community.We have the infrastructure in place with the best real estate team in North Texas, and the process for you and I, together can “give back” to those in need without costing you an extra dime. It’s a win/win for both of us. When you contact me, just mention this page and I'll donate 5% of my commission to any non-profit you want to help!

After reading the above information ask yourself “why would I choose any other realtor”?

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."    
Once you choose hope, anything's possible.
Cancer is a word, not a sentence. Come help Wipe out Cancer!
Jean Robb here. 
I have seen first hand how hard it is for families with children fighting cancer. Please come and give your support.

Run, walk or bring your wheelchair to the 30th annual Oktoberfest 5K & Tom Thumb Fun Run supporting Wipe Out Kids' Cancer, (WOKC), a non-profit organization founded in 1980 dedicated to funding pediatric cancer research and supporting pediatric cancer patients and their families. . The 2010 Run will be dedicated to Wendy Ochoa, Sasha Okhotshiy and Lauren Smith – 3 beloved 2009 Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer ambassadors who lost their battle against this terrible disease called cancer.
  • The 5K (3.1 mile) course is Chronotrack certified
  • Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 overall winners and the top winner in the Masters division (40+) & the top 3 finishers in each age category will also be recognized
  • The first 500 children (age 10 and under) to cross the Tom Thumb 1 Mile Fun Run for the Children finish line will receive a goody bag that includes free entry on all Talley Carnival rides until 5:00 pm on race day
  • Proceeds from the race benefit pediatric cancer research and WOKC programs that provide support to children in the DFW area battling cancer.
  • You can raise additional money to help the cause as an individual or as part of a team.  Win 2 round trip tickets from American Airlines for raising the most money! See Fundraising tab for more details.
  • Form a team to walk or run in honor of a family member or friend.
  • NEW THIS YEAR – be a Virtual Runner!   Can't come to the event or don't run?  No problem!  Support the cause by being a virtual runner or form a virtual team.
At the Post-Race party, participants get a free breakfast, German beer (over 21 years only), a concert by kids’ favorite Eddie Coker, and free admission to Addison Oktoberfest with Race Bibs on Saturday. Plan to stay all day!


At Wipe Out Kids' Cancer, our mission is to invest in the lives of children by funding cancer research, by healing the soul through fun experiences and by advocating for a cancer-free tomorrow. From our Board of Directors and Board of Regents down to our volunteers, you will never find a more committed group investing in the lives of children by funding cancer research, by healing the soul through fun experiences and by advocating for a cancer-free tomorrow.  With over 30 years of history improving the lives of children with cancer, we are more committed than ever to ensure that one day all children will be living - CANCER FREE.


Addison Circle Park
4790 Addison Circle Drive
Addison, TX 75001


Saturday, September 18, 2010


8:00 am Tom Thumb 1 Mile Run for
the Children
8:30 am Oktoberfest 5K Run/ Walk


Click on tab above for both online and
mail-in registration information.
NEW THIS YEAR! If you can't be there,
or want to support a friend or team,
you can be a Virtual Runner. Go to
registration page for more info.


Want to support a runner, team or
Wipe Out Kids' Cancer directly? Click
here to donate directly to the event.
Thank you!

Results & Photos

Pictures from the race are available
after the race from Brightroom by
clicking the logo.  

Where are Dallas' most influential women?  They are in the Guild!  Join today. 




Wipe Out Kids' Cancer (WOKC) has been actively working for nearly 30 years with the vision of a day in which all children are living...cancer free.
Based in Dallas, we are a non-profit organization dedicated to our mission to invest in the lives of children by funding cancer research, by healing the sould through fun experiences and by advocating for acancer-free tomorrow.
We have invested over $3 million dollars to fund research in innovative treatment options for childhood cancers as well as programs to enrich the lives of children affected by cancer, and their families.
Our support of these children and their families includes providing fun and free programs to allow them to forget about their chemo and hospital stays and just be kids; funding the cost of a full-time Spanish-English translator who works with families and doctors to assure that key knowledge and information about their child's cancer and treatment is understood by those for whom English is a second language; we fund and organize the "Buddy Bags" that contain necessities for lengthy hospital stays that are distributed to every child admitted to Children's Medical Center - Dallas for cancer treatment.
We hope you'll be inspired to join our cause. If you would like to find out more about volunteering for Wipe Out Kids' Cancer, please email us at

30th Anniversary Gala

In 2010, Wipe Out Kids' Cancer celebrates 30 years of fighting for children with cancer.  In honor of this milestone, Honorary Chairs The Craig Leslie family and Event Chair Mary Poss will host an evening at The Adolphus Hotel on November 5th.  The evening will begin with the Jersey Mike's VIP Cocktail Pary followed by dinner, dancing, auction, and the presentation of the Norman Brinker Humanitarian Award.  An evening not to be missed!

To purchase tickets or become a sponsor, please click below:

30th Anniversary Gala Form

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Stanley Korshak is now the official sponsor of the WOKC Guild!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Stanley Korshak is now the official sponsor of the WOKC Guild - Women Working to Wipe Out Kids' Cancer.  Our women's auxiliary is passionate about making a difference in the world of pediatric cancer. The Guild is comprised of some of Dallas’ most dynamic and influential ladies who desire to see the day when all children are living cancer free.

Ladies - You will not want to miss this Stanley Korshak event on December 2!   Mark your calendars now and be watching for details.

SK will solicit local designers to create and fill unique Christmas stockings for a silent auction that can't be purchased anywhere else!

At Wipe Out Kids' Cancer, our mission is to invest in the lives of children by funding cancer research, by healing the soul through fun experiences and by advocating for a cancer-free tomorrow.
WOKC has spent 30 years developing quality programs to not only fight cancer but to help patients as well.  Our work is desperately needed as pediatric cancer remains the number one killer of children in America by disease.  The facts simply don't lie don't lie.
Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer is proud to have pledged $1 million to the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Medical Center Dallas and to raise money for the following partner programs for
children affected by cancer:

Ambassador Program

In 1987, Wipe Out Kids' Cancer started the Ambassador program to provide children with cancer an opportunity to just be kids at a couple of fun events each year, but in the process we created much more…a supportive network of families who not only enjoy monthly activities, but also have a purpose and support system for the whole family battling the disease. Each activity involves the whole family, and although it is usually a very normal activity for most families, for a cancer patient who is no longer able to do “normal”, these activities provide a respite from the daily chemo and hospital stays. Over the last twenty years, Wipe Out Kids' Cancer has served over 225 families through the Ambassador program, and has remained in contact with many through the annual reunion. Many of the Ambassador families say that the Ambassador program not only saved their child, it saved their family.


Each year, the medical staff at Children’s requests support from Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer to fund a specific research project. For 2008, the monies raised will go to a research program aimed at Neuroblastoma. This form of cancer is the third most common pediatric cancer. Since 1980, the survival rate for pediatric cancer has improved significantly, however, for kids fighting Neuroblastoma, the overall survival rate is still less than 40%. Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer will not halt its efforts until all children are free from the threat of cancer.

Buddy Bags

In an effort to reach all families with a child diagnosed with cancer at Children’s, Wipe Out Kids' Cancer has volunteered to provide Resource Bags for nearly 300 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year. From basic essentials to therapeutic respites, these bags are filled with necessities for the patient and family upon diagnosis and immediate admittance to the hospital.

Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Wipe Out Kids' Cancer also supports the following programs at Children’s: (1) an endowment fund which provides for visiting professors to present current information to the doctors at CMC, (2) a Spanish Translator on the CCBD floor of Children’s to help non-English speaking patients understand their diagnosis and treatment options, (3) an endowment fund to provide on-going toys and crafts for the CCBD playroom.

Young Heroes Scholarship

In addition to all of the funds raised for our local Children’s hospital, Wipe Out Kids' Cancer is helping pediatric cancer survivors nationally through the Young Heroes Scholarship program. The scholarship was established in 2006 through a generous grant from Texas Rangers Shortstop, Michael Young and his wife, Cristina Barbosa Young, to provide scholarships to pediatric cancer survivors attending college. In its third year, the scholarship program has already benefited 30 pediatric cancer survivors.


  1. This is such an important cause. It breaks my heart to think of the mothers and fathers looking into their babies eyes and seeing them so sick.
    Cancer affects the entire family. If you can attend the run please give.

  2. I would do it but I have a run the next morning. great info.