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Volunteer your remarketable gifts and become more marketable!

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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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Jeff Gordon seeks to help children gain their own victories over pediatric cancer

Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation

2013 Corvette Raffle

Purchase your ticket today for a chance to win Jeff Gordon's personal 2012 Grand Sport 4LT Corvette Convertible. Only 7,500 tickets will be sold. The raffle ends Monday, September 23, 2013. The lucky winner will be announced in October.
  View photo gallery of winner announcement from last year.
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Founder, Jeff Gordon

Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Jeff Gordon has combined determination, hard work and decades of experience to achieve an unparalleled roster of victories. Three Daytona 500 wins, Four Brickyard 400 wins, along with numerous other victories and pole positions make Jeff a leader in the sport of racing.
Off the track, Jeff, his wife, Ingrid, daughter Ella and son Leo split their time between Manhattan and Charlotte, North Carolina. Thankful for his healthy child and his successful career, Jeff seeks to help children gain their own victories over pediatric cancer as well as supporting the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital in Concord, NC through the work of The Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. Jeff began supporting organizations such as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society early in his career. The diagnosis of his crew chief’s (Ray Evernham) son in 1992 inspired Jeff to establish his foundation in hopes of helping children facing critical illness to realize their dreams. What had started as a small project driven by one special child has grown into an organization that has raised more than $11 million for children’s charities.
Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation
The mission of Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation is to support children battling cancer by funding programs that improve patients’ quality of life, treatment programs that increase survivorship and pediatric medical research dedicated to finding a cure. In addition the Foundation provides support to Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital in Concord, NC which serves children in the community by providing a high level of primary and specialty pediatric care.
Our Vision
Each child is special and deserves a healthy life that is full of possibilities. Our vision is there will be a day when no child will face the uncertainty of cancer, and that successful treatments will not result in negative, long-term effects.In addition, we envision that the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital will forever serve as a model to other communities who want to provide the highest level of care to all of their children, regardless of their ability to pay.
Current US Based Pediatric Cancer Research/Treatment Initiatives
• Established Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation Pediatric Cancer Research Fund in 2009 at Riley Hospital for Children – investment $1.5 million. Riley is making strides in developing treatments for Neuroblastoma (solid tumors) and brain tumors.
• Funded Long-Term Treatment Study being conducted by the Children’s Oncology Group/CureSearch. The study focuses on gathering data from cancer patients throughout their lifetime to better understand the lifetime effects of various treatments, and ultimately to improve protocol effectiveness as well as minimize negative side effects that often plague children for the rest of their lives. We continue to pursue other initiatives in partnership with CureSearch to further the fight against childhood cancer. (See Attached Summary of COG/CureSearch)
• Funded the Pediatric Cancer Research Portfolio for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for the last three years
• Fund the National Marrow Donor Program (Be The Match) focusing on donor recruitment, patient support and advocacy for both bone marrow and cord blood transplant
• Offer competitive grant program to support local and regional organizations working to improve the lives of children with cancer. Grants are offered up to $15,000
Congressional Interests
-Funding of the Caroline Pryce Walker Act which was passed in 2008 and promised $30 million/year for research. To date, no funds have been appropriated.
-Continuation of research funding at $10 million for FY 2011 under the Department of Defense budget
-Support for the Childhood Cancer Survivorship Act of 2009
-Commitment to join the Pediatric Cancer Caucus which was recently formed in the House of Representative

Kick-It For Childhood Cancer

ABOUT KICK-IT Kick-It was founded by a 10-year old cancer patient with a big dream - to cure cancer by playing kickball. Now a national fundraising program, Kick-It has raised $800,000 since 2009. There is one simple goal- to accelerate a cure for children with cancer. No parent should have to watch a child wait for a cure. By organizing a game, joining a team or making a donation, you are helping thousands of children fighting cancer in your hometown and across the country. Visit to start your team today!

Kick-It is launching a national movement to kick cancer out of EVERY childhood. People will write a message to show support for children with cancer on a sign, take a photo and upload it to a Facebook community page. The campaign will feature people from all walks of life: from pediatric cancer patients to professional athletes. The goal is to have half a million photo messages by September 1st for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation and the NASCAR community;
NHL teams: Washington Capitals, Columbus Blue Jackets, St Louis Blues, Nashville Predators, Dallas Stars, Phoenix Coyotes;
National office home teams; Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers,
Lake Erie Monsters, Cleveland Browns;
Pediatric cancer patients: the 6500 children photographed annually by Flashes of Hope. A direct mail piece will also be sent to the 23,000 families photographed since 2001 and to 58 Children’s Hospital partners across the country.

TAKE FIVE MINUTES AND BECOME A PART OF THE MOVEMENT - "I'M KICKING-IT"Download and Print the PDF Write your own WHY (or) BECAUSE (or) WHO you are kicking it for
Take a photograph
Upload to Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation or Kick It Facebook Pages: or
WHERE THE FUNDS GOFunds raised benefit children’s cancer research across the country. Kick-It utilizes national medical advisory boards to identify the most promising research studies and projects including the clinical research of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). The COG reaches more than 90% of the children with cancer in the United States.

Create Your Fundraiser

The Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation has launched an online tool to assist individuals who wish to fundraise in support of childhood cancer research, treatment, and patient support programs. This new initiative taps your creativity and individualism by allowing you to create your own fundraiser.


Since its inception, the foundation has relied on the generosity of our supporters to assist us in providing support to children battling cancer and patients at The Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital.
With your gift, you become an important contributor to our success and a special part of our foundation. We cannot be successful without you and we thank you in advance for your commitment to these special children.

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7575 West Winds Blvd NW Suite C
Concord, North Carolina 28078
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