Agents in the Community – Healing Dragons

By: Lee Steinour – Director of Digital Marketing

Carnevale Rosa di Firenze (Florence Pink Carnival) to be held on Carolina Grace.

 

Carnevale Rosa di Firenze (Florence Pink Carnival)

In just a few weeks an Italian style fundraising event will rock the shores of Lake Norman raising money for a great cause, the breast cancer survivor and supporter team Healing Dragons.

The 100- foot yacht Carolina Grace will host the Carnevale Rosa di Firenze.

This fundraising event will raise monies for the Healing Dragons team, which will be participating in the 2018 International Breast Cancer Paddlers’ Commission (IBCPC) Participatory Festival.

The international race is held every four years, and this July it will be in Florence, Italy, 120 teams from around the world are expected to attend.

“Carnevale Rosa di Firenze will be unlike any other event in our area as the Carolina Grace will be transformed into a festive, celebratory and fun floating venue for this unique fundraising event,” said Marlah Ebert, president of the Healing Dragons team and co-captain of their Florence team.  “Where else can you watch an amazing sunset with 100 other non-profit supporters while floating on Lake Norman in March?!”

Ivester Jackson agent Pam Boileau, VP and Secretary for the team and event says “Healing Dragons is a dragon boat racing team for cancer survivors and supporters. However, it is our breast cancer survivors that are going to Florence. The entire Boat, 22 team members, have to be breast cancer survivors.” Pam will be heading to Florence with the team and this is her 8th year participating.

Lake Norman Luxury Yacht Charters debuted the Carolina Grace in September 2017 and the charter company selected Healing Dragons as one of the non-profit organizations they will support this year through their non-profit organization, Charters for Charity.

The night will feature all things Italian, including food, entertainment, and décor. A silent auction and raffle will feature items like custom designed jewelry, local hotel stays, restaurant gift certificates, and tickets to the Opera.

Event tickets are on sale for $100 per person and are limited to the first 100 sold.

If you’re interested in attending this event which will be held Sunday, March 4th 3 – 6 PM please contact:

Pam Boileau 704-905-0366

@Pamb@ivesterjackson.com

Donations can be made to Healing Dragons Inc.

More Information About Healing Dragons:

Press Release: Courtesy of HealingDragons

Founded in 2009, Healing Dragons’ mission is to “inspire, encourage and support survivors of all cancers to triumph over the disease.” Through the collective and collaborative efforts of the team, the sport of dragon boating and team members and supporters’ commitment to health, mental and physical wellbeing, the non-profit’s goal is to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life. Education and community involvement are also a part of the organization’s vision.

The team practices on Mountain Island Lake and annually participates in at least six races throughout the southeast. Each year, the team kicks off its season in May at the Asian Festival on Lake Norman. Healing Dragons of Charlotte is sanctioned as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

About the Sport of Dragon Boating

Dragon boating is the fastest growing water sport in North America. The sport has been in existence for over 2,000 years and as history goes, the earliest races were in China and were rooted in training for naval warfare. Moving forward to the 1970s, the British-controlled government of Hong Kong started dragon boat racing as a way to attract tourism. Interest traveled throughout Europe, Asia and Canada with local festival races being held.

Dragon boats are human-powered watercraft.  Traditional dragon boats are 40 feet in length with ten seats, the 22 team members include side by side paddlers, a drummer/caller and steersperson. There are also ten person boats.  The length of races vary by venue and race conditions but typically range from 250 meters to a 2,000-meter finale.

In 1996, Don McKenzie, a sports medicine specialist in Canada, started the first breast cancer survivor team called “Abreast in A Boat.” It was his belief, and his research confirmed, that the sport would benefit breast cancer survivors through upper body and core strength training, lessening of lymphedema symptoms, team member support, commitment to wellness and the social aspects of being part of a team. In a very short period of time, the IBCPC was founded and now, over 166 teams from five continents are part of this organization. The organization’s international dragon boat festival will be held in Florence, Italy from July 6-8, 2018 and 120 teams, from throughout the world, will participate.

The Healing Dragons team welcomes new members and provide training. They encourage all cancer survivors and supporters to join and will start practices in late March/April depending on weather. Team members do not need to commit to the races.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Ivester Jackson Team

Christie’s Recognizes Ivester Jackson as “Best of The Best.”

 Global Expertise, Tailored Service, Christie’s Credibility 

Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s leading luxury real estate brand, announced this week it has awarded Ivester Jackson its prestigious “Overall Affiliate of The Year Award” at its annual ownership conference, this year held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Reed and Lori Jackson accepting award
Reed and Lori Jackson accepting Affiliate of the Year award

The overall award is given annually to one of Christie’s 145 market leading luxury brokerages from around the world, with recent previous winners including Daniel Feau of Paris, France, and Chestnut Park Real Estate of Toronto, Canada.

Market Leadership & the Passion to Succeed

While announcing the award at the Buenos Aires conference, Christie’s CEO Dan Conn noted, “since joining Christie’s four years ago, Ivester Jackson has grown by more than 200% and tripled in annual volume, in the process becoming the top seller of multi-million dollar estate homes not only in the Charlotte region but in North Carolina.”

Record 5.6 Million Transaction

International Exposure for Luxury Properties

Reed Jackson, IJ’s Managing Partner says “Our partnership with Christie’s has attracted luxury buyers to our agents and properties from a select worldwide audience and delivered maximum exposure for our listed properties. This acknowledgment of our region by an iconic brand like Christie’s highlights the continued emergence of North Carolina as an important destination for luxury property buyers from around the United States as well as for those originating internationally”.

173 Macon Ave - Asheville
173 Macon Ave – Asheville

Award Winning Magazine, Asheville & Events

In the past year, Ivester Jackson has expanded it’s Christie’s partnership into the Asheville, NC market, hosted Christie’s international head of wine and spirits, Noah May, at a wine event in Charlotte’s prestigious Pellyn Wood enclave, and been awarded the Florida Printers’ Association first prize/bound printed for it’s Portfolio of Fine Properties magazine, now distributed to over 11,000 regional luxury homeowners and international subscribers.

Ivester Jackson also wishes to congratulate the other market-level winners from this year’s conference:

Small Market: Special Properties

Medium Market: Coastal Properties Group

Large Market: Hawaii Life

 

Look for a formal announcement from Christie’s International Real Estate early next week.

Please contact Reed Jackson for more information about Ivester Jackson Christies and this prestigious award.

Reed Jackson – Reed@ivesterjackson.com

(704) 713 – 3623

Christie’s Charlotte Homes For Sale & Real Estate