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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Agents in the Community – Charlotteans 4 Cancer Cure (C4CC)

By: Lee Steinour – Digital Marketing Manager

6 years ago a group of women in the 18-Hole Ladies Golf Association at Carmel Country Club came up with a wonderful way to raise thousands of dollars to help bring cutting-edge cancer treatments to Charlotte and the Carolinas.

Many of the women in this tight-knit group and their families have been touched by cancer and so far through their hard work and dedication, they’ve raised more than $150,000 for the Levine Cancer Institute.

Ivester Jackson real estate agent Leslie Fisher is involved with C4CC and says funds are far-reaching “They work on clinical trials and research for a variety of cancers, not just one specific one, so the nice thing is our money impacts so many people!”

Two C4CC recognition plaques have been placed in Levine Cancer Institute public spaces including The Phase 1 Clinical Trials Family Waiting Room which was dedicated in August 2014 and another plaque was added to the LCI Pharmacy in 2016.

Want to get involved? You can still attend the 6th Annual C4CC Dinner Reception/Silent Auction on Thursday, October 5th at 5:30 PM at Carmel Country Club – contact Margie Eades (C4CCcancer@aol.com or 704-236-0920) for details before the Friday, September 29th deadline.

You can also make a financial donation to Levine Cancer Institute’s Phase 1 Clinical Trials at http://www.givecarolinas.org/C4CC 

The 6th Annual Charlotteans 4 Cancer Cure Golf Tournament will be held this year on October 5th, at Carmel Country Club.

Learn more about Leslie Fisher and view her most recent listings.


Agents in the Community – Back to School

By: Lee Steinour – Digital Marketing Manager

Supporting Local Schools

As students head back to school they’ll be surrounded by teachers, staff, and parents all there to help them navigate the new year along with new challenges.

Boosterthon Fundraiser at JV Washam Elementary

Ivester Jackson Christie’s agent Melissa Turney is one of those parents positively influencing students at both JV Washam Elementary School and Bailey Road Middle School in Cornelius, North Carolina.

Making a Difference

Melissa Turney – Broker Ivester Jackson Christie’s

Melissa says “I strongly believe that providing children with a great educational experience is one of the most important opportunities in our community and our society.  Through volunteering at two of our local schools, I have seen the difference we can make in the teachers and students lives with just a little bit of time and effort.”

For seven years Melissa has been dedicating her time in many different roles at J.V. Washam; including as Room Parent, Committee Chair for 5th Grade Promotion, Family Nights Out Chair, & Teacher Appreciation Chair.  She’s also served on the board as VP of Volunteers, President, and Past President.

She says “This will be my last year at JV Washam and I will really miss the staff and the school.”

Technology, Playgrounds, and Celebrations

During her time volunteering at JV Washam Melissa has helped raise more than $40,000 each year through fundraising efforts. She’s also worked with the board to purchase school technology, makeover the Media Center and build a playground.

International Night at Bailey Road Middle School

At Bailey Road Middle Melissa served as VP of School Support on the PTSA board last year where she helped to support the teachers and students through Teacher Appreciation events, Honor Roll Celebrations, End of Year Parties, & ACE Awards…. she’ll continue serving in the same role this year.

When she’s not volunteering, Melissa is busy helping home buyers find their dream home and she’s dedicated to helping sellers achieve their real estate goals. She is passionate about providing impeccable service to her clients and assisting them during the entire process from contract to closing and beyond.

You can learn more about Melissa Turney and view some of IvesterJackson’s most recent listings.


Michelle Campos & The Ada Jenkins Center Spring Gala

Ivester Jackson | Christie’s agents are very involved in the local community, serving dozens of charities around the region.

Each month we spotlight one of our brokers who is helping to make Charlotte a better place.  Today we’re highlighting Michelle Campos, who works with the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson. “The reason I got involved with the Ada Jenkins Center was to help make a direct impact on our community. While most look at our area as an affluent community, there are many people in need,” says Michelle, who is serving on the sponsorship committee for center’s 2017 Spring Gala.

A native of Charlotte, Michelle grew up in the SouthPark area and attended UNC Charlotte as a Division 1 scholarship tennis athlete.

After graduating, she moved on to a Fortune 500 sales career and soon became a successful business owner; owning both a large 0011 Campos MichelleCrossFit gym as well as an athletic recovery business in the Lake Norman area.

Drawing from her experience in high-level athletics, and from growing multiple successful businesses, Michelle brings an analytical, and results-oriented approach to her real estate
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View Michelle’s Current Listings

Ada Jenkins Center 2017 Spring Gala

This year Michelle is on the sponsorship committee for the Ada Jenkins Center largest annual fundraising event, the Spring Gala, which will be held on Saturday,  April 29th.

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The Ada Jenkins Center has a direct impact in our community in several facets:

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  • Free health services for those in need from all volunteer doctors and nurses in our area.
  • Crisis assistance within the community.
  • The LearnWorks after school program for children who have a place to go and get help with their school work.
  • A mobile dental clinic that travels to and even beyond Mecklenburg county from volunteer dentists in the region.
  • The Ada Jenkins Center services Northern Mecklenburg all the way to Southern Iredell counties, as well as Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, and Mooresville.

For the first time ever, the gala is being held on site at the Ada Jenkins Center in 2017. The staff at the center is happy to set up tours and have volunteer orientation sessions throughout the year.

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Michelle’s Highlights:

•2015/2016 Top Producer With $15M in sales
•Serving Charlotte and Lake Norman –primarily Davidson
• Offering dynamic and inclusive marketing programs
• Affiliated with prestigious Christie’s International Real Estate/ Auction House

View Michelle’s Current Listings


Susan Dolan

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Susan Dolan, a multi-million dollar producer, spends her days helping clients buy and sell some of Lake Norman’s most luxurious homes.

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Susan relocated from Southern California to Lake Norman in 2009, living and working in the area for the past 7 years, Susan’s become a very involved in her local community and supports various organizations and charities, on top of her list is North Lincoln High School and North Lincoln Middle School where her 3 children attend. Creating community and school spirit has been a major focus of Susan’s for the last 4 years.

North Lincoln High School Fundraising

She’s also helped North Lincoln High School raise several thousand dollars in various areas. The Technology Drive- raised over $10K for school Technology, the football drive raised more than $1700 for football items for coaches and players and Susan’s donated more than $1000 through North Lincoln Sports Boosters as well as donating to North Lincoln Middle School and being a member of both the High school and middle school PTO’s.

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Sailview Community Fundraiser

For the past three years Susan has also sponsored the Sailview Community Garage Sale.  All the proceeds raised from this event help the Sailview Social Committee raise funds and plan for community events for the children and adults throughout the year.

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“HATS”

Susan has been donating to the adoption events that “HATS” hosts to find animals their forever homes. Helping Animals to Survive Inc. (HATS), is a regional 501c3 that seeks to help animals in our regionto not only live, but THRIVE! They are a dynamic, dedicated and lively organization committed to helping those that cannot speak for themselves. Our organization is one of the largest in the area,running on the support and dedication of our volunteers and the generous support of business leaders within our communities. Susan in conjunction with Ivester Jackson was a leader of the pack donor for a “HATS” event on October 14th.

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4762 Trails End Road

Visit Susan’s website to learn more about her extensive knowledge of the area schools, communities, and lifestyles, and view her most current listings.

You can also sign up to receive SUSAN’S EXCLUSIVE GUIDE TO DENVER!

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The Roaring 20’s – PCF’s Annual Gala

Ivester Jackson / Christie’s International Real Estate is excited to be a gold sponsor again this year at The Peninsula Community Foundation’s annual fundraising event, “The Roaring Twenties Gala,” which will be held this weekend at The Peninsula Club at Lake Norman.

It will be a fun night filled with gangsters, silent screen stars, and flappers.

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This annual fundraising gala will help raise money to support local organizations, improving the lives of those in need in our community.

Founded in 2001, The PCF slogan is “Neighbors Helping Neighbors,” it’s an all-volunteer organization serving North Mecklenburg County. “PCF brings people, capital, and ideas together to help local Lake Norman charities and the communities they serve.”

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Projects include; contributing money to help build Habitat homes, funding for The Ada Jenkins Center, improving the Hope House in Huntersville, and providing need-based college scholarships to students from North Mecklenburg public high schools.

This just touches on the work of PCF, they support many more charitable organizations, to learn more visit the PCF website.

Our agents are very involved in supporting our communties, you can find out more here.

 


The Patriot Gala – Supporting Our Military

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Reed and Lori Jackson, Matthew and Elizabeth Brown – 2015 Patriot Gala

We’re excited to once again support The Patriot Gala this year, coming up soon on November 5th.

Last year’s event was very patriotic as “it recognizes and values what our men and women give to our country with their selfless sacrifice and it ultimately inspires all in attendance to share some of themselves to support our military. It is an evening filled with laughter, tears and warmth.” (Patriot Military Family Foundation Website)

The highlight of the evening includes honored military speakers and guests and is a tribute to the men and women who have served from our great state of North Carolina.

This event includes a silent and live auction with everything from jewelry, wine and dine, travel, sporting events and more to bid on.

Last year four service dogs were presented to local veterans suffering from PTSD and this year four more will be awarded.

Learn more about The Patriot Gala and buy your tickets now!
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Community Spotlight – The Patriot Gala

By Lee Steinour: Digital Marketing Manager

Ivester Jackson Christie’s International Real Estate was honored to sponsor Charlotte’s premier black tie Gala, The Patriot Gala, last weekend at Quail Hollow in Charlotte.

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Reed Jackson, Lori Ivester Jackson, Matthew Paul Brown, Elizabeth Brown

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Patriot Charities, this annual event raises funds to support wounded military and their families in the Carolinas. Attendees enjoyed fine wine and food, along with exciting silent and live auctions.

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Honored military speakers addressed the audience, attendees viewed a military tribute video, and Congressman Robert Pittenger led a salute to fallen soldiers.

Special guests included Dr. David Callaway; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at CMC Charlotte, US Congressman Robert Pittenger, and members of the North Carolina National Guard.

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During the event Patriot Charities also awarded four service dogs to four deserving veterans.

To learn more about Patriot Charities visit their website. 

To  learn more about other charities we support, please visit our Community Involvement page.

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Community Spotlight – The Peninsula Community Foundation

By Lee Steinour: Digital Marketing Manager

Ivester Jackson / Christie’s International Real Estate is excited to sponsor The Peninsula Community Foundation’s annual fundraising event, “Mardis Gras in November,” which will be held this weekend at The Peninsula Club at Lake Norman.

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This annual fundraising gala will help raise money to support local organizations, improving the lives of those in need in our community.

Founded in 2001, The PCF slogan is “Neighbors helping Neighbors,” it’s an all-volunteer organization serving North Mecklenburg County. “PCF brings people, capital, and ideas together to help local Lake Norman charities and the communities they serve.”

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Projects include; contributing money to help build Habitat homes, funding for The Ada Jenkins Center, improving the Hope House in Huntersville, and providing  need-based college scholarships to students from North Mecklenburg public high schools.

This just touches on the work of PCF, they support many more charitable organizations, to learn more visit the PCF website.

Read about other organizations we support around Charlotte.