Birmingham is home to one amazing Children’s Hospital. It has been ranked consistently among the best pediatric medical centers in nation by U.S. News and World Report, while also being the third largest pediatric medical center in the United States. Serving that hospital are amazing physicians and many selfless organizations. One such organization is Smile-A-Mile. Smile-A-Mile is dedicated to serving kids with cancer. Their mission is to simply provide hope, healing of the spirit, and love for the whole family during the childhood cancer journey. Such a special organization and a place to call home for many! We immediately knew this was an organization we wanted to be a part of.
KC Realty was recently able to join Smile-A-Mile during one of their annual fundraisers called “Funky Monkey.” The event took place at Regions Field and included a silent and live auction, dinner, and dancing all amid the Birmingham skyline. Auction items included anything from dinner by a chef at your home, beach vacations, and the covenanted iron bowl tickets. After the auction, you were able to contribute and sponsor a child with cancer. Being a team that has a strong focus on family, we knew we wanted to support families whose journeys have been much tougher than our own. We can’t wait to watch these children and families continue to flourish and grow.
If you are looking to getting involved with an outstanding organization in Birmingham, please consider Smile-A-Mile. The organization has an outreach hospital program that lasts throughout the year where they go into these units at the hospital and spend a lot of time with these kiddos and their families playing games, making art, cooking, etc. They also have camp sessions throughout the summer that are targeted to the kids age so that they can be surrounded by those facing the same situation. They hold multiple events throughout the year for all the children and their families to attend to continue to provide them with hope and love. They even have programs that celebrate remission. These special people are truly making the world a better place.
After attending our first event with Smile-A-Mile, we decided that we wanted to continue to be involved with this organization. We plan to run in their upcoming 5k, Monkey C Monkey Run, on September 8th. We would LOVE for you to join us. If you join us, we will provide you with a free KC Realty team t shirt! Giving back to our community is by far the most humbling and gratifying experience that anyone can do for themselves. Please come join us in supporting this powerful organization and serving Birmingham!
Follow the link below to sign up for the run: