Social Media Contest Pulls Heartstrings RE/MAX Names First Weekly "What Moves You?" Winner

The first weekly winner in the RE/MAX “What Moves You?” contest is Roger Blackwell, of Lombard, IL for his story and photo entitled “My Wife Moves Me.” 

Chicago, IL, June 10, 2012 --( The first weekly winner in the RE/MAX “What Moves You?” contest is Roger Blackwell, of Lombard, IL for his story and photo entitled “My Wife Moves Me.” Roger has won an Apple gift card worth $750 and a chance to win a Grand Prize of $10,000.

“It awes me every day, her strength and will to survive,” Roger noted in his submitted story. “My wife moves my heart with her love and caring for others, as well as for myself and our children.”

In his story, Roger relates why his wife Sue moves him. She has had health problems since the age of 25 and was diagnosed with a serious muscular disease. Despite being in a wheelchair for two years, Sue overcame her illness by teaching herself to walk again. Having just celebrated their 25th anniversary, nothing can stop Roger, Sue and the Blackwell family, especially with the tremendous support of their family and friends.

“What Moves You?” is a nine-week social media contest that engages consumers by allowing them to illustrate what moves them – whether they are welcoming a new addition to the family, accepting a promotion in a new city, tying the knot or even downsizing now that the last one flew the coop.

The contest is designed to complement the “For all the things that move you” national ad campaign that RE/MAX rolled out at the beginning of the year.

A weekly winner will be chosen for the remaining seven weeks, receiving a $750 Apple gift card. In the final week, a grand prize winner will be selected, receiving a $10,000 cash prize. Winners are determined by the number of votes they receive from visitors to the contest website, and a donation will be made to Children’s Miracle Network for each entry, up to a total of $8,000.

For information about the winners and the “What Moves You?” contest, read the contest rules and eligibility at This site also allows visitors to enter the contest and to vote.

Additional details about the “What Moves You” contest and its winners can be found on the RE /MAX Facebook page:

A promotional video about the "What Moves You” contest can be seen at

About the RE/MAX Network

RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, real estate industry visionaries who still lead the Denver-based global franchisor today. RE/MAX is recognized as one of the leading real estate franchise companies with the most productive sales force in the industry and a global reach of more than 80 countries. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX.

With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $120 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and other charities.


RE/MAX Northern Illinois

Laura Ortoleva



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