CHICAGO, Sept. 6, 2013 – The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will visit Apollo School, 10100 Dee Road, Des Plaines, Ill., on Sept. 14 as part of the school's "Get in Gear to Start the Year" walk/bike/run event. The goal of the event, created in cooperation with the Illinois Safe Routes to School program, is to encourage students to walk and bike safely to school each day.
The main event of the morning will be a 3K walk/bike/run open to students, their families and all members of the community, as well as to pets that are on a leash. The event begins at 8 a.m., and the 75-foot-tall RE/MAX balloon will be tethered until approximately 9 a.m., weather permitting.
The RE/MAX balloon has become a nationally recognized corporate symbol since it was created 35 years ago and then combined with the now familiar RE/MAX "Above the Crowd!"® slogan. Today, the balloon enjoys great success in achieving both educational and promotional objectives, appearing frequently at schools, festivals, parades and charity events.
The RE/MAX balloon will be involved in more than 100 educational programs presented by its crew at schools across northern Illinois this year.
RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of 2,000 sales associates and 100 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of residential and commercial brokerage services. Its www.illinoisproperty.com and www.remax.com websites are leaders in consumer visits among real estate franchise brands. The www.global.remax.com website allows consumers to search properties around the globe; www.theremaxcollection.com is a specialized portal of luxury properties across the U.S., and www.remaxcommercial.com displays commercial properties available nationwide and abroad. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX LLC, a global real estate organization with 91,000 sales associates in 90+ nations. The RE/MAX organization has been recognized for numerous industry honors for excellence, and its Associates continue to lead the industry in professional designations, experience and production. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX. RE/MAX is the official real estate partner of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and the national sponsor of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.