ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by Richmond VA Realtor Shannon Milligan

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by Richmond VA Realtor Shannon Milligan

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by Richmond VA Realtor Shannon MilliganI have been enjoying watching the ALS Ice Bucket Challenges that have been flooding my Facebook feed. I think it is a wonderful way to raise awareness for a lesser known disease and a fantastic fundraiser. Although I don't know the statistics, I do know millions upon millions have been donated due to this fun, simple challenge! 

My Great Aunt passed away from ALS many years ago. We were not close and at the time the only thing I knew about ALS was that the toll it took was very difficult for her family to watch. It is like someone just gets lost inside of their own body.

Richmond VA Realtor, Shannon Milligan, Nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

As I was enjoying these videos, I was secretly hoping I would get out of this little phenomenon. However, my friend Robin decided to nominate me and I thought I might as well go big or go home! So what did I do? Well, take a look at the video below and find out!

Video of Richmond VA Real Estate Agent, Shannon Milligan, Accepting the ALS Challenge

Please Share this ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video

Now that you have seen my little video, it is my hope that you will share it. I firmly believe in running my Richmond VA real estate business, the RVA Home Team with Jefferson Properties, from a place of contribution! I would love nothing more than to write that large check out to the ALS Association once this luxury estate home, located at 3423 Lake View Road Mechanicsville, is SOLD!

In the meantime, I will be drying off and heading over the the ALS website now to make a donation today!

Originally published at: http://www.rvahometeam.com/richmondvanews/als-ice-bucket-challenge-richmond-va-realtor-shannon-milligan/

 

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Shannon Milligan, Associate Broker/Realtor

RVA Home Team

Winning with Integrity

eXp Realty 

6802 Paragon Place #410, Richmond, VA, 23230

804-248-8207 (cell)

www.rvahometeam.com

 

 

 

Comments (26)

Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Shannon, you are a rock star. I think you'll have that house sold in no time.

Aug 20, 2014 10:29 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Shannon. Great job! Love the video, especially where you decided to take the challenge. Very creative and great looking home.

Aug 20, 2014 08:38 PM
Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

Roy - Isn't it amazing?! Oh, and Happy Birthday!

Joan - I am donating to ALS anyway, but will be able to donate more when this home closes! I love what Charlie Sheen did. 

Will - I actually had planned for all of the broker's at the open throw water on me, but they had all left by the end!

Nick - It was freezing! I had put the pitcher in the fridge...not sure WHY I did that, lol!

Anita - Thank you! As I mentioned, I will be making a donation anyway, this is just another way that I can give back.

Michelle Gibson - Thank you! Someone made a comment on my Facebook about self promotion and I hate that. Sure, there is some of that and I am trying to come from contribution just as when you buy a pair of Toms shoes, they give a pair to needy kids. Or Yoplait Yogurt making a donation to breast cancer awareness when you buy their product and turn in the lids. I am not asking people to buy the house so I can make a doantion, I am telling people I WILL make a donation when the right person buys the home and we close. 

Tammie White  - Thanks! See my above comment to Michelle. 

Joe - Thanks!

 

 

 

Aug 21, 2014 01:33 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for your comments on my blogs.

Have a wonderful day with your camera in hand.

Aug 21, 2014 01:55 AM
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Shannon, I'm sure your client was thrilled with your promotion of their house and they are the ones who really matter. Besides, others are looking at that and saying, that's the type of agent I want to hire; someone who talks about my listing at every opportunity. After all, that is our business and that business gives us the ability to abundantly share with others who are in need. Great way to promote your business, your listing and ALS awareness. BRAVO!!

Aug 21, 2014 02:32 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Good for you and love the video - it must have been ccc-cold judging from your screams. So smart to tie in the challenge to your listing. :)

Aug 21, 2014 05:49 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Shannon,  I hope it was warm outside, becuse that looked like it was really cold.  Good luck with your sale.

Aug 21, 2014 06:26 AM
Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

Tammie White -Thanks for that!

Debb - Thank you! It was freezing as I wasn't thinking and had put the pitcher in the fridge during my broker's open, lol!

Larry - It was very cold! But it was for a good cause. The idea was to have all thr agents throw the water on me, but since I couldn't do it until the end of the open, no one was left but someone to film me, lol!

 

Aug 21, 2014 07:43 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Shannon, yeah...I'm not sure why you did that either...you look like a reasonably intelligent individual, but kudos to you :)

Aug 21, 2014 07:51 AM
Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

Nick T Pappas I had been using it for my broker's open and I just stuffed it in there so it was out of sight. Then I added the ice and well...the scream speaks for itself ;)

Aug 21, 2014 07:53 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Shannon, ditto to what Roy Kelley had to say! I think that has been the most fun and entertaining fundraiser ever! It certainly has been memorable and all for a great cause too!

I loved your video and the courage it took for you to do that!

Aug 21, 2014 08:09 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Shannon

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a great cause . . . . and a great way to cool off on a hot day.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Aug 21, 2014 08:57 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Love the idea Shannon and how you tied it to your listing. That is smart marketing and a giving heart.

Aug 21, 2014 12:26 PM
Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale

Shannon, congratulations for raising the awareness for this ALS challenge, and this is the first time I have actually learned about what it is for.  That for taking the time to explain and enjoyed the video.  How refreshing and much better in August than in January!!!

Aug 21, 2014 11:45 PM
Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

Patricia - I just read about $42 MILLION raised versus like $2 million at the same time last year. AMAZING!

Lou - It was a particularly humid day, but that water was freezing!

Debbie - Thank you! I can not wait to write that check!

Sharon & Bruce - Very true! Maybe next year they should change it to a polar bear challenge ;)

 

 

Aug 22, 2014 12:27 AM
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Realtor Shannon Milligan in Richmond, Virginia, this video had a lot of talking, however the end was very vocal. Now that it is Friday, it would make me happy if you had a enjoyable summer weekend.

Aug 22, 2014 04:53 AM
Whitney Watson
First Heritage Mortgage - Henrico, VA

Shannon, I'm sure you'll sell the house quickly! It looks like a beautiful property and your donation is very kind!

Aug 22, 2014 05:13 AM
Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

Will - Thank you! Hope you have a great weekend as well! I am working on a new listing and have a showing for this home!

Whitney - Thank you!

Aug 23, 2014 02:54 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Shannon - I'll share the video.  I hope you sell the house quickly.

Aug 24, 2014 12:36 AM
Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

Grant - Thanks! I appreciate that!

Aug 25, 2014 10:04 PM