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To help RE/MAX Property Centre raise money for Rose Roberts, one of their Realtors®, who is currently undergoing chemo in her fight against breast cancer.

I met "Team Rose" at the Volusia Home Builders Association Saturday Morning bright and early to get set up for a Poker Run.

By "Team Rose" I mean pretty much anyone from RE/MAX Property Centre that wasn't out showing property on Saturday and AC Coluccio from Professional Title's Port Orange Office.

Sue Morrison was in charge of getting things ready and she had bagels, donuts & coffee awaiting our bikers. The bagels needed to be cut, tickets to be tended too and we had young volunteers visiting who were ready to handle the job!









Big Lots had donated cases of Campbell's Chicken Noodle and Tomato Soups with special Breast Cancer packaging and Sue used those for the center pieces on the tables...



  About 10AM our riders began to pull in ready to go..

















Once at the Home Builders Association the riders were greeted by Christy Cagle from Bank of America & Ann Dalton, RE/MAX Associate who signed them up and directed them to the coffee, bagels, donuts, the prize table and raffle tickets along with 50/50 tickets ..


















About 11AM some friends of mine showed up, the Palm Coast Red Knights. This is the third run in the last 6 months I've worked with them on and am proud to be able to call them friends. They are a group of active or retired firefighters that love to ride.















From the Home Builders Association the riders headed north to Hooligans, then to Hijackers in Flagler County, then south to Hanky Panky's in Ormond By The Sea and from there to the stop I was working, the Main Street Station, formally owned by Bill France the founder of NASCAR. After they left me they went to the Wing House, then back to the HBA.




The Chrome Angels, who rode out from Orlando also met me at Main Street Station. I had already met Becky, but had yet to meet Jessi, AKA Sundancer, their President. We had exchanged a couple emails last year when I did a post for their Pink Ribbons For Life ride.

My biggest thrill of the day was introducing Jessi to Joe Vece, the President of the Palm Coast Red Knights. I think you'll be reading about them riding together in the months to come


Neither Jessi or Joe have ever met Rose, yet here they were riding in a poker run for her. That's what it is all about, isn't it?


Once back at the Home Builders Association a free BBQ put on by Tom O'Quinn from Allstate Insurance, O'Quinn Agency and the raffles...






Radio Bob was there to spin music and call the raffle numbers. If you look real hard, you can see him in the corner of the top photo.













 Three Chrome Angels that rode out from Orlando. What a great group of ladies!






Rock Hartley standing with Sundancer who is the President of the Chrome Angels.





We had a total of 91 folks sign up for the event and it raised $2,500 for Rose!

The poker run was actually the 4th event that Rose's friends put on to help raise money for her.

The grand total from all 4 events is just shy of $10,000 to help Rose.

I know Rose will be forever grateful to all the strangers that have come together to help her when she needed it most.


I felt proud to meet all the wonderful people on Saturday that worked so hard to put this together. I also felt proud to be a part of this event too. (Yes, I bought my 50/50 tickets and raffle tickets, even won a couple shirts!) 

There is no better feeling in the world then doing just a little something extra for someone else.

If you would like to donate, please visit They have some beautiful Breast Cancer themed bracelets for purchase, with the proceeds going to Rose.

Hopefully one day we won't have to do these poker runs and benefits anymore...

Until that day you can bet there will be a few from the Biker Community & Real Estate Community pitching in to help.


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Midori Miller
Talk 2 Midori, LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals


WOW, now that is awesome and people sometime just amaze me!  Rose Roberts has contributed to our community, our profession for many years.  It's great to see REALTORS and Bikers together.  I have to read up more on the different biker's...Great job and also I am amazed with you and all of your charitable events you have participated in!  Girl don't you ever sleep? 

May 13, 2008 07:44 AM #1

Wonderful Job Gyps.. as always..It is folks like you that make things happen for folks like Rose...

Rock On!!!

May 13, 2008 11:59 AM #2
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire are inexhaustable! I think you should get into fund raising!

You should get in touch with Karen George here on AR. She is doing some fund raising for BC also(she is a victim) and has some interesting ideas.

May 13, 2008 03:05 PM #3
Neal Bloom
Brokered by eXp Realty LLC - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate

I'm sure since you were running it that it was a great success!

May 14, 2008 12:50 AM #4
Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate

Some people underestimate or misunderstand bikers.  Most of them have hearts of gold and do so much for others.  Great job!  (If we lived closer we would have been there!)

May 14, 2008 12:58 AM #5
"Radio Bob" Barry

Wow, what an exciting and fun day working with so many nice people. I was glad to be invited to be a small part of this terrific team effort to raise money for our neighbor Rose Roberts.

It was great to see so many of  Rose's Coworkers, friends and neighbors come together for such a great lady. The "Chrome Angels"  and the Palm Coast Chapter of the "Red Knights"  (Firefighters) also came thru  to support Rose.

I'd like to take this opportunity  to thank our "Raffle Girl" , "Vanna" (aka: Ann M.) who put up with me all afternoon and did such a great job, she's a real pro, your the best Ann!

May 14, 2008 01:57 AM #6
Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL

Midori, I do sleep, and now I am more behind the scenes, just helping on events. All these people were amazing and I hope to one day meet Rose myself as I have heard some wonderful things about her!

Rock, You're always there to help out when you can too, so put you in that group of "folks"!

May 14, 2008 02:01 AM #7
Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL

Joan, I like to participate in the events, I enjoy it so much. I love the smile it puts on my face, and hopefully the face of the person/people that we are all there to support. I know about Karen, I inlcuded a link to her in the first post I did about Rose. She is one heck of a lady!

Neal, I wasn't running anything, I was volunteering at one stop to pull cards and I took photos. This was all run by Re/Max and they did a fantastic job!

May 14, 2008 02:05 AM #8
Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL

Diane, This is true, a friend of mine, Mickey Jones ( says that "bikers do more for chariety then any other group of people that he knows". He is so right. I hope to see more groups get together like this. Today is the Relay for Life in our area, I hope they bring in thousands!!
Maybe next year you can come for our Bikes and Blues for St. Jude?

Bob! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! You rock!


May 14, 2008 02:07 AM #9
Sue Morrison

Lysa:  You were AWESOME to do this blog as well as give us suggestions for helping the day be such a big success.  And all of the bikers from near & far that participated were so great and we can't thank you all enough for showing up.  I've never done a poker run before and it was only with the help of people like you and Radio Bob that I was able to pull it all together.  Thanks again!

May 14, 2008 03:02 AM #10
Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL

Hi Sue! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! It was my pleasure to do what I could to help you all out with last weekend. I love to do events like this, it puts a smile on my face :)

May 14, 2008 05:44 AM #11
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

OMG! I didn't even know about Rose Roberts. I'm glad to hear so many people are working to help her.

May 16, 2008 07:39 PM #12
Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL

Lisa! I'm really surprised you didn't know. I was very surprised you were not involved, and was hoping you would be there. Next time I will call!

May 19, 2008 02:49 AM #13
Natalie Langford
Realty Negotiations - Winchester, VA
Winchester, VA Real Estate

I stopped by your blog to see what you've been up to and I find yet another moving post with your community involvement!  Hope you're having a great summer! 

Jul 06, 2008 03:45 PM #14
Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL

Hi Nat, It's summer almost year round here! Thanks for stopping by! This was the last charity event I have photographed, I fell into one and DIDN'T have my camera that day! (it was supposed to rain and didn't take my camera on the bike) Hope all is well with you!

Jul 10, 2008 05:23 AM #15
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