REALTORS Care®: Heartburn Day raises $30K for Heart and Stroke Foundation

Our top-performing REALTORS Care® article for March profiled REALTORS® from Sutton Group–First Choice Realty Ltd. as they cooked up $30,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation during their chili cook-off fundraising event, fittingly called Heartburn Day. Heartburn Day raises $30K for Heart and Stroke Foundation was published March 8. You can also raise awareness for your favourite charity by sharing your own inspiring story.   

The Sutton Group–First Choice Realty Ltd. team was certainly feeling the burn.

Their annual chili cook-off fundraising day, fittingly called Heartburn Day, ended up raising $30,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

“Heartburn Day is an annual fundraiser for our local Heart and Stroke Foundation,” said REALTOR® Stephanie Theodoropoulos. “Businesses, restaurants, service clubs all come together to see who can make the best chili. Hundreds of locals come out to taste and vote for the best while they shop the silent auction table, listen to live music and chat with friends. Sutton Group–First Choice Realty Ltd. is a major sponsor of the event and we volunteer selling tickets and taking donations at the door.”

Heartburn Day began 31 years ago and is now a favourite foodie tradition. The theme at this February’s cook-off was “All Around the World” and featured dozens of unique chilies. Proceeds are directed to heart disease and stroke research.

Earlier in February, Sutton Group–First Choice Realty Ltd. also supported Stratford Winterfest, a family-friendly event featuring ice block forts, a petting zoo, a bouncy castle playground, an ice sculpture competition and high-performance snowmobile stunts.

In 2017, this Sutton office raised an astounding $6,102 for the Stratford Perth Hospice Project through a silent auction, dinner and an office contribution.

Matt Day brings his experience as a nationally-recognized multimedia journalist to the Canadian Real Estate Association as a Communications Advisor. Matt provides professional writing, digital media and communications support to CREA and assists in developing engaging social media content. He is regularly featured in the CREA Café where he provides interesting and entertaining content for REALTORS® to enjoy. Matt is a professional photographer but has dreams of becoming a rock star. He also enjoys mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and using the Oxford comma.

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