Who is James Radina?

Posted by James Radina | Posted in Personal, Personal Growth | Posted on 23-08-2010

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Serial Volunteer & Local Change Agent

I started as an airport greeter for Make-A-Wish in April of 2008. Because of my dedication, I was named Volunteer of the Month in August 2008. I quickly advanced even higher & trained to become Wish Granter. This allows me to work directly with the wish children to ascertain and plan wishes. This year I was asked to be a co-founding member in a Young Professionals Committee for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego called “3c.” The 3c committee raises funds and awareness through fun social activities tailoring the message to a younger demographics.

(Above is picture of me with Erik, my wish kiddo.  I helped him Give-Away his wish as his wish to help starving kids in Africa!  Full story:  http://makeawish3c.org/wish-stories/)

Also in the last year I have volunteered as a mentor for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Team Challenge Program. It was my 3rd season mentoring and 4th season involved. I have easily assisted in raising well over $20,000 for the organization and helped numerous participants cross the finish line for their first 1/2 marathon.

And last but not least, I have spent countless volunteer hours as a trusted advisor to a new charity starting here in San Diego called Jeans 4 Justice. As an advisor, I help with marketing, branding, internet marketing and social media. I actively volunteer my time to help with cause related events and promotions. In my spare time you will find me participating in Jeans 4 Justice’s new 1/2 Marathon Training Program called Justice In Motion.

Ohh and one more thing, I am an unofficial big brother for a local boy with a life threatening illness. I act as a role model and big brother to this young man in a time when he needs support and love.

I find the most join in life helping others. I am extremely grateful and honored to volunteer my time and resources to making this world a better place. I don’t do it for praise, but maybe my story will inspire others to walk the walk, and be the change THEY would love to see in this world.

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