Builders FirstSource Raises $1.2M at Charitable Event
Builders FirstSource is looking to raise $2.5 million for LLS in 2023.
Held at TPC Las Colinas in Irving, Texas from May 31 to June 1, the achievement marks a new record for the event. Builders FirstSource also noted that the achievement underscores its commitment to supporting the fight against blood cancer.
Since its partnership with LLS began in 2006, the Texas-based prodealer and building solutions provider has raised more than $9 million to fund critical research, patient support, and advocacy programs aimed at advancing the treatment and cure of blood cancer.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS is a global leader in the fight against blood cancer. The LLS mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
"We are humbled and grateful for the overwhelming support shown by our customers and suppliers in helping us surpass the $1 million mark,” said Dave Rush, CEO of Builders FirstSource. “Together, we are making a tangible difference in the lives of patients and their families."
The event featured former NFL star, cancer survivor, best-selling author, and ESPN analyst Merril Hoge as its keynote speaker.
Guided by his ‘Find a Way,’ philosophy, Hoge inspired the audience with his story of strength and perseverance in the face of adversity, including his battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and his strategies for overcoming obstacles to achieve one’s goals.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is a global leader in the fight against blood cancer. Click here for more info.
We extend our gratitude to all those who celebrated, honored, and remembered those affected by blood cancer," said Coker Powell, LLS senior vice president and chief development officer. "With the continued support and generosity of Builders FirstSource and its partners, we can work towards achieving a world without blood cancer. Their support directly supports LLS’s mission: developing cutting-edge treatments, offering crucial resources to patients and families on their blood cancer journeys, and advocating for healthcare that any patient can access and afford.”
Builders FirstSource's 2023 goal is to raise at least $2.5 million for LLS.
In addition to hosting golf tournament fundraisers, the company is actively involved with LLS’s Light The Night, a series of events where blood cancer survivors and supporters join together in walks to raise funds for research, advocacy, and patient services. For more information, click here.
Based in Irving, Texas, Builders FirstSource operates more than 500 locations in 42 states.
Sponsors of this year’s golf tournament included Accenture, Alpine ITW, American Gypsum, Andersen Windows & Doors, The AZEK Company, Boise Cascade, Canfor, Capital Lumber, Composite Technology International, Cornerstone Building Brands, DAP Global Inc., D.R. Horton, DuPont, DW Distribution, EVOTEK, Front Light Building Company, Georgia-Pacific, Great Southern Wood Preserving, Hampton Lumber, Hixson Lumber Company, Huber Engineered Woods, Interfor, James Hardie, J.D. Irving, J.M. Thomas Forest Products, JELD-WEN, Knauf Insulation, Langboard Inc., LP Building Solutions, The Marwin Company, Masonite, Meritage Homes, Metrie, MI Windows and Doors, M/I Homes, Millwork Sales, MiTek, Novo Building Products, ODL, OrePac Building Products, Owens Corning, Ox Engineered Products, Pacific Woodtech, Pella Windows and Doors, PrimeSource Building Products, Reeb, Resolute Forest Products, RoyOMartin, SentinalOne, Simpson Strong-Tie, Specialty Building Products, Steves & Sons, Taylor Morrison, Therma-Tru Doors, Trex, Versatex Building Products, West Fraser, Weyerhaeuser, and Woodgrain.