This September for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the American Cancer Society and Southern Nevada’s leading construction companies are pleased to announce that registration is now available for the 4th Annual Construction vs. Cancer Event to be held Spring 2021. The event gives families across the valley the chance to come together in support of childhood cancer patients in Nevada and nationwide, and it gives Junior Operator attendees an exclusive opportunity to get in the driver’s seat and operate heavy machinery, including backhoes, diggers, and excavators (with supervision). Kids can also climb the popular Scaffolding Lookout Tower, dig in the Giant Sandbox, watch live local entertainment on the Main Stage, and help construct a cure for cancer by lending a hand at the memorable Wall of Hope art project. To stay up to date on the latest news including location and other important event details, register for complimentary general admission on the event website at www.ConstructionVsCancer.org.
Current Construction vs Cancer 2021 event sponsors and volunteers have already raised over $20,000 toward their goal to fight childhood cancer and include dedicated companies NDL Group Inc., the Korte Company, Rinker Materials, Southwest Specialty Contractors, Boyd Martin Construction, KB Home, Pinnacle Homes, the Howard Hughes Corporation, and many more. Information about sponsorship opportunities, volunteerism, and other related needs can be found at www. ConstructionVsCancer.org. All funds raised for the event support the American Cancer Society and our mission to saves lives, celebrates lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer through funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. Because cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death for ages 1-19, the Society currently funds 60 multi- year childhood cancer research grants totaling $34 million (as of March 1, 2020), and with funds raised each year at events like Construction vs Cancer, they are able to do so much more.
“Construction vs Cancer is my favorite event of the year. When you combine my love for the American Cancer Society and my family owning a general contracting company, the fit couldn’t be more perfect,” says Wendi Schweigart, Marketing Director at NDL Group and active member of the American Cancer Society Southern Leadership Board and Construction vs Cancer Event Leadership Committee. “For the last two years our company has been the Sandbox Sponsor, and it has brought myself, my husband, and our staff so much joy. I take great pride in being involved with the committee that plans the event, being able to work side-by-side with staff and watching our ideas turn into a dynamic and inspirational cancer-fighting event is truly a blessing.”
The 2021 Construction vs Cancer event team will also highlight the efforts of local and regional heroes participating in the new national American Cancer Society Gold Together Champions campaign throughout September 2020. This campaign is designed to virtually unite champions across the country to make a greater impact and secure better outcomes for children with cancer. To learn more about the West Regions Gold Together Champions Campaign or to become/nominate a champion for childhood cancer, contact Christina Cappello with the American Cancer Society Nevada at Christina.Cappello@cancer.org, or by calling 702.891.9018.
Location and other important safety details for Construction vs Cancer 2021 will be announced later this year. Because the safety of all event attendees, staff and volunteers is top priority, the American Cancer Society will follow all Federal, State and Local recommendations for events and large gathering related to COVID-19. For more information or if you have questions about the Construction vs Cancer 2021 event, the Gold Together Champions Campaign, or about the American Cancer Society, please contact Christina Cappello at Christina.Cappello@cancer.org, or by calling 702.891.9018.
Photo from 2020 Construction vs Cancer Event
2020 Event raised over $200,000 to fight childhood cancer.
Wall of Hope Art Project from
2020 Construction vs Cancer Event (Sponsored by PENTA Building Group)
About the American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 27 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at (800) 227-2345 or visit cancer.org.