Builders FirstSource Inc. recently announced that its annual Swing for the Cure golf charity event raised more than $1.2 million for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

Officials said the total marks a new record for the event and underscores the company’s commitment to supporting the fight against blood cancer. Among this year’s event sponsors were: Andersen Windows and Doors, The AZEK Company, Boise Cascade, Cornerstone Building Brands, DuPont, EVOTEK, Great Southern Wood Preserving, Hampton Lumber, Huber Engineered Woods, Jeld-Wen, Masonite, Metrie, MI Windows and Doors, M/I Homes, Millwork Sales, Novo Building Products, ODL, Pella Windows and Doors, PrimeSource Building Products, Specialty Building Products, Steves & Sons, Therma-Tru and Woodgrain.

Since its partnership with LLS began in 2006, the company 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.

“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 and ESPN analyst Merril Hoge as its keynote speaker. Hoge spoke to the audience about his battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and his strategies for overcoming obstacles to achieve goals.

“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 includes raising at least $2.5 million for LLS.

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