American Cancer Society Nevada and Construction Industry Leaders work together vs. cancer – Honors John McLaury of KB Homes and Southern Nevada Home Builders Association (SNHBA)
The American Cancer Society Nevada and Southern Nevada’s leading construction companies held its 4th Annual Construction vs. Cancer Event today, November 13, 2021, at The Silverton Casino. The event gave families across the valley the chance to come together in support of childhood cancer patients in Nevada and nationwide, and it gave 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 also climbed the popular Scaffolding Lookout Tower, dug in the Giant Sandbox, watched live local entertainment on the Main Stage, and helped construct a cure for cancer by lending a hand at the memorable Wall of Hope art project.
Current Construction vs Cancer 2021 event sponsors and volunteers have already raised over $170,000 toward their goal to fight childhood cancer and include dedicated companies Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, NDL Group Inc., Vermeer, Hirschi Companies and many more. All funds raised for the event support the American Cancer Society and its mission to save lives, celebrate 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 46 childhood cancer research grants totaling $27 million (as of March 1, 2021), and with funds raised each year at events like Construction vs Cancer, they are able to do so much more.
The 2021 Construction vs Cancer event team highlighted the efforts of a local hero and advocate for The American Cancer Society with its Compassionate Heart Award. Each year they recognize a voice in the community that drives local support for childhood cancer patients, always with compassion to hasten the day of a world without cancer.
This year, the American Cancer Society Nevada is thrilled to honor John McLaury of KB Homes and Southern Nevada Home Builders Association (SNHBA) with the award. John’s drive and dedication to the fight against cancer through this event helps grow the impact of SNHBA in this fight. “With decades of coping with cancer, as a caregiver and a patient, I am passionate about increasing the awareness of cancer, the importance of annual physicals to catch it early enough to treat it and ultimately, finding a cure.
The American Cancer Society is a terrific organization dedicated to supporting patients and caregivers, and research to develop a cure for cancer….an organization I proudly support,” says John McLaury, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for KB HOME NEVADA and is the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association Chair of their Sales and Marketing Committee.
Because the safety of all event attendees, staff and volunteers is top priority, the American Cancer Society followed all Federal, State and Local recommendations for events and large gatherings related to COVID-19. For more information, visit www.ConstructionVsCancer.org.