When people think about September, thoughts turn to changing colors, cooler weather and football. But for our Nies team, fall always means something a little different. And this past September was no exception. Many don’t realize that September is childhood cancer awareness month. And over the years – as the chosen Wichita St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Builder – childhood cancer is never far from our thoughts.
The month kicked off with the 2019 Wichita St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway groundbreaking ceremony. The home is once again in the beautiful Sandcrest development, located in NW Wichita. More than 50 St. Jude representatives, Nies team members, trade partners, and subcontractors joined us as we celebrated the start of the fourth Wichita Dream Home. The excitement and energy that comes from the yearly groundbreaking ceremony says so much about our dedicated team that generously helps with every home.
The middle of September found Nies teammates Kayce, David, myself and Star Lumber’s David Gatz in Memphis, visiting St. Jude for the 2018 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Builders Summit. This is my fifth time on the grounds of St. Jude, and I continue to be amazed by the technology, research and support for St. Jude patients all around the world. And through the ticket sales for the Wichita Dream Home, St. Jude received $1.1M last year, which again allows families to never have to pay a dime for treatment.
So continue to check in with us as we move forward with the 2019 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. And thank you again for the support as our community joins in the fight against childhood cancers.