"Our team is thrilled to make this donation following the close of our sixth St. Jude Dream Home® campaign here in Kansas City," says Zalman Kohen, COO for Summit Homes
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., June 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Homes, a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary through Clayton Properties Group, presented St. Jude Children's Research Hospital representatives a check for $718,000 following the sale of the builder's 2017 St. Jude Dream Home Showplace.
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Summit Homes, the largest new home builder in Kansas City, built the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home Showplace as an extension of the St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway Program, to support children battling cancer and other catastrophic diseases. The builder pledged 100% of proceeds from the sale of the home to as a donation for the research hospital.
The Summit team gathered with representatives from St. Jude and local sponsors at the site of the 2017 Dream Home Showplace in Lee's Summit to present the donation.
"Our team is thrilled to make this donation following the close of our sixth St. Jude Dream Home® campaign here in Kansas City," says Zalman Kohen, COO for Summit Homes. "We're proud to support St. Jude's lifesaving treatment and research efforts."
Summit Homes is a "Zero Hero" builder for St. Jude. The builder partners with national and local sponsors, as well as their network of local trade partners to ensure all materials and labor are donated so that the home is built at zero cost.
"We have an incredible group of trade partners who came together with our Summit team to build this home at zero cost. Without their support and the support of our local and national sponsors, this project would not be possible. It's truly a labor of love for all involved," says Kohen.
St. Jude leads the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Since Summit was named the St. Jude Dream Home® Builder for Kansas City in 2011, nearly $6 million was raised to support the hospital. For ways to donate or get involved with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, visit stjude.org.
About Summit Homes
Summit Homes is the largest new home builder in the Kansas City area. The award-winning company is known for developing and building exceptional communities as well as its innovative design practices. In 2016, Summit joined Clayton Properties Group, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. Summit actively supports numerous organizations committed to helping children and those unable to help themselves, including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Drumm Farm Center for Children, Hope Haven of Cass County and Harvesters: The Community Food Network.
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Our purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children. ® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).