Build for a Cure fights cancer with 21-day entire home build

Build for a Cure fights cancer with 21-day entire home build
Build for a Cure fights cancer with 21-day entire home build

Local community groups have teamed up with corporate partners to build a house in just 21 days – with all profits to go to charity.

The fourth instalment of Build for a Cure helps mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

All materials, labour and furnishings, as well as the land itself, have been donated to the cause.

The Children’s Cancer Institute, McDonald Jones Homes, McCloy Group, and Austral Bricks are among the entities that have joined forces to help out on the home build in The Bower estate in Medowie in the Hunter region.

Others include Freedom, Fisher & Paykel, Winning, PRDNationwide, the Kurri Rotary Club and the John Hunter Children’s Hospital.

The home, which is being constructed between August 27 and September 16, is set to go to auction on October 21.

The home and its contents will be auctioned off with all proceeds going towards funding further research at the Children’s Cancer Institute.

Build for a Cure has raised more than $2 million so far, said the Executive Director of the Children’s Cancer Institute, Michelle Haber.

"Children's Cancer Institute exists purely to put an end to childhood cancer,” Haber said.

“950 Australian children are diagnosed with cancer every year with 50 of those children hailing from the Hunter Region in spite of significant advances in survival rates still three children are dying from cancer each week in Australia, we won’t stop until this number is zero.

“Our goal is to save the lives of all children with cancer and improve their long-term health through research.”

Build for a Cure Ambassador, Scott Cam, is excited for this year’s build to commence.

“It’s not every day you see an entire house built in just 21 days. It’s remarkable to see the hundreds of volunteer that work together to make this happen. On day one of the build we start with just a slab and by sunset all of the framework is up and roof truss on,” Cam said.

“The Build for a Cure home is the ultimate package. It’s a masterfully-built home, finished with professional interior design, immaculate landscaping and high-quality appliances all set in the beautiful Hunter region suburb of Medowie.”

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