David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held builder, is celebrating its residents in Encore at FishHawk Ranch with month-long homeowner appreciation events, culminating with a head-shaving event on Saturday, April 21, benefitting the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer and donor powered charity committed to supporting the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.
Trisha Primiano, Sales Hostess at Encore said, “We decided to do the St. Baldrick’s foundation fundraiser as our project’s CARE event because of a resident named Trish Duncan. Trish came to talk to me in early fall to see if we could undertake this fundraiser to conquer childhood cancer.”
Duncan, a retired teacher, was very close to two students who died of cancer, and this St. Baldrick’s event will be her sixth time to be a shavee, once again going bald to raise monies for a cause dear to her heart. According to Duncan, “Children are our future, we need to do all we can to guarantee they reach their potentials as adults; one head at a time”.
Homeowners within the community are invited to participate in the second annual flamingo decorating contest and other events, concluding with the fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s. Encore by David Weekley Homes set a fundraising goal of $5,000 to donate toward pediatric cancer research.
This bold act of baldness has gained major momentum since its start in 2000. Now, it is your chance to make a difference in a fun and meaningful way.
The month-long events are an initiative of the company’s CARE program, a charitable and volunteer program that joins team members, homeowners, homebuyers and community partners with nonprofits to make a positive impact in the lives of everyone it touches and in all the communities it builds through its purpose, Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives. This is accomplished by company team members volunteering countless hours to different organizations in their communities and by The David Weekley Family Foundation donating more than $100 million to a variety of organizations through the U.S. and abroad over the past 20 years.