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84 Lumber continues fight against breast cancer

The pro dealer makes numerous efforts and contributions to raise awareness.

BY HBSDealer Staff

84 Lumber is making efforts to raise awareness of breast cancer throughout October.

For the second consecutive year, the company will be a flagship sponsor of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Pittsburgh, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Twenty associates from the organization will participate in the event Oct. 6, at Highmark Stadium in Station Square. An 84 Lumber booth will also be present with giveaway items for walkers, including granola bars and pink water bottles.

84 Lumber also designed special T-shirts to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The company sold more than 800 shirts to associates through its Logo Shop, totaling more than $4,000. All proceeds were donated to the American Cancer Society.

Other steps that the organization has taken to raise awareness include changing the color of its iconic 84 Lumber logo ball to pink on its social media channels and creating a pink-themed email signature for all associates.

84 Lumber is also donating 25 care baskets to breast cancer patients at Canonsburg Hospital in Canonsburg, Pa. Each basket will be stocked with a pink blanket, a pink beanie, fuzzy socks, lotion and other items.

Maggie Hardy Magerko, owner and president of 84 Lumber, also made a personal donation of $10,000 to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Hillman Cancer Center. The contribution is being used to provide free parking to patients and their families from Oct. 1 to Oct. 5 as part of the center’s “Parking with a Purpose” program.

“Most people have been affected by breast cancer in some capacity,” said Hardy Magerko. “Every October, we look for ways to not only raise awareness, but to also show solidarity with those who are fighting or have fought this devastating illness. 84 Lumber will continue to support the heroic efforts behind finding a cure.”

Based in Eighty Four, Pa., 84 Lumber operates more than 250 stores, component manufacturing plants, custom door shops, custom millwork shops and engineered wood product centers in more than 30 states.

 

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