Childhood cancer research foundation, With Purpose, plans to break the world record for the largest and tallest structure made of Lincoln Logs. The build will take place on March 10, 2018 at the Belmond Charleston Place.
Individual donations can be made to sponsor the build at three different tiers: Carpenter for $10, Engineer for $30, and Master Builder for $50. Corporate sponsorships are still available starting at $500. Funds from this event will be put toward pediatric cancer research.
The build is in honor of Sam Lee, who passed away in in March 2016 after a long battle with DIPG. Even within hours of dying from terminal brain cancer, five-year-old Sam was doing what he loved: building.
"Sam loved building," said Erin Benson, Sam Lee's mother and the founder of With Purpose. "If he didn't have a toy to build with, he would find something else, like pillows or books. This structure not only honors Sam, but means that his life can continue to influence and inspire others."
Architectural firm Novus Architect has volunteered to design and execute the structure.
At 12 feet and 4 inches, the city of Lincoln, Nebraska currently holds the world record for the tallest structure of Lincoln Logs. When With Purpose began collecting logs last spring, a call for 11,000 logs was made. Soon after, the request went viral, resulting in donations of more than 20,000 logs from across the United States.
The structure will be on display in the lobby of the Belmond Charleston Place for 30 days. There is no fee to view the structure.
For more information on the drive and how to donate, please visit www.with-purpose.org.