Warren Buffett will be the guest speaker at a fundraiser April 8 at the Nebraska Furniture Mart’s new store north of Dallas.

Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is the majority owner of the Omaha-based furniture retailer, which will raise money for the Cancer Support Community North Texas.

The nonprofit organization provides free emotional and social support for cancer patients and their families in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The Mart has not announced an opening date for the new store, its largest yet.

“This partnership is an opportunity for us to show North Texas we are committed to giving back to our community,” said Irv Blumkin, chief executive officer of Nebraska Furniture Mart.

The cancer group’s chief executive, Mirchelle Louis, said, “The kind of impact we’ll be able to collectively have on cancer support and the quality of life of cancer patients in the greater Dallas community with this amazing retailer on our team is staggering. We’re looking forward to a long partnership ahead.”

The Omaha World-Herald Co. is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

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