For the third year in a row, St. Jude is giving away a brand new house to one lucky winner in the Pikes Peak region.  The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway, which launched in 1991, continues to expand and has grown to include more than 30 homes throughout the country this year.

This year’s Colorado Springs St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is an impressive 3,100-square-foot home with 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a tandem 3-car garage in the sought-after community of Banning Lewis Ranch on the northeast side of Colorado Springs.

Locally owned builder, Covington Homes crafted this year’s house and was joined by a remarkable team of tradesman to donate most of the materials and labor for the home. Open Houses for the 2016 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway will be held Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon – 5 p.m., from April 30 through June 5.  Just for visiting the Open House, you can register to win a $10,000 shopping spree at Furniture Row and Denver Mattress.

The remarkable home is sure to suit almost any lifestyle and embraces an open floor plan with plenty of natural light and vaulted ceilings. A covered outdoor room is perfect for Colorado outdoor living and a finished basement adds even more possibilities.  The gourmet kitchen adjoins an inviting family room and boasts quartz counter tops, stainless appliances including a double oven, and a walk-in pantry.  A few of the many upgrades include wrought iron railings, wood floors, plush carpet, and decorative touches throughout the house.

Only 8,500 tickets will be available for this year’s drawing, making the odds of winning pretty good. For each $100 ticket purchased, participants are entered to win the home as well as opportunities for sensational secondary prizes, including a Limelight Flair hot tub valued at over $12,000, a Brizo Artesso SmartTouch Kitchen Faucet, Visa gift cards, vacation getaways and much more.

To be entered in the drawing, you can reserve a $100 ticket at 1-800-379-5217 or by visiting www.dreamhome.org. Your ticket makes you eligible to win a home valued at approximately $350,000 plus other fantastic prizes. Tickets are going quickly, so do not wait to reserve yours today. Winners will be announced live on KKTV 11 News on Friday, June 10.

Giving away homes around the U.S. in over 30 markets, the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is the single-largest event fundraiser for St. Jude nationwide, and has raised more than $325 million in its 25-year history. All funds raised during the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway go directly to treatment and research for the rarest forms of pediatric diseases, specifically cancer. “Helping St. Jude impacts families locally because we do so much right here in the Colorado Springs community,” said Jaymie Hardtarfer, Regional Development Representative with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. “Hospitals in Colorado have implemented protocols we’ve developed and have access to our research.”

When an 11 year old local named Kaylee had surgery to remove a brain tumor (identified as a medulloblastoma), in December 2014, her family turned to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for her continuing care.

At St. Jude, Kaylee has undergone radiation therapy and chemotherapy and her family is grateful for everything St. Jude has provided for them. Families of St. Jude never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing, or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

“Kaylee amazes us,” her mother, Jennifer said. “She’s smiling every day. She keeps us going.”

Kaylee misses her dog and the mountains back home where her family goes hiking, camping and biking together, but she’s also doing great at St. Jude. “She has fun,” Jennifer said. “She doesn’t complain about anything at all.”

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital sees 7,800 active patients each year. “Once you’re a patient at St. Jude, you’re always a patient at St. Jude. We work to ensure a child’s well-being for the rest of their lives, even into remission.”

You could win a house. You will make a difference in the lives of children with cancer.

Reserve your $100 St. Jude Dream Home ticket and help St. Jude continue its lifesaving research.

 

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