Community leaders break ground for 2014 St. Jude Deam Home

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Community leaders broke ground on the lot where the 2014 St. Jude Dream Home will be built, Thursday. 

The home is located on Marsala Street in southwest Bakersfield.

This year the home will be built by local builder John Balfanz. The family decided to get involved with the organization after taking a trip to the St. Jude Hospital. 

"This creates a lot of money for the hospital. We want to sell 1,100 tickets, raise over a million dollars our goal is to get this thing done at a real low," said Greg Balfanz of John Balfanz Homes. 

In the 11 years that 23ABC has hosted the St. Jude Dream Home telethon we have raised more than 11 million dollars. 

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