About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Mission
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.

Vision
Our vision is to be the world leader in advancing the treatment and prevention of catastrophic diseases in children. This vision will be pursued by providing outstanding patient care; by conducting basic, translational and clinical research designed to elucidate biological mechanisms, understand disease pathogenesis, improve diagnosis, enhance treatment outcome, prevent diseases and minimize adverse consequences of treatment; and by educating health care and scientific research professionals. Through these efforts we seek to cure and enhance the quality of life for an increasing proportion of children who come to us for treatment, and by expanding and sharing knowledge, to advance treatment of children with catastrophic diseases worldwide, while developing strategies to prevent catastrophic diseases in children.

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.

Your ticket makes you eligible to win a home valued at $525,000 plus other fantastic prizes.

A little history

The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway was created in 1991 by Dr. Donald Mack, a pediatric physician from Shreveport, Louisiana. Dr. Mack has relied on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to treat young patients with catastrophic diseases and was the first doctor to send an out-of-state patient to St. Jude.

The first St. Jude Dream Home was constructed in Shreveport, Louisiana, and raised $160,000 for the hospital. Since that first giveaway, the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway in Shreveport has become an annual fundraiser, raising more than $23 million for the hospital.

Today, the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is one of the largest single-event fundraisers for St. Jude nationwide and has raised more than $260 million.

This year, the program will include more than 30 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaways and will continue to grow.

Thanks to all of the sponsors involved with the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway program. Your continuous support helps raise money for St. Jude where no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for their child’s care.

The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is a community service project sponsored by John Balfanz Homes, Inc., 23ABC News, KUZZ 107.9FM, Castle & Cooke, The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield Magazine, El Popular, La Preciosa 105.3FM, Kern Schools Federal Credit Union, Ashley Furniture HomeStore, and national sponsors Brizo, Shaw Floors and Trane to benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
 
The newly-built home, along with many other high-end prizes, will be given away at the end of the promotion on June 26.
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