LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — We are so excited to once again be partnering with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to help raise money for children fighting cancer and other illnesses. For the last five years, you have helped support our campaign and raise more than $3,000,000.
The 2023 St. Jude Dream Home tickets are available to reserve now. Click here to reserve yours now.
This year's home is located in Trent's Landing in Campbell County. That's the site of the last three homes. Custom Structures is our builder again. The home is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house. It will be 2,100 square feet with main-level living, an open kitchen, dining, and great room, along with a two-car garage with cabinets. There are also front and rear porches. The home is valued at $425,000.
You can reserve your ticket now to possibly win that home. Tickets are $100 and all of the money goes directly to children fighting cancer at St. Jude.
We also have numerous other prizes you could win.
The winners will be revealed on our giveaway show on August 23.
Last year's winner was Lynn Skinner of Holly Springs, North Carolina. Her parents live in Forest and actually came out to see the house after we announced her name.
All the money raised goes to St. Jude. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is located in Memphis, Tennessee. Their motto is "Finding Cures. Saving Children."
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.
Families at St. Jude never receive a bill. The hospital only wants them focusing on getting their child well. Children like Jacob.
"Jacob was born eight weeks early. He's a twin," his dad Heath said. "He was born with five different heart defects. As a result of countless surgeries and procedures, he developed blood clots."
St. Jude provided lifesaving treatment for Jacob's blood clots for three years.
"Nine years ago we were in the hospital. We were getting Lovenox shots twice a day as a patient at St. Jude," Heath remembered. "We were climbing a hill that we didn't know what was on the other side."
Jacob's parents never received a bill for treatment, housing, food, or transportation.
"When we were there seven, eight, nine years ago, trying to get him well, we were thinking, 'What do we do? What do we do? We have a twin at home," Heath said. "We made it work but we never had to think, 'What will this cost? What will insurance pay?' The fact that isn't an issue is amazing."
For that gift, Jacob's life, Heath is truly thankful.
"I don't think people want to be a patient at St. Jude, but if you are, it's part of your life, part of your journey, part of your story. It's a blessing," Heath said. "It's a godsend to our family."
Click here to reserve your ticket now.