Whenever we start a new St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway campaign, we always say it’s hard to beat the previous year. But we quickly realize each year is special.
When our vendors, trade partners and subs converged the evening of March 27 for the annual Floor Signing event, the evening was filled with laughter, a few tears, food and a sense of accomplishment. Not just the accomplishment of building another spectacular home, but the accomplishment of once again coming together as a community to help the young patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
This year’s attendees got to spend some time with Adele, a local St. Jude patient who was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 16 months. Adele was not expected to live and for the past four years has had to go every four weeks to St. Jude for treatment. Now an active, happy Kindergartner, Adele’s parents eagerly share her St. Jude story. Adele was the first to sign our 2018 St. Jude Dream Home floor.
Attendees also learned we were very close to selling out all 11,000 tickets, which were gone by the next morning. Our amazing community raised more than $1.1 million for St. Jude.
This is a busy week as we finish construction on the home and get it staged for our Open House tours, starting Saturday, April 7.
The home is open 9 am to 5 pm Saturdays and 12 pm to 5 pm Sundays, April 7-May 13, 2018.
Even if you don’t have a ticket reserved, come tour the community-built home located in the Reserve at Sandcrest. During the Open Houses, you can register to win a $500 FFO Home shopping spree (click here for directions).
And be sure to watch KSN-TV on Wednesday, May 15 to hear the winner of the home.
Thank you Wichita and surrounding communities for continuing to support our Wichita St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway campaigns and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.