Imagine you're a parent of a child, only nine years of age. Something happens, your child stops breathing. Endless hours at the hospital, doctors and nurses pouring over several other patients before getting to your child, finally they don't know what's wrong. They send you elsewhere, and you find out your child has acute lymphocytic leukemia.

Inside of a month, your child's condition became much worse; the condition was so grave the doctors at your local hospital ran out of luck. With no options, you are willing to do anything for your child to live, than at home, one night stressing over bills from the hospital and your insurance no longer will pay for your child, your phone rings. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is willing to take your child under their care.

You jump at this chance; within twelve hours St. Jude's paid for your transportation and your child's. The first thing they do is give your child a full check up, than settle you in at their housing facilities. Inside of a few months, your child is ready to go home. The ALL (acute lymphocytic leukemia) was taken care of.

Many families go through the same exact thing as portrayed above, some are fortunate enough for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to take their child in. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has a strong policy that does not make the parents pay who cannot afford medical care pay; they run off of charity and donations solely. Since 1962, when the rate of a cure for ALL was about 4%, now because of their remarkable work it is over 80%.

In the United States a lot of commercials on television are given up to support St. Jude and often feature a tear-jerking story of a child with a critical illness. Doctors and researchers around the world work with the staff at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital with the toughest cases. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is truly a unique addition to this world. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital goes the extra mile to ensure your child is safe and does not pass in dawn’s light.

Danny Thomas founded St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 1962 on the thought ‘no child should die in the dawn of life’. To this day, St. Jude keeps the promise with patients from over 80 countries world wide and possibly every community. About 84¢ of every dollar given is straight for research; the rest is to pay for administration costs. This is a remarkable rank of how much actually goes to helping to find a cure.

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St. Jude is a remarkable featured organization in several events throughout the world. Some of the top known are:

Dream Home Giveaway - Win your dream home, by buying "raffle" tickets. All profits and proceeds go to St. Jude. The house is brand new and donated to the cause.

St. Jude Math-A-Thon visit - Children do math in a way to help fund raise for St. Jude!

St. Jude Marathon visit - Like running? How about running for St. Jude and a noble cause?

St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway 2008 Fresno, CA

The below is quoted directly from the Visalia Times Delta. (source)

St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

Fact Sheet

The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is a community service project sponsored by De Young Properties, KMPH FOX 26, KJUG 106.7 FM, and Univision Radio to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. A newly built home, along with other high-end prizes will be given away at the end of the promotion on December 14, 2008.

TICKETS: $100 tickets will go on sale October 8, 2008. You may reserve your ticket at all valley Food 4 Less locations, Chicago Title Company locations, the St. Jude Dream Home Open Houses or by phone at

(800) 543-5887 for a chance to win the St. Jude Dream Home or one of the 19 other prizes.

GRAND PRIZE: The first place prize is the St. Jude Dream Home house located at 3339 Poe Ave. in Clovis in the Loma Vista community. The St. Jude Dream Home house features:

Construction coordinated by De Young Properties

  • Three bedrooms, two baths, two car garage
  • 1,712 Square feet
  • Brick-accented elevation
  • General Electric Appliances
  • Front and backyard landscaping
  • Direct access to the walking paseo
  • Imported granite kitchen island and premium-grade tile floors
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Interior walls pre-plumbed for Home Defense Pest Control System

OTHER PRIZES: In addition to the St. Jude Dream Home house, 19 other prizes will be given away. Each is valued at $1,000 or more. These prizes include:

  • Box seats to a game of your choice courtesy Fresno Grizzlies Baseball
  • Box seats to a game of your choice courtesy of Fresno Fuego Soccer
  • Game Seats package courtesy of Fresno Falcons Hockey
  • $1,000 Gift Card courtesy of Warner Company Jewelers
  • Beach session, memory book, and a 16x20 canvas gallery wrap courtesy of Kountz Photography
  • Family Gym Membership courtesy of Gold's Gym
  • Cookie Bouquets for a year courtesy of Cookies by Design
  • And many more!

EARLY BIRD DRAWING: If you reserve your ticket by November 21st, you will be entered in to win free groceries for a year courtesy of Food 4 Less!

OPEN HOUSES: The St. Jude Dream Home house will be open to the public every Saturday and Sunday for approximately the last 6 weeks of the campaign (Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays noon to 5 p.m.). Just for visiting the St. Jude Dream Home open house you can register FREE to win a furniture shopping spree. Call (800) 543-5887 for directions.

DRAWING: Winners will be announced during the live St. Jude television special on KMPH FOX 26 on December 14th. Only 10,000 tickets will be sold.

HOTLINE: For more information, call the 24-hour toll-free hotline at (800) 543-5887

CONTACTS: Crystal Blaylock or Jennifer Hollingsworth, ALSAC/St. Jude Regional Office, (800) 227-6737

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