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St. Jude celebrates groundbreaking of a new dream home


FOX19's Tracey Johnson reported live from Batavia at the official groundbreaking of a new St. Jude Dream Home.

Over the next few months, FOX19 will share the progress of the St. Jude Dream Home being built.

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.

Anyone can reserve their $100 St. Jude  Dream Home ticket and help St. Jude continue its lifesaving research. 

The ticket confirms eligibility to win a home valued between $300,000 and $600,000 plus other prizes.

To purchase a ticket or to learn more, visit

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