RAYMORE, Mo. - $100 raffle tickets for a $600,000 dream home are officially on sale.
Thursday kicked off our partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the St. Jude Dream Home.
Not only will $100 reserve your chance to win the home, but it helps a greater cause. All the money raised will go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and help people like Jake, from Overland Park. When he was 7 year’s old, doctors found a tumor in his brain. “My chance for survival from treatment was 50-55 percent,” said Jake. “St. Jude was giving 80 to 85 percent survival rate."
This is the at least the third year in a row the Creekmoor Community has donated a plot of land. Then it is up to Summit Custom Homes and its sponsors to donate their hard work and supplies to build a five bedroom, five baths, 3 car garage home. This year’s home is 4,500 square feet and comes with a finished basement with a wet bar, a safe room and even a cool feature for those who don’t want to carry their groceries into the home.
There are several ways to reserve a ticket. Missouri and Kansas residents can call 1-800-385-9756. If you are a Missouri resident, you can purchase your ticket online at www.dreamhome.org . However due to Kansas raffle laws, Kansas residents will not be able to buy online; the ticket must be purchased by calling 1-800-385-9756.
Missouri residents also have the option of texting to purchase a ticket. All users have to do is text the word ‘KC” to “785833” for a ticket reservation information. Message and data rates may apply.
For those of you who buy a ticket before May 4, your name will also be entered to win a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, courtesy of Molle Chevrolet.
In addition to the home and the car, 18 other prizes will be given away.
The St. Jude Dream Home is not yet open to the public. Stay tuned to 41 Action News for the dates of the open houses.
The winner of the St. Jude Dream Home and prizes will be announced June 24 on your 41 Action News Station.
It costs the hospital $1.7 million a day to operate. 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 founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.
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