For the fourth consecutive year, St. Jude has partnered with DB Homes to raise money toward research and treatment for kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases by building the St. Jude Dream Home that they’re giving away in Lexington.

ABC 36, the TV partner for the project, is selling 6,500 total tickets for $100 each. If they sell all tickets, which organizers expect, it will be $650,000 raised for St. Jude to research cures.

“We needed a way to give back and this Dream Home campaign is just so unique,” said owner of DB Homes Drew Brester. “For them to say, ‘Will you build one and donate your time to do it and it’s going to go toward a cause like St. Jude, it was a no-brainer.”

While the three previous St. Jude Dream Home giveaways were in the Tuscany area, DB Homes opted to coordinate construction of the project on a lot that was donated by a landowner in the Home Place subdivision. Brester says, “You’re not going to see many developers have the heart to do that so, it was a pretty unique situation.”

At 3,308 square footage, four-bedroom, two and a half bath home valued at $400,000, the St. Jude Dream Home located on 3489 Polo Club Blvd. features a first-floor master suite, a gourmet kitchen, custom cabinetry, elegant faucets and fixtures, a hidden pantry and two hidden rooms.

Every ticket purchased will be put in a large raffle ticket drum and on Thursday, June 21 at 5 p.m., organizers will reach in and pull out the winning name on live television. According to Brester, the three previous winners bought just one ticket.

If tickets are purchased by the end of Sunday, June 10, they will be eligible to win a Lexington “staycation” including a two-night stay at 21c Museum, a dinner for two at Lockbox, two rounds of golf for four people at University Club and a $2,500 Visa gift card in addition to winning the house.

“There is a one in a 6,500 chance that could change your life and change the life of kids with cancer,” said Brester.


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