Nies Homes is proud to announce we have partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and is Wichita’s builder for the 2016 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. Since it’s creation in 1991, the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway has given away more than 394 homes and has raised more than $320 million to help save the lives of children fighting cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Wichita’s St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway house features more than 1,950 finished main-level square-feet and features five bedrooms and a three-car garage. The home will be located in Lookout Pointe in Derby’s The Oaks, a serene golfing neighborhood. The home showcases an east-facing back yard, large custom kitchen, front porch, wood floors, high-end products and fixtures, and views of the fairways from both the front and back of the home.
There will only be 6,500 $100 tickets available, starting in Mid-March. Visitors will get their chance to see the custom Nies Homes’ 2016 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway house at open houses every Saturday and Sunday, beginning April 16, 2016. The lucky winning ticket will be drawn May 25, 2016 and announced on KSN-TV.
The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway was created in 1991 by Dr. Donald Mack, a pediatric doctor from Shreveport, Louisiana. He is an Ameritus member of the ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Board of Directors and Governors and has relied on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to treat many of his young patients with devastating diseases. The first St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway house was constructed in Shreveport and raised $160,000 for the kids of St. Jude.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and cures childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.