Peggy Seithers of Paris, KY is the winner of the 2015 St. Jude Dream Home(r) Giveaway in Lexington, a 3,400-square-foot, single family home built by DB Homes and located in the Tuscany subdivision of Lexington in the Hamburg neighborhood.
“I bought my ticket right when they first went on sale. I’ve never won anything in my life. I feel so blessed,” said Seithers.
Not only does the St. Jude Dream Home with an estimated value of $450,000 benefit the new homeowner, but also the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital who are battling cancer and other deadly diseases. All 7,000 available tickets were sold, raising $700,000 for St. Jude.
Since the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway launched in 1991, St. Jude has given away more than 300 houses and raised more than $300 million in ticket sales, making it the largest single-event fundraiser for the hospital. It’s because of programs like
this that no family ever pays St. Jude for anything, and St. Jude covers the cost of treatment, travel, lodging and food for our patients and a family member.
“We’re excited for Peggy Seithers and pleased that this program will be a win-win for everyone involved,” said Erin Brester of DB Homes, the builder for this year’s St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway in Lexington. “Having the generous support of the community and sponsors allows St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to continue its discoveries through research and unparalleled patient care that have saved countless lives around the world.”
Since opening more than 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life.