Inaugural Colorado Springs St. Jude Dream Home® Groundbreaking

Colorado Springs, CO (December 11, 2013) – Classic Homes broke ground on the Inaugural St. Jude Dream Home® house to be raffled for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The home has an estimated value of $415,000 and will be located in the Banning Lewis Ranch community in Colorado Springs, CO. The five bedrooms, 3.5 bath, 3 car garage home features a one foot taller 9’ basement walls , two gas fireplaces, gas cooktop, upgraded stainless steel appliances with gas cooktop, granite countertops in the kitchen and master bath, and covered patio. Representatives of Classic Homes, KKTV 11 News, Banning Lewis Ranch, members of Epsilon Sigma Alpha and national sponsor Shaw Floors, were all in attendance for the momentous occasion.

Classic Homes is excited to be the builder of the Inaugural St. Jude Dream Home®. “Not too many of us can say that our lives have not been touched by cancer in some way. It is always an anxious situation and it is especially tragic and frightening when a child is involved,” said Jon Carlson, Construction Manager for Classic Homes. “The partnership we have formed between Classic Homes and St. Jude could be life changing for someone. We feel compelled to take action. It is a humbling experience and we at Classic are proud to be associated with St. Jude in the fight against childhood cancer.”

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Contact Information:  
Jaymie Hardtarfer
ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
800-287-3695 or [email protected]

About St. Jude
Since opening 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 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. Join that mission by visiting or following us on and