Classic Homes and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® celebrate Inaugural St. Jude Dream Home Campaign in Colorado Springs live on KKTV 11 News and with the Grot Family at their new home in Banning Lewis Ranch! 


The winner of Colorado Springs St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway was announced live on KKTV 11 News at 5:55pm on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Shortly following the newscast, Renata Grot of Colorado Springs received news that would change her life. She is the winner of the St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway in Colorado Springs, which is a 3,300-square-foot, single family home built by Classic Homes and located in Banning Lewis Ranch in Colorado Springs.

Renata said she purchased one ticket early in the campaign, not thinking she would win but knowing she wanted to support a good cause like St. Jude. Her and her family were able to see the St. Jude Dream Home for the first time shortly after finding out they were the winners.

Not only does the St. Jude Dream Home with an estimated value of $415,000 benefit the new homeowner, but also the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® who are battling cancer and other deadly diseases, such as patient Datiauna Gordon.

“Dai Dai was originally diagnosed with bilateral Retinoblastoma (eye cancer) here at the Children’s Hospital in Denver. After discussions with the medical team assigned to us we decided to go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to continue treatment there. From the first day of arriving at St. Jude, Dai Dai was given the greatest sincerity and care I believe available to her”, said mom Di Di Gordon. “Every chemotherapy and radiation treatment she received they made her feel as comfortable as they could, which made it better on her and us as the parents as well. We are very happy that we chose St. Jude for her treatment. She looks forward to her follow up visits, even though it is for cancer checkups.”

Since the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway launched in 1991, St. Jude has given away more than 300 houses and raised more than $240 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 are so thankful to our many local and national sponsors who made this campaign possible, such as KKTV 11 News, Classic Homes, Banning Lewis Ranch, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, The Gazette, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, Heuberger Motors, Furniture Row, Hanson HotSpring Spas, Hilton Garden Inn – Colorado Springs Airport, Brizo and Shaw Floors. With this incredible support, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital can continue to find cures and save children in Southern Colorado, across the nation, and around the world.

Other prize winners are:
• Open House Prize: $10,000 shopping spree at Furniture Row – Becky Atencio of Pueblo, CO
• Early Bird Prize: 2014 Subaru Outback, courtesy of Heuberger Motors – Christina Peterson of Colorado Springs, CO
• Bonus Prize: a Hot Spot Rhythm hot tub, courtesy of Hanson HotSpring Spas – Janell Miller of Colorado Springs, CO
• Talo Smart Touch Kitchen Faucet courtesy of Brizo – Robert Davis of Colorado Springs, CO
• $1,000 American Express Gift Card, courtesy of All My Sons Moving & Storage – Adam Rash of Colorado Springs, CO
• $1,000 Gift Card, Shaw Floors – Ann Weida of Colorado Springs, CO
• Haro Flightline 29 Comp Mountain Bike 29er, courtesy of Colorado Springs Bike Shop – Michelle Williams of Fountain, CO
• Spa Package, courtesy of St James Team doTerra #345835 – Donna Mitchell of Colorado Springs, CO

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Since opening over 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. Join that mission by visiting or following us on and