Classic Homes Puts Its Support Where Its Heart Is.
For a family-minded operation like Classic Homes, spearheading the “2nd Annual St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway” is a natural. A project that, in many ways, says more about the company’s decades-long commitment to community than all the awards and citations lining the boardroom walls.
“It was a chance to help the kids of St. Jude,” said Joe Loidolt, President of Classic Homes. “The decision was as simple as that. We wanted to continue to help fight childhood cancer.” The 2015 St. Jude Dream home, which began taking shape in Banning Lewis Ranch following a groundbreaking ceremony in November, is being constructed from the foundation up by Classic and its trade partners, whose time and materials were donated to see the project to completion.
“Too many people’s lives have been touched, directly or indirectly, by cancer,” said Jon Carlson, Construction Manager for Classic Homes. “But it’s especially tragic, and especially frightening, when a child is involved. The partnership we’ve formed between Classic Homes and St. Jude could be life-changing for someone. So how could we not take action when the stakes are so high? A lot of great sponsors were behind this. We’re just one of many.”
Oakwood Homes, the developer of Banning Lewis Ranch, helped make the connection between St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Classic Homes in 2013 and this year marks the second year that Classic Homes will build the St. Jude Dream Home in Banning Lewis Ranch.
Tickets for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway will be available starting March 18 at www.dreamhome.org or by calling 800-379-5217. Only 8,000 tickets for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway will be sold. The Giveaway benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Giveaway sponsors of the fundraising campaign include KKTV 11 News, Classic Homes, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Banning Lewis Ranch, Y96.9, The Gazette, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, Furniture Row, Hanson HotSpring Spas and Hilton Garden Inn Colorado Springs Airport.
About St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, 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 or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.