‘Dream Giveaway’ event will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research HospitalWritten by Duane Ramsey | | firstname.lastname@example.org
A grand prize of $150,000 will be given away June 9 in the St. Jude Dream Giveaway.
This event could help make someone’s dreams come true, while benefiting a worthy cause, according to the Michigan office of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The winner could pay off a mortgage, put a down payment on a new home, renovate a home, purchase a new luxury car, take a dream vacation or use the $150,000 (before taxes) for any other choice at the winner’s discretion, the office stated.
Only 6,500 tickets will be sold at $100 each for the $150,000 and other prizes with the drawing on WNWO NBC-24 television in Toledo on June 9. Proceeds from this event will benefit St. Jude Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
In addition to the $150,000 grand prize, the drawing will include 12 additional prizes all valued at $1,000 or more. The other prizes include a $1,000 gift certificate to Alan Miller Jewelers and a 42-inch LG plasma screen television.
Alan Miller Jewelers, Toledo Door & Window, K-100 and Westfield Franklin Park Mall are sponsors of the local event.
“K-100 is proud to have been the radio partner with St. Jude Children’s Hospital for several years now,” said Harvey Steele of the Shores & Steele morning show on K-100.
“We’re happy to be involved since Danny Thomas, who grew up in North Toledo, established St. Jude, so there’s a great local tie in there.”
The station is promoting the event on the air and on its Web site. It will conduct a live remote broadcast from Franklin Park Mall on June 7 from noon to 5 p.m.
Tickets for the St. Jude Dream Giveaway are on sale at the concierge booth at Westfield Franklin Park Mall located near Borders and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Tickets can be reserved by calling (800) 831-7061 or by visiting www.stjudedreamgiveaway.org.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases, according to its Web site. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.
“No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay,” the Web site stated. “families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance.”
For more information, visit the Web site www.stjude.org.
In addition, K-100’s Steele will serve as master of ceremonies for the Relay for Life of Maumee beginning at 6 p.m. May 29.
The all-night event for the entire family includes a walk or run to help raise money for cancer education and research ending at noon May 30.
Relay for Life events in Ohio raised more than $16.7 million for cancer research last year, according to the American Cancer Society.
To enter or learn more about the local event, call (419) 867-8188 or (888) 227-6446, Ext. 5211.