09 Nov 2017

St. Jude Annual Builder Summit – 2017

In October, select members of the Oakwood Homes staff were invited by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to tour their facilities during the St. Jude Annual Builder Summit. Each year, families and children are referred to St. Jude to receive treatment for childhood cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. More than 75% of the research hospital’s operating budget comes from generous supporters in order to offer free services to children in need.

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Reunion’s St. Jude 2017 Dream Home will not only contribute to groundbreaking research, but aid St. Jude families through their harrowing, healing journey.

Here are highlights of our tour:

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The  St. Jude Hope Garden serves as a retreat for families and friends as their children undergo treatment.

St. Jude and Danny Promise

St. Jude founder, Danny Thomas, made a promise to build a unique children’s research hospital dedicated to curing childhood diseases, at no cost to families

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The nose of Danny Thomas’s statue is often rubbed for good luck — a longtime tradition at St. Jude.

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Guests participating in the St. Jude Annual Builder Summit learned about Tyler’s journey throughout the visit.

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The tour chronicled Tyler’s journey from his leukemia diagnosis to his recovery, completing the tour with Tyler’s chemo-free celebration, recognizing three years without cancer.

Oakwood Homes is the proud builder of Denver’s 2017 St. Jude Dream Home. For a chance to win, reserve your ticket at DREAMHOME.ORG or call 1-800-276-7695. The drawing will be on December 7, 2017. Proceeds from the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway will help patients like Tyler, and so many others, as they receive treatment at St. Jude.

Take a look at what the winner of the Dream Home Giveaway will receive:

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This 3,400 SF, 4 bedroom/2.5 bath, 3-car garage Dream Home has an estimated value of $750,000.

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Come home to this cozy porch enclave with a gorgeous mountain view, perfect for a good book and a lazy afternoon.


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The incredible backsplash and ivory cabinets complete the kitchen of your dreams.


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A spacious family room encourages togetherness just in time for the holidays. Not to mention, the gorgeous hardwood floors, which add a touch of rustic warmth to the interior.


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A back deck built for entertainment. Invite your friends and family over once the weather starts warming up!

Want to see for yourself? Open house tours of the Dream Home are available through November 3 on Saturdays (9am–5pm) and Sundays (12pm–5pm) at 16270 Fairway Drive, Commerce City, CO 80022.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The Mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of their Founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. Cost to family is $0 – 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. St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world. Their goal: 100% survival. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago.


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