Oakwood Homes Builds the First Ever St. Jude Dream Home® Showplace in Utah

December 23rd, 2022

Blog Post St Jude First In Utah

We’re excited to announce that construction is underway on the St. Jude Dream Home Showplace. This home, located at our Wander community in Saratoga Springs, is the first of its kind in Utah. With the help our incredible Trade Partners, we’ve committed 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this home to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Where It All Started

Founded by Danny Thomas, St. Jude is a world leader in understanding, treating, and defeating childhood cancer along with other life-threatening diseases. With its mission, “to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment”, their vision (as was Danny’s) was “no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.”

Currently treating over 100 diseases, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital headquartered in Memphis, TN, fights to cure everything from Brain Tumors to Histiocytosis. Danny started raising money for his vision in the early 1950’s and formed American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC) with the sole purpose of raising funds for the support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The First in Utah!

Oakwood Homes, having already helped raise over $16.6 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, is continuing this tradition with the St. Jude Dream Home Showplace. This incredible brand-new home will be over 3,700 square feet with 6 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

Some other great features of this home include:

  • Basement activity center with kitchenette
  • Study and bonus room
  • Upgraded spa bath in primary bathroom
  • Pet spa in laundry room
  • Near trails, parks, community pool and so much more

This project is also made possible by national sponsors including Brizo, Shaw, Trane, Bosch, and Kichler. The home will be unveiled during the 2023 Utah Valley Parade of Homes.

To learn more, including how to donate, please visit Dream Home Showplace Utah – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org)

Help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital continue to lead the way

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 60 years ago. We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. Because of St. Jude supporters, countless children have enjoyed a lifetime of moments they might otherwise have missed.

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