CHICAGO – Icon Building Group, one of Chicago’s top design-build providers of luxury homes, announced today that they have donated a home to the “St. Jude Dream House Giveaway,” a multi-million dollar fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Icon Building Group donated the home, which is listed for sale at $1.299 million, to help St. Jude’s continue its important work of treating serious childhood illness. All proceeds of the sale will go to St. Jude.
“This was a big undertaking, but honestly it was a great pleasure,” said Charlie Murphy of Icon Building Group. “It’s not every day you can say that you contributed to healing sick children through your work.”
The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway was started by Dr. Donald Mack in 1991. A pediatric physician from Shreveport, Louisiana, Dr. Mack had relied on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to treat young patients with catastrophic diseases and was the first doctor to send an out-of-state patient to St. Jude. The first St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway house was constructed in Shreveport, Louisiana, and raised $160,000 for the hospital. Today, the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is one of the largest single-event fundraisers for St. Jude nationwide. It has raised more than $290 million for research at St. Jude.
The “St. Jude Showplace” dream home donated by Icon is a five bedroom, six bath house. It features custom cabinetry throughout, hardwood flooring on first floor and second floor hallway, custom stairs with iron spindles, a gourmet kitchen, high-end stainless appliances, a home theatre, a luxury master bath and more. It is set on a lot that looks out into the surroundings of Lake Charles.
Icon Building Group is a design-build, full service, custom home, home addition, and home renovation company serving the Chicagoland and Southern Wisconsin regions. The company has built or renovated more than 2,000 homes in the last 14 years. Icon provides ongoing support through every phase and every step of the process including conceptual design, architecture, construction, interior design, and post construction.
St. Jude is one of the world’s leading pediatric research institutions. Fundraisers such as the Dream Home Giveaway program ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. The hospital was founded by the television star Danny Thomas, who had once sought guidance from St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of hopeless causes. If the saint would point to the path he should take, Thomas vowed to build a shrine in his name. Success followed Danny’s plea and soon after, the legendary entertainer set about fulfilling his vow to St. Jude. The result was St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
For more information, visit http://www.icon-group.com
Company Name: Icon Building Group
Contact Person: Charlie Murphy
Phone: (847) 796-6477
Country: United States