WTVM 4/23/13 Editorial: St. Jude Dream Home giveaway 2013 a succ - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

WTVM 4/23/13 Editorial: St. Jude Dream Home giveaway 2013 a success

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Thanks to all who helped to make this year's St. Jude Dream Home giveaway a big success!

With the help of the community and numerous sponsors, we raised nearly $475,000 this year...money that will help the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis continue to find cures and treatments for pediatric cancer.

We congratulate this year's winner Linda Whitt of Mauk, Georgia. Her name was pulled from among the nearly 5,000 tickets sold in the weeks, days and moments leading up to the giveaway.

If you didn't know, St. Jude Children's Hospital treats children from every state in the U.S. and from countries around the globe, and families are never asked to pay a penny for their services.

Promotions like the Dream Home Giveaway help fund the hospital, which relies on donations and fundraising to operate.

So if you didn't buy a ticket for this year's dream home, there's always next year.

All it takes is $100 and you could be living in a brand new house and at the same time helping the 12,000 children diagnosed with cancer every year.

General Manager Lee Brantley brings two editorials a week to WTVM. If you would like to respond to an editorial, e-mail your response to WTVM Editorial Committee or write to:

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