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The Peabody's duckmaster is first to reserve St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway ticket

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - In full grandeur, the world famous Peabody Duckmaster hosted a ceremony Tuesday to kickoff the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway.

In its 16th year, the Dream Home Giveaway is one of the most important fundraisers for St. Jude. 

Once again built by Southern Serenity, the dream home is valued at $450,000.

"We love everything that they do--the way they help the children, and we're just a small part of it," said Southern Serenity Homes Co-owner Greg Bridges.

With your support, you can help people like Adam Cruthirds who gets treatment at St. Jude for leukemia. Complications have driven up Adam's medical costs to $3 million, but thanks to St. Jude, the Cruthirds will never receive a bill.

It's all because of fundraisers like the Dream Home Giveaway.

Reserving a $100 ticket gives you the chance to win an Eads, Tennessee home with an estimated value of $450,000. It also ensures that no family who seeks treatment at St. Jude will ever have to pay.

Emma Brown was a patient in 2008, diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She is now cancer free and has been in remission for the past 4 years. 

"The doctors and nurses and everyone there were just really really nice," Brown said. 

Brown has advice for children at St. Jude undergoing treatment right now.

"The thing is don't be scared at all," Brown said. "You might get poked with a needle, but it's to help you. You have to remember that."

Get your tickets now by calling 1-(800)-224-6681 or visiting https://www.stjude.org/dhmemphis

People who reserve their ticket before Friday, March 27, have a chance to win $2,500 in gas from Circle K.

The winner of the St. Jude Dream Home will be drawn in the WMC Action News 5 studios on Sunday, June 28.

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