New homebuilder for 2014 St. Jude Dream House
The 2014 St. Jude Dream House will be constructed in Carothers Cove at Ladd Park by Signature Homes, which is partnering with the Memphis children’s research hospital for the first time.
The 2013 Dream House was the first built in Ladd Park. In 2013, Hillside Homes built and donated a home in The Highlands of Ladd Park. The subdivision is situated along the Harpeth River frontage in southeast Franklin. Previous St. Jude Dream Homes had been built and given away in Southern Land's Westhaven development in west Franklin.
St. Jude has been pioneering research and treatment for catastrophic childhood diseases since being founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas in 1962. The hospital’s Dream House Giveaway campaign is one of the largest single-event fundraisers for St. Jude nationwide and has raised more than $270 million dollars.
Proceeds from Dream House partnerships help equip doctors and researchers with funds and resources for future innovation and development.
In addition to the donation of the St. Jude Dream Home house, Signature Homes' communities, families and residents will join together throughout the year in continued support of St. Jude. Events will be held in each Signature Home community, and volunteer teams will be created to travel to St. Jude in Memphis throughout the year.
"Signature Homes believes in family, that's why we're in the business of building places where families can live out their dreams. Now it's time for our Signature families to support others in their time of greatest need," Dwight Sandlin, CEO of Signature Homes, said.