Visitors to Bowling Green often find the town so charming that they immediately plan a return visit, or go even further by looking at real estate listings while still in town. If you find yourself dreaming of life in Bowling Green while visiting, consider purchasing a ticket for a chance to win the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is celebrating 50 years of building a healthier community by giving Kentuckians a chance to win a dream home on Sept. 16. Visitors and residents can reserve a $100 ticket for a chance to win the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. All proceeds will help save the lives of children fighting cancer and other deadly diseases.

Built by Sweets Design Build, Inc., the 3,205-square-foot dream home is located in the Ivan Downs subdivision of Bowling Green, Ky., and includes four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Its estimated value is $320,000.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital relies primarily on the public’s generosity to support its lifesaving mission and pioneering research. Since the hospital opened 50 years ago, researchers and doctors have pushed the overall survival rates of childhood cancer from 20 percent to 80 percent. Despite progress, pediatric cancer remains the leading cause of death due to disease among U.S. children older than 1. Fundraising help is needed to defeat these terrible diseases once and for all. It costs $1.7 million to operate the hospital every day and more than 75 percent of that funding comes from the public through fundraisers, such as this one. Thanks to donations, families never have to pay St. Jude anything because the hospital covers the cost of treatment, travel, lodging and food.

To learn more about the Dream Home sponsors, other prizes or how to purchase a ticket, visit A lim.ited number of tickets are available. You may also take a virtual tour online or drop by the open house, hosted on weekends from Aug. 4 through Sept. 9 at 1805 Affirmed Circle in Bowling Green. St. Jude freely shares its research with the global medical community, helping children who never even visit St. Jude.

Information provided by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital