Viewpoint: October 28, 2009

This Sunday you have a unique opportunity, a chance to win a spectacular new home and help fight childhood cancer at the same time. WAFB is once again partnering with St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis in its annual telethon and Dream Home Giveaway.

St. Jude is a pioneer in cancer research and over the years has helped push survival rates for childhood cancers to nearly 80 %. Louisiana has a unique relationship with St. Jude with over 15-hundred children from our state being treated there...second only to Tennessee.

Baton Rouge is one of only five cities across the country with a St. Jude affiliate Hospital, the St. Jude clinic at Our Lady of the Lake. Many patients from all over the state come to Baton Rouge for their follow-up treatment so that they can stay closer to home . So when you purchase a ticket for the St. Jude home Dream Home Giveaway, you are also helping the local clinic as well. The purchase of just one ticket goes a long way to help a child in need. There's still time and there are still tickets available. Just call the number on your screen or log on to before it's too late.

This Sunday between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., one lucky person will win this beautiful home in the Acadiana of Ascenion subdivision. But, the big winners will be the affected children of our area who benefit greatly from your generosity.