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Target House(R) Celebrates 10 Years with a Celebrity-Studded Big Top Birthday Party
Date:9/14/2009

much a part of the healing process as the medical treatment itself. Target House is a blessing to all of us."

Target House has served as a temporary home-away-from-home to more than 1,300 families from around the world. The facility has provided apartments free-of-charge to families of children whose treatments require that they be in Memphis for more than 90 days with some families staying as long as 3 years. This commitment is part of the St. Jude promise to cover all patient treatment costs, including expenses not covered by insurance.

"Target House is a place where people who have been brought together by unfortunate circumstances feel a sense of togetherness and love that will last their entire lifetime. It was more than just a place to stay while receiving treatment at St. Jude, it was my home," said Michael Swart, one of the first Target House residents, who is now working on his Ph. D. at Columbia University in New York City. "I love Target House, and its spirit will always be a part of who I am."

The following rooms have received a complete transformation, thanks to Target celebrity partners and the Target design team.

Shaun White Great Room

Professional snowboarder and Olympic gold medalist, Shaun White, wants Target House residents to have a new place where they can come together, escape from their daily lives and have a little fun. With the help of his brother, Jesse, the two designed a Native American, '70s rock & roll-inspired room, with hip, edgy, custom-made animal furniture, including a snowboard lion table, black bunny end tables, and a 5 - foot black pig side table (life-size replica). To ensure residents have the most up-to-date technology, Shaun included a two-sided flat screen television in the middle of the room and an electronics corner, featuring a Wii and other gaming systems where kids can play Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip, among other
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