Dreams Come True for Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses in Jacksonville

Our Mission to Make Dreams Come True for Sick Children

What is Dreams Come True of Jacksonville?

Dreams Come True is the First Coast’s only locally-based, wish granting organization dedicated to using the power of a dream to bring hope and joy to EVERY First Coast child battling a life-threatening illness. Since 1984, we have fulfilled the dreams of more than 3,700 children. No child is ever denied a dream and no child is ever placed on a waiting list. We are proud to say that, unless otherwise designated, 100% of all donations go directly toward dream fulfillment.

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Dream Day 2017

St. Johns River Power Park Implosion Charity Auction

Photo courtesy of Mary Arditti, former SJRPP employee


Total Wrecking and Environmental, the national demolition contractor selected for the demolition of the St. Johns River Power Park, is partnering with Dreams Come True for a charity auction in which all funds will be donated toward the fulfillment of dreams for children in Northeast Florida battling life-threatening illnesses. The auction held will be for the privilege to “Push the Plunger” at the upcoming implosion of the Power Park’s iconic cooling towers. The auction will host up to 100 bidders who registered for an exclusive Bidder/VIP pass through Dreams Come True to participate in the bidding and attend the implosion in person at the exclusive VIP viewing area. Bidders will be required to pay a $100 registration fee for each VIP pass in order to ensure the success of the fundraiser.


Due to road closures, special guest seating must take place by 6:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 16. A brief speaking program will precede the implosion.

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Dreams Come True 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

The annual Dreams Come True 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run has moved to the Fall. Join us at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, as we present our annual Walk, Run, Roll event. Proceeds underwrite the programs and services of Dreams Come True, as your local dream-granting organization for Northeast Florida children battling life-threatening illnesses. Established by the Jacksonville Association of Health Underwriters (JAHU) in 2015, the event this year is presented by the Kent and Christie Stermon Foundation and organized by our 2018 DCT5K Corporate Chair Linda H. Sherrer, President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty. Join us for a fun-filled event that will start and end inside the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

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