One Reston family has turned their tremendous Christmas lights display into a fundraising effort for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
For many years, the Courys, who live at 11303 Stones Throw Dr., have decked their house with more than 200,000 LED warm white lights, a nativity scene, Santa and his reindeer and holiday decorations.
This year, JJ Coury is asking that admirers of the display pay the Christmas spirit forward by making a donation to St. Jude's, the hospital for children in Memphis, TN, that treats children regardless of their ability to pay.
"I love Christmas. It's my favorite time of the year," Coury wrote on her fundraising web page. "For the past 50 Years, I have had a great passion for decorating my home with the most spectacular light display. Each year my house gets better and better. ... This year I have decided to do something very special for the children of St. Jude. I want to make a difference for all of the children who are suffering with cancer. "
Coury has a goal of raising $25,000.
"Thank God for all of our children and grandchildren who are healthy and happy," she wrote. "We all need to count our blessings and remember those less fortunate."
Click on the video above to see a virtual tour of the outside of the Coury home, as well as the interior decorations.
To donate, click here or text a $10.00 donation Life 50333.