A home on Vernon's 25th Street has been lit up for the season and is raising money for the BC Cancer Foundation.

A home on Vernon's 25th Street has been lit up for the season and is raising money for the BC Cancer Foundation.

Vernon home goes Griswold for Christmas

Mike and Laine Krahn, of The Tent Guys, decked their house out in lights in order to raise money for the BC Cancer Foundation

A Vernon couple has “National Lampooned” their 25th Street home.

Mike and Laine Krahn, of The Tent Guys, have quite literally lit up the street with their house which is covered in lights (even their van is outlined in lights).

While the spectacle has drawn a lot of attention to their home, the goal is to raise some funds and awareness around a cause close to their heart.

As some of you may already know, we lost our dad, Chris Johnsen, last year to esophageal cancer,” the couple’s BC Cancer Foundation fundraiser reads.

“His birthday is coming up this month, and as a tribute to him we have decked out our house in Christmas lights, ‘Griswold Style’ in hopes to help raise funds for cancer research.”

Funds will go directly to POG research. POG, or Personalized Onco-Genomics is a program that begins by sequencing a patient’s entire genome to create a virtual library of detailed information about every aspect of their cancer. A team of more than 60 experts then collaborate to analyze and interpret this data to customize treatments for the individual that will achieve success.

It’s a cause that was close to Johnsen’s heart.

Therefore the Krahn’s urge the community to admire their home and also donate what they can to the cause.

“Come check out our house on 25th Street in Vernon (you can’t miss it).”

To donate to the cause visit here.