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7505 Almeda Road
Houston, Texas 77054

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About Our Facility

Every year, thousands of people from across the country and around the world come to the Texas Medical Center to receive life-saving treatment. When you combine mounting medical bills and interrupted employment with the expense of hotels, meals, and local transportation, it can become overwhelming. Sadly, many patients who could be treated successfully either put off treatment until it is too late, or forego treatment altogether because they have no place to stay.

As part of the Society’s mission to save lives and relieve suffering from cancer, it seeks to raise $30 million to construct and operate Hope Lodge Houston, a residence that will provide lodging at no cost to cancer patients visiting the Greater Houston area.

Hope Lodge Houston will be the largest facility of its kind in the country, offering free accommodations and transportation for 62 patients and their caregivers (approximately 23,000 nights of free lodging annually) in a unique homelike setting that addresses their specific needs.

Some of the amenities of the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge Houston will include:

• 62 patient rooms, each with a private bath and television
• Shared kitchen and dining spaces
• Help-yourself pantry/pots and pans
• Daily access to fresh linens and laundry facilities
• A resource library with an Internet computer station
• Family recreation rooms with chairs, sofas and television
• Outdoor patio area and healing garden
• Free on-site, easily accessible garage and surface parking
• Free daily transportation to and from treatment centers

Conveniently located at 7505 Almeda Road in the expanding Texas Medical Center, Hope Lodge Houston will also house the Society’s staff and volunteers, enhancing the organization’s ability to serve patients throughout the Greater Houston area.


Support Hope Lodge Houston

Several community partners have already shown their support of this exciting and life-changing service to cancer patients in the Greater Houston area.

Local Donors

Special thanks to all of our foundation and corporate early lead supporters!


Named Recognition Opportunities

Hope Lodge Houston is funded through community support. Funds donated will provide cancer patients traveling to Houston for treatment a free “home away from home” while they battle the disease.

In recognition of their leadership gifts to the Hope Lodge Houston campaign, the following named recognition opportunities are available to our generous donors.

  •    HOPE LODGE HOUSTON $10 Million
  •    PARKING GARAGE/DECK $ 2 Million

  •    HOPE LODGE RECEPTION $ 1 Million
  •    LIBRARY $ 1 Million
  •    NORTH LIVING ROOM $ 1 Million
  •    SOUTH LIVING ROOM $ 1 Million
  •    DINING ROOM $ 1 Million
  •    EAST KITCHEN $ 500,000
  •    WEST KITCHEN $ 500,000
  •    EXERCISE ROOM $ 500,000
  •    GARDEN TERRACE $ 500,000
  •    GARDEN FOUNTAIN $ 500,000
  •    MANAGER’S SUITE $ 250,000
  •    PRIVATE MEETING ROOM $ 250,000
  •    NORTH OFFICE $ 100,000
  •    SOUTH OFFICE $ 100,000
  •    WEEKEND STAFF SUITE $ 100,000
  •    EAST PANTRY $ 100,000
  •    WEST PANTRY $ 100,000

  •    BOARD ROOM $ 500,000
  •    NORTH CONFERENCE ROOM $ 100,000
  •    SOUTH CONFERENCE ROOM $ 100,000
  •    WEST CONFERENCE ROOM (Large) $ 100,000 (SOLD)
  •    RECEPTION AREA $ 100,000 

  •    BEAUTY/BARBER SHOP $ 250,000
  •    RECEPTION AREA $ 100,000
  •    NORTH FITTING ROOM $ 100,000
  •    SOUTH FITTING ROOM $ 100,000

  •    PATIENT DAYROOM $ 100,000
  •    32 PATIENT ROOMS $ 50,000/EA

  •    CHAPEL/PRAYER ROOM $ 250,000
  •    PATIENT DAYROOM $ 100,000
  •    30 PATIENT ROOMS $ 50,000/EA


The American Cancer Society will restrict your donation to help construct and sustain operations for Hope Lodge Houston. The Lodge will provide free accomodations, programs and services to cancer patients and their caregivers who seek treatment in the Greater Houston area. Thank you for your support!

Mail your gift to: American Cancer Society
                               ATTN: Sandy Biggers
                               6301 Richmond Avenue
                               Houston, Texas 77057

For more information on naming opportunities, please contact Sandy Biggers at sandy.biggers@cancer.org or 713-706-5640.

Checks should be made out to American Cancer Society with a memo or accompanying letter stating that the gift is for Hope Lodge Houston.

Credit cards accepted include: American Express, VISA, MasterCard and Discover.

American Cancer Society Inc. is a 501c3 organization; federal tax id #13-1788491. Your donation is deductible to the fullest extent provided by law. Please consult with your tax advisor regarding specific questions you may have regarding tax deductions.


Staff and Community Leaders

The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Houston Capital Campaign is led by the following community members and staff:

Honorary Chairs:

President George and Mrs. Barbara Bush

Campaign Chairs:

Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. McNair

Advisory Council:

Mary Margaret Carroll, MMCarroll and Associates / J Hilburn Partners

Robert L. Easton, American Cancer Society / Harris County, Former Chairman

Deborah S. Gibson, Amegy Bank

Gary F. Gibson, Star Furniture Company

Joanie Haley, The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation

Thomas R. Seerden, American Cancer Society, retired

Theodore J. Yank, MHA, Baylor College of Medicine


Staff Partners:

Sandy Biggers, Campaign Director

Betti Guzman, Regional Vice President