American Cancer Society Hope Lodge®
Through the generosity of donors, American Cancer Society Hope Lodge communities are able to provide free overnight lodging and support to cancer patients and their caregivers who must travel for treatment. Thanks to our supporters, patients have a place to call home and can focus on the most important thing: getting well.
The ACS is very fortunate to have 3 nationwide supporters, the Whirlpool Corporation, Extended Stay America, and the Simmons Bedding Company, who have helped make each Hope Lodge community a true home away from home for the patients and caregivers. Donations from these 3 companies have saved the ACS millions of dollars, allowing us to invest more funds into Hope Lodge communities and provide other services for cancer patients and their caregivers.
Since 2007, the Whirlpool Corporation has generously donated nearly $1.5 million in new appliances, replacing equipment in existing Hope Lodge communities and providing state-of-the-art appliances to new locations. Being able to prepare food guests enjoy is comforting, and having high-quality appliances available helps make Hope Lodge communities feel like home.
"Because of Whirlpool's generosity, I was able to prepare meals for my husband while he went through treatments. Thank you so much for the wonderful –appliances – they truly made cooking a joy!"
– ACS Hope Lodge Carol Grotnes Belk Campus guest
"I hear the clinking of silverware being loaded into a dishwasher, people talking in the kitchen while preparing dinner, the whir of the washing machine ... it sounds like home – that’s what gives me so much comfort.”
– ACS Hope Lodge Marshfield guest
Visit whirlpool.com for more information on the Whirlpool Corporation.
Since 2013, Extended Stay America has provided more than 50,000 nights of free and discounted lodging to more than 6,000 cancer patients and their caregivers, saving them $3 million in lodging costs. This generous donation, valued at more than $1.4 million, has provided a valuable relief to Hope Lodge communities with waiting lists, giving patients a place to stay until a room opens up at the Hope Lodge facility, and it has increased the number of families the ACS serves with lodging by 30%. In 2015, Extended Stay America donated an additional 100,000 nights of free and discounted lodging.
“We are truly appreciative to the American Cancer Society and Extended Stay America for their consideration for cancer patients. Without this program, I would have been sleeping in my car again like I did the first time I had to go for my treatment. Thank you so very much!”
– Cancer patient, Ottawa, Kansas
“I was overwhelmed with the cancer diagnosis and the ability to stay at an Extended Stay America hotel at no cost was the first ray of sunshine in an otherwise bleak outlook. We are very grateful to the American Cancer Society and Extended Stay America.”
– Cancer patient, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Visit extendedstayamerica.com for more information about Extended Stay America.
Since 2004, the Simmons Bedding Company has provided nearly $1 million of mattresses and bedding to Hope Lodge communities across the country. A good night's sleep is essential to getting well, and Simmons' generosity in providing high-quality, comfortable bedding has made that possible for cancer patients and their caregivers.
"I remember the beds. We were sitting there all day and all night in those awkward hospital chairs, so coming back to the Hope Lodge community and its amazingly comfortable beds really helped us get our rest."
– ACS Musekamp Family Hope Lodge guest
"It was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept –in – the abundance of pillows was much appreciated and enabled a tolerable, position that allowed deep, healing sleep.”
– ACS Hope Lodge Peter M. Wege Guest House guest
Visit simmons.com for more information about the Simmons Bedding Company.