Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Hope Lodge – Jacksonville
Expected Ground Breaking 2017!
About Our Hope Lodge
Jacksonville is expected to break ground in 2017. For current lodging needs or more information, please call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 to speak with a Cancer Information Specialist.
Every year, thousands of people from across the country and around the world come to Jacksonville 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 $19.2 million to construct and operate Hope Lodge Jacksonville, a residence that will provide lodging at no cost to cancer patients visiting the Greater Jacksonville area.
Some of the amenities of the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge Jacksonville will include:
• 32 patient suites, 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
Located on the Mayo Clinic campus in Jacksonville. Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Hope Lodge – Jacksonville will serve patients seeking cancer treatment at any cancer center in the Jacksonville area.
Several community partners have already shown their support of this exciting and life-changing service to cancer patients in the Jacksonville area. Special thanks to all of our foundation and corporate early lead supporters!
It is important to the community that as many donors invest in the success of the campaign as is possible. You can make a financial contribution to support the building of the Hope Lodge Jacksonville online or through our campaign office.
To receive a naming opportunity for your gift, please click on the "Name Recognition Opportunities" tab below or you may contact Kellie Ann Kelleher directly at (617) 513-5020.
To make a donation now, please click on the "Donate to this Hope Lodge" button on the top-right portion of the website. If you prefer to mail your gift, please send your completed donation or pledge form to:
American Cancer Society
Attn: Kellie Ann Kelleher
1430 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Checks should be made out to American Cancer Society with a memo or accompanying letter stating that the gift is for Hope Lodge Jacksonville. 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.
Hope Lodge Jacksonville is funded through community support. Funds donated will provide cancer patients traveling to Jacksonville for treatment a free "home away from home" while they focus on their health. In recognition of their leadership gifts to the Hope Lodge Jacksonville campaign, named recognition opportunities are available to our generous donors.
The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Jacksonville Capital Campaign is led by the following community members and staff:
Campaign Chairs Emeritus
Carter and Cheryl Bryan