Conveniently located near cancer treatment centers in the South Texas Medical Center, the Hope Lodge community in San Antonio will offer 40 private guest suites and all the comforts of home at no cost to the cancer patient and their caregiver. Transportation to and from local cancer treatment centers will also be provided. The approximate 40,000 square-foot facility will provide up to 14,600 nights of free lodging each year, representing a savings of more than $2 million per year to cancer patients and their families (with the average nightly hotel rate in San Antonio costing approximately $150).
Some amenities of the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge San Antonio will include:
Methodist Healthcare Ministries is partnering with the American Cancer Society to bring a Hope Lodge community to San Antonio. Because of this, the facility will be named the American Cancer Society Methodist Healthcare Ministries Hope Lodge.
You can make a financial contribution to help fund the construction of the facility, initial operating costs, and the creation of an endowment to ensure the sustainability of the facility for years to come. Please donate here to submit your gift online.
If you prefer to mail your donation, please send a check to:
American Cancer Society
PO Box 81795, Austin TX 78708
Checks should be made out to American Cancer Society with a memo or accompanying letter stating that the gift is for Hope Lodge San Antonio.
To receive a naming opportunity for your gift of $50,000 and above, please contact Jessalyn Giacona, Director, 713-471-4130 or email@example.com.
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
The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge community in San Antonio would like to thank the following fundraising committee members for their continued support:
Charles Leddy, Co-Campaign Chair, CEO of Presidian Hotels and Resorts
Linda Dozier, Co-Campaign Chair, CPCM, Contract Management at Lockheed Martin Space
Jamie Wesolowski, President/CEO of Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas
The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge program provides a free home away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers. More than just a roof over their heads, it's a nurturing community that helps patients access the care they need. Each Hope Lodge community offers a supportive, homelike environment where guests can share a meal, join in the evening's activities, or unwind in their own private room. Patients staying at a Hope Lodge must be in active cancer treatment and permanently reside more than 40 miles away from their cancer treatment center.
Established in 1970, the Charleston, SC Hope Lodge was the first facility of its kind in the country for cancer patients and caregivers. The concept came from Margot Freudenberg, a leader in the Charleston medical and business communities, who saw a similar facility while traveling through Australia and New Zealand with President Eisenhower's People to People Ambassador Program. After her own family was touched by cancer, Margot was determined to establish the very first Hope Lodge community in Charleston. Now a nationwide program of the American Cancer Society, over 30 Hope Lodge facilities in the United States and Puerto Rico serve patients and caregivers from all over the world.
Actively involved in the HopeLodge program until she was 105, Margot was the longest-serving American Cancer Society volunteer to date. Her attitude of gratitude, despite being forced from her home during the Nazi occupation of Germany, still inspires us today. Her legacy of grace, giving, and service live on through our wonderful Hope Lodge volunteers.
Being a Hope Lodge guest is a courtesy extended at the sole discretion of the American Cancer Society. All individuals who meet Hope Lodge eligibility requirements will be welcomed regardless of race, creed, citizenship, disability, gender, color, ethnic heritage, veteran status, economic status, or sexual orientation.