American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
Oklahoma City, OK

Address
Coming Soon! Expected Groundbreaking in 2020! , Oklahoma City, OK 73104 Phone: 1-800-227-2345

Letter from the Campaign Chairs

Dear Friends, 

Unfortunately, cancer is an all too familiar word in our vocabulary. Many of us have been personally touched by the disease, while others have witnessed how it affects our loved ones, friends or co-workers. But often, it’s not just the disease these people are faced with during these challenging times.  

Every year, approximately 3,700 cancer patients travel 40 miles or more to Oklahoma City to one of five large, rural health care systems that specialize in cancer care. With treatments lasting from weeks to months, the cost of travel and lodging for these patients can be overwhelming. Patients often chose to skip or forgo treatment altogether due to the mounting costs associated with travel. 

Because of this, the University of Oklahoma and the American Cancer Society have teamed up with the medical community and various civic-minded individuals to correct this tragedy. We hope to build an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge facility in Oklahoma City, a free home away from home for cancer patients who cannot afford lodging expenses associated with treatment. 

For many cancer patients with limited means, the Hope Lodge facility will be the only way they can access the lifesaving treatment they need. Oklahoma City’s five health systems cover Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas.  The existing hospitality homes are often at capacity and charge a fee. The Hope Lodge facility will not only be free to all cancer patients, but it will become a system of support. Patients can help each other with meal preparation, running errands, grocery shopping, and moral support. 

We are honored to be working with this team of the area’s most generous foundations, corporations, and individuals to make Hope Lodge a reality. Please consider joining our team and giving to our capital campaign. Your gift will help thousands of cancer patients who come to Oklahoma City for treatment. 

We have a chance to save lives. We hope you join us. 

Our best, 

Scott Meacham
Hope Lodge campaign chairman

H. E. "Gene" Rainbolt
Hope Lodge campaign chair emeritus

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About Hope Lodge Oklahoma

Hope Lodge Oklahoma will have thirty-four private rooms for cancer patients and caregivers, along with a communal kitchen and living area, among other amenities. It will serve approximately 2,400 patients and caregivers annually, providing approximately 14,600 free nights of lodging valued at $1,971,000 in annual savings.

Some of the amenities of the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge Oklahoma will include:

  • 34 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

Hope Lodge Oklahoma will also house the Society's staff and volunteers, enhancing the organization's ability to serve patients throughout the Greater Oklahoma area.

Donate and Support Hope Lodge Oklahoma

To date, we have successfully secured funding from some of Oklahoma’s top foundations, as well as out of town support. We remain focused on securing additional dollars locally, regionally, and nationally. 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 Oklahoma online or through our campaign office.

To receive a naming opportunity for your gift of $50,000 and above, please call Brian Brookey, Director, (918) 809-9708, or brian.brookey@cancer.org.

To make a donation to Hope Lodge Oklahoma now, please click on the "Donate" button just below the rendering of the facility. If you prefer to mail your gift, please send your completed donation or pledge form to:

American Cancer Society
Attn: Brian Brookey   
6525 N. Meridian, Suite 110
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

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

Name Recognition Opportunities

Hope Lodge Oklahoma is funded through community support. Funds donated will provide cancer patients traveling to Oklahoma for treatment a free "home away from home" while they focus on their health. Naming opportunities are available at certain giving levels in Hope Lodge. For more information please contact Brian Brookey, Director (918) 809-9708 or brian.brookey@cancer.org.    

Fundraising Committee Members

The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Oklahoma Capital Campaign is led by the following fundraising committee members:

Campaign Co-Chairs
Scott Meacham
Chairman

H. E. "Gene" Rainbolt
Chairman Emeritus

Fundraising Committee Members
Carl Edwards

Michael Samis

G. Rainey Williams

Chris Shilling

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.