DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The American Cancer Society today announced its North Texas CEOs Against
Cancer chapter will raise funds for a year of operating expenses for the
Hope Lodge in Dallas, a free lodging facility for patients seeking
treatment at any of Dallas’ premier medical centers.
Ground was broken earlier this month on the facility to be named the
American Cancer Society Gene and Jerry Jones Family Hope Lodge. The
lodge will be located on property donated by Baylor Scott & White
Health, adjacent to its Baylor University Medical Center campus, and is
expected to open in early 2021.
The American Cancer Society’s North Texas CEOs Against Cancer is a group
of Dallas and Fort Worth-based executives committed to cancer
prevention, treatment and survivorship for the benefit of their
employees, families and the north Texas community. This fundraising is
an effort to complement its ongoing cancer control work.
“Hope Lodge Dallas represents an opportunity for North Texas business
leaders to expand our fight against cancer beyond our employees and
their families and make a meaningful difference in the lives of cancer
patients in our community,” said James Frary, chairman of the North
Texas chapter of CEOs Against Cancer and CEO of US Acute Care Solutions.
The American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge capital campaign was conducted
in collaboration with Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation, with
extraordinary support from generous individuals and organizations.
Donations were received from philanthropists, civic leaders and
“The American Cancer Society is committed to removing the emotional,
physical and financial burdens that many cancer patients must face when
they travel away from home for treatment,” said Jeff Fehlis, executive
vice president for the American Cancer Society’s South Region. “Thanks
to the generosity of partners and individuals who have stepped up to
help with this project, we will soon be able to provide a home away from
home for cancer patients allowing them to focus on what is
Hope Lodge Dallas is expected to provide more than 18,000 nights of free
lodging annually for cancer patients traveling to Dallas for
cancer-related appointments. The 40,000 square-foot Hope Lodge facility
will include 50 private guest suites and feature common living areas,
dining room, laundry facilities, library, meditation room and outdoor
garden. Patients and their caregivers will also have access to the
current offerings of the American Cancer Society’s programs and
services. To learn more or to make a gift to the CEOs Against Cancer’s
pledge, visit the pledge website here.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5
million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and
leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough
research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free
rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness
and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from
every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.
About North Texas CEOs Against Cancer
North Texas CEOs Against Cancer are committed to the best practices
in cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship to make a difference
for their employees, their families and the broader North Texas
community. The Chapter is affiliated with the American Cancer Society
and includes executives and representatives from US Acute Care
Solutions, the Dallas Housing Authority, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics,
Bell, AT&T, AmerisourceBergen, ORIX USA, Oncor, McKesson Corporation,
Bank of Texas, Cinemark USA, AMN Healthcare, the City of Dallas and the
City of Fort Worth. Learn more at www.ceosagainstcancernorthtexas.com.
Joy Donovan Brandon