Join us in the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. The American Cancer Society is the only cancer-fighting organization discovering new ways to prevent cancer, fight and treat cancer, and improve the quality of life for people living with cancer. Cancer continues to be the second most common cause of death in the US. A total of 1.9 million new cases and 609,360 deaths from cancer are expected to occur in the US in 2022, which is about 1,670 deaths a day. COVID-19 has also resulted in extensive delays in cancer diagnosis, treatments, and life-saving prevention screenings.
The American Cancer Society has invested more than $5 billion in cancer research since 1946, with 49 grantees going on to win a Nobel Prize. While the lifetime risk of cancer is 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women, there has been a 32% decline in the cancer mortality rate between 1991 and 2019, which translates to almost 3.5 million fewer cancer deaths. ACS continues to advocate for improved access to care in all communities and provides critical patient support services across Texas.
Your support of the Holiday Shopping Card program allows the American Cancer Society to fight cancer from every angle in Houston and beyond. For more information about the American Cancer Society, call us at 1-800-227-2345.
The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Hope Lodge facility in Houston offers cancer patients, age 12 years and older, and their caregivers a home away from home while traveling to receive care from any of Houston’s premier medical centers. Houston’s Hope Lodge is the largest American Cancer Society living facility in the United States, with 64 patient suites featuring home-like amenities such as community kitchens, laundry rooms, and recreational areas. The community can provide up to 23,000 nights of free, temporary lodging each year, saving patients $4.5 million annually and giving hope a home to cancer patients and their families. Not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging allows these cancer patients and caregivers to focus on what’s most important…their health and healing.
A limited number of naming opportunities at Hope Lodge in Houston are still available. These include the Garden Area or Ground Floor Benches at $25,000 and Patient Suites at $50,000. Other opportunities of $75,000 and above are also available.
Personalized engraving opportunities inside Hope Lodge on the Tree of Life are also available for a $250 minimum tax-deductible donation in honor of or in memory of a loved one.
For further information on personalized naming opportunities, please contact the 2022 Holiday Shopping Card offices at 713.266.2205 or download the Tree of Life donation form.