American Cancer Society and Hope Lodge
For more than a 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With your support, we have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we've seen a 29% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s.
This year, the Minnesota Made Extravaganza is focusing on helping a lifesaving resource right here in our backyard – Hope Lodge. The American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge has been temporarily closed to protect vulnerable cancer patients, and hopes to reopen soon. However, reopening and sustaining this program comes at a significant cost. Our Hope Lodge provides a supportive and nurturing environment for cancer patients and caregivers who must travel for treatment. Hope Lodge’s one-time costs related to COVID-19 include front desk plexiglass shields, thermometers, social distancing signage, protection stations and re-commissioning activities that include HVAC, plumbing and facility disinfection. On-going costs related to COVID-19 include disposable paper masks, hand sanitizer and daily disinfecting of every facility plus the ongoing regular operational costs of Hope Lodge.
The Richard M. Schulze American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Minneapolis
We had a great time during last year's Minnesota Made at Aria Event Center!
Photos courtesy of Jeannine Marie Photography.