Get Moving for a Good Cause! 7/17/20 - 7/19/20
Walk, bike, run, etc. while raising money for the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge. Invite your families, spouses, children and pets to exercise too!
Employee and Household Participants: Alliance Foods will donate $1 per mile accomplished as well as match any additional pledges secured (up to $2000 of employee donations to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge).
Each Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging allows guests to focus on getting better. Hope Lodge provides a nurturing, home-like environment where guests can retreat to private rooms or connect with others. Every Hope Lodge also offers a variety of resources and information about cancer and how best to fight the disease.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Cancer Society suspended Hope Lodge operations on March 27, 2020, because we could no longer ensure the health and safety of our immune-compromised cancer patient residents, volunteers, and staff. However, we are now looking forward and planning carefully for a time when guests will once again return to the Hope Lodge.
Due to the delays many patients have experienced in their care, we may experience a surge in reservation requests as we prepare to reopen. When that time comes, new safety and hygiene protocols will be essential to protecting the health of our guests. Prior to opening, we will prepare the Hope Lodge with deep-cleaning and necessary maintenance to appliances and utilities that may require inspection or cleaning. At least two months of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will need to be on hand for both staff and guests, and all new elements such as distancing barriers and signage, sanitizing stations and mask stations must be in place before the Hope Lodge can be used. New expenses will include face coverings/masks, thermometers, sneeze guards/social distancing barriers, cleaning supplies and a professional cleaning service, new signage to enforce social distancing, hand sanitizer, disposable dishware, and more.
Your donations will help ensure that Hope Lodge is a safe space for cancer patients who need hope away from home. THANK YOU!