According to Hope Lodge Capital Campaign Co-Chairs Jennifer and Richard Dix,
“When we were asked to chair the Hope Lodge Capital Campaign, the only question we had was ‘Why hasn’t this already been built?’ Did you know that Dallas is ranked #7 in the nation for cancer care? What a point of pride for our city and an amazing resource, not only for the residents of DFW, but for the thousands of people who travel annually to Dallas for cancer care.
“Hope Lodge is the missing component for these patients and their families. It is the ultimate resource-providing patients and caregivers a free place to stay during treatment. Financial burdens are reduced and patients and caregivers can focus on their priority-getting well.
“We fervently believe Dallas needs this vital asset. Our wish is that everyone who has the capacity to support this important campaign will dig deep and give!
“Hope Lodge will be constructed on a parcel of land southeast of Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at the intersection of Elm and Hall. The use of the land, valued at approximately $4 million, was donated by Baylor Scott And White Health.
“Hope Lodge Dallas will include 50 suites for guests and caregivers, an outdoor garden, common kitchens, dining room, common living area, meditation room, laundry facilities, library with computer access, meeting space and access to transportation to all cancer treatments center in the Dallas area.
“As we became actively engaged in studying Hope Lodges across the nation, one fact we loved emerged: those served by Hope Lodge always give back, either financially or through volunteer service. This is a powerful testament to the dramatic impact that the Hope Lodge Dallas will have providing compassion and care for those who enter its doors.
“Please join us in worthy mission by visiting cancer.org/hopelodgedallas.”
-By Jennifer and Richard Dix, Hope Lodge Capital Campaign co-chairs