Weichert, RealtorsÂ® was recently honored by the American Cancer Society for its 18 years of continued support with the dedication of the Weichert Room at the American Cancer Society Hope LodgeÂ® facility in New York City. The Hope LodgeÂ® program provides a free home away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers.
Through its annual Charity Golf Outing and other fundraisers held by Weichert’s residential sales offices, the company has raised donations totaling $1.412 million for the American Cancer Society and breast cancer research. Before the dedication, James Weichert, vice chairman of Weichert Companies, Joe McDonald, regional vice president of Weichert, RealtorsÂ®, and Laura Metro, central relations manager for Residential Sales at Weichert, RealtorsÂ®, enjoyed a tour of Hope Lodge and breakfast with patients and their caregivers.
“It was an honor to visit Hope LodgeÂ and see firsthand the incredible work being done by the American Cancer Society,” Weichert says. “Each year, we strive as a company to meet new goals in our endeavor to help fund breast cancer research. It is heartening and humbling to be acknowledged for our efforts and to be recognized as a partner of the American Cancer Society in supporting cancer patients and their caregivers. This visit and dedication are motivation for us to work even harder to aid the cause.”
The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge program provides more than just free shelter for cancer patients and their caregivers; it’s a nurturing community that helps patients access the care they need. Each Hope Lodge community offers a supportive, home-like environment where guests can share a meal, join evening activities or unwind in their own private room. Patients staying at a Hope Lodge must be in active cancer treatment and permanently reside more than 40 miles or one hour away from their cancer treatment center. Each patient must be accompanied by a caregiver. The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in New York City, which opened in 2007, offers 60 guest rooms located near treatment centers in the area.
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