the torch Summer 2017, Issue 2 | Page 9

Hope is closer to having a home than ever before The American Cancer Society expenses, annual programming and Celebrating Women Chair in Breast Center at Dallas as the location of its million has been raised thanks to appointments required for clinical selected Baylor University Medical newest Hope Lodge, a home-like facility that offers free accommodations for cancer patients operations. To date, more than $14 generous support from numerous donors. Baylor Scott & White treats who have to travel long distances for thousands of cancer patients who Health has donated the use of prime for their care. DFW is one of the largest their care. Baylor Scott & White real estate, valued at $4 million, to the American Cancer Society for this initiative. This location will also serve as the regional headquarters for the travel more than 40 miles from home metropolitan areas in the country without a Hope Lodge. This facility fills a huge need. “Hope Lodge Dallas is going to be American Cancer Society. an incredible resource for the citizens relies solely on philanthropic patients interested in enrolling in Funding for Hope Lodge Dallas support, and approximately $25 million is needed for capital Cancer Research. “The number of trial participants can be prohibitive to those who live far away, but the Hope Lodge is going to make it a lot more feasible for people to enroll and par ticipate in promising experimental therapies for their cancer.” For more information on Hope Lodge Dallas or other cancer of this region, particularly those initiatives at Baylor, contact Tim important clinical trials,” said [email protected]. Joyce O’Shaughnessy, M.D., the Moore at 214.820.7877 or A rendering of Hope Lodge Dallas 9 21