Extended Stay America Makes Record-Breaking Hotel Stay Donation to American Cancer Society

Extended Stay America Makes Record-Breaking Hotel Stay Donation to American Cancer Society

National hotel chain donates 10,000 free stays and 10,000 discounted stays to patients in treatment

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Extended Stay America

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 11:05am

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Extended Stay America -- the largest company-owned and operated hotel chain in the U.S. -- and the American Cancer Society -- the largest voluntary health organization in the U.S. -- announce an unprecedented multi-year partnership through which Extended Stay America will provide 20,000 overnight stays to cancer patients who must travel far from home to receive life-saving treatment. Extended Stay America will offer 10,000 rooms free of charge to patients plus an additional 10,000 stays at a special rate of $12/night, providing patients an affordable, comfortable place to stay so they can focus on getting well.

The program will be piloted in Atlanta, Boston and Houston beginning Nov.1, 2013, then expand into other key cities in December before launching nationwide in early 2014. To request an Extended Stay America room, cancer patients or their caregivers should contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345. 

“Extended Stay America is committed to giving back to the many communities in which we operate, and one important way to accomplish this is by taking care of those who seek a better future for themselves and their families,” says Jim Donald, chief executive officer at Extended Stay America. “With cancer impacting everyone’s life in some way, we’re proud to partner with the American Cancer Society to provide the key to hope for patients battling cancer so they can focus on their fight.”

One of the most important keys to surviving cancer is access to treatment. For many patients, the best hope for a cure means traveling an average of 140 miles to a treatment facility in another city, sometimes for weeks or months. Through its Hope Lodge program, the American Cancer Society offers free, temporary lodging to patients and their caregivers, offsetting costs associated with living away from home during treatment.

About Extended Stay America
Based in Charlotte, N.C., Extended Stay America has 684 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The company owns and operates hotels under the core brand, Extended Stay America ®, which serves the mid-priced extended stay segment, and other brands. It is the largest owner/operator ofcompany-branded hotels in North America and employs approximately 10,400 employees in its hotel properties and headquarters.

About American Cancer Society 
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. As we mark our 100th birthday in 2013, we're determined to finish the fight against cancer. We're finding cures as the nation's largest private, not for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.