In 2013, with a passion to support a charitable cause so close to the hearts of its employees, Extended Stay America formed a lasting partnership with the American Cancer Society, forever changing the lives of those in need of lifesaving cancer treatments away from home. Donating 40,000 hotel stays in 631 U.S. locations, Extended Stay America helped more than 6,700 patients and their families overcome the financial stress of traveling for treatment. Extended Stay America’s Hotel Keys of HopeSM program offers cancer patients free hotel rooms, as well as incredibly discounted rates of.
“Giving back to the many communities in which we operate is one of Extended Stay America’s greatest commitments. Working alongside American Cancer Society to provide even the slightest peace of mind, and more importantly support, to patients battling cancer has been extremely rewarding,” said Rick Canale, Vice President, Marketing Strategy and Planning at Extended Stay America.
National Cancer Survivors Day in New York
Extended Stay America and the American Cancer Society hosted a Hotel Keys of HopeSM reunion in June 2015, to celebrate cancer survivors and to support those recently diagnosed. The partners hosted families for a fun, activity-filled weekend in New York, including a keynote by Good Morning America host and cancer survivor, Amy Robach. Amy shared her powerful testimony, which included her courageous and public battle with cancer. The uplifting event succeeded in connecting individuals whose lives have been touched by cancer and who have benefited from the Hotel Keys of HopeSM program.
Our Partnership Moving Forward
Extended Stay America is more than doubling its previous contribution of free and deeply discounted rooms to an unprecedented 50,000 rooms per year and launching a new, nationwide donation program available at all Extended Stay America hotels. Guests are encouraged to leave their room keys in a drop box in the hotel lobby, and Extended Stay America will donate $1 per key up to $1,000,000 for the American Cancer Society. On behalf of our guests, we thank you for your ongoing support of our business. It’s because of your patronage that we are able to make such a significant contribution in the fight against cancer.