It will be called the World Wide Technology Hope Lodge.
On Dec. 15, a virtual ceremony was held to give donors a chance to see the inside of our new Hope Lodge in St. Louis. It is pictured above, in the foreground, across the street from the original Hope Lodge, built in 1995. The renovated building is owned by ACS and formerly housed ACS offices and leased offices.
“As St. Louisans, we are fortunate to have world-class cancer care right here in our backyard. Hope Lodge removes barriers to healthcare and connects patients to the cancer care they need here in St. Louis,” said Jim Kavanaugh, co-founder and CEO of World Wide Technology, vice-chairman of CEOs Against Cancer Missouri chapter, and campaign chair for a new and improved Hope Lodge.
World Wide Technology made a $3 million naming gift.
In 2018, Kavanaugh took a lead role in helping the Society with a $10 million Hope Lodge fundraising campaign. Thanks to his leadership and and the generosity of the Society’s CEOs Against Cancer® Missouri chapter members, local corporations, and the public, we have reached 97% of the fundraising goal. The construction of the facility is complete and we continue to work to raise funds for the operational costs.
Several local CEOs and executives spoke during the unveiling ceremony, including Kavanaugh; Joe Koenig, president of World Wide Technology; Joe Leahy, partner and chief creative officer, HLK Agency; Timothy Eberlein, MD, director of Siteman Cancer Center; and Jason McClelland, senior director, regional corporate relations.
This new facility will feature 42 guest suites and includes additional safety measures to protect immunocompromised guests from COVID-19 or other health threats.
The old Hope Lodge is being sold.
To learn more, visit www.hopeishome.org.
PHOTO: Pictured in the smaller image, from left, are: Joe Koenig, president of World Wide Technology, and Jim Kavanaugh, co-founder and CEO of World Wide Technology, vice-chairman of CEOs Against Cancer Missouri chapter, and campaign organizer for a new and improved Hope Lodge.