Florida Lodge opened Jan. 6 and is already is at capacity.
On Tuesday, Feb. 4, a ceremony and ribbon-cutting was held for the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Jacksonville, FLA. It was broadcast live on the ACS Florida Facebook page.
Among those attending were Best Buy founder Richard Schulze, and Gary Reedy, our CEO.
Schulze created the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation in 2004 to give back to the communities in Minnesota and Florida where he and his family lived.
This Lodge is the third one built on Mayo Clinic property. Mayo Clinic has been a strong partner, supporting our Road to Recovery program which provides free rides to patients in cancer treatment. Mayo Clinic is also an ACS research grant recipient for its work in lung cancer research in Jacksonville.
This 32,000-square-foot facility has 30 guest suites. Two adults can occupy each suite.