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Hope Lodge featured on Good Morning America

Segment spotlighted cross-country tour full of smiles and surprises.

Good Morning America’s GMA3 recently featured our Hope Lodge program, which runs communities across the country that provide people with cancer a free place to stay during treatment, in a moving segment. Watch the full clip here, and like and share it on X (formerly Twitter.)

The segment spotlighted the “R.A.K.E. Gives Hope Tour” which launched on Aug. 23 in Rochester, NY, and culminated on Oct. 10 in Tampa, FL. ACS worked with television writer and comedian Ricky Smith and his nonprofit Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere, or R.A.K.E, to visit all 31 Hope Lodge locations with smiles and surprises. The tour was Ricky’s opportunity to amplify the work of the American Cancer Society after losing his sister, Rhonda Ferguson, to cancer in 2021.

Other local news coverage included:

ACS is grateful to Wil Gholston, defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and an ACS Sports Ambassador, for his $50,000 match on donations and his kindness in visiting our Hope Lodge guests.

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