CHARLOTTE, NC—Extended Stay America (ESA) has renewed its partnership with the American Cancer Society (ACS) via the Hotel Keys of Hope (HKOH) program, and plans to more than double its contribution.
HKOK aims to help patients overcome the financial stress of traveling for treatment with an exclusive donation of free and reduced rate rooms throughout the Extended Stay America’s 682 U.S. locations. With an estimated 1.6 million Americans diagnosed with some type of cancer each year, thousands travel away from home for treatment. Over the last two years, ESA has donated more than 40,000 room nights helping some 6,700 patients and their families save nearly $1.2 million in costs associated with traveling for necessary cancer treatments, according to the company.
Extended Stay America will now contribute 50,000 free and deeply discounted rooms per year. According to the company, this will impact over 15,000 cancer patients over the next two years.