In 2019, Jerry and Gene Jones announced a $7.5 million dollar gift to create a Hope Lodge in Dallas and began construction on the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Hope Lodge facility.
Views from the groundbreaking for the "Gene & Jerry Jones Family Hope Lodge" facility in Dallas – the first Hope Lodge to be built in North Texas.
This September, the American Cancer Society officially welcomed its first guests. The facility offers cancer patients and their caregivers a home away from home while traveling to receive care from any of North Texas' premier medical centers.
The first of its kind in Dallas, the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Hope Lodge is expected to provide more than 18,000 nights of free lodging annually. The 40,000 square-foot facility includes 50 private guest suites, each with two beds and a private bathroom. In addition, the facility features common living areas, dining room, laundry facilities, library, meditation room and outdoor garden. Patients and their care givers also have access to the current offerings of the American Cancer Society's programs and services.
Views from the "Gene & Jerry Jones Family Hope Lodge" facility in Dallas – the first Hope Lodge to be built in North Texas.
The Gene and Jerry Jones Family Hope Lodge is located on property donated by Baylor Scott & White Health adjacent to its Baylor University Medical Center campus. The American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge capital campaign, conducted in collaboration with Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation, surpassed its fundraising goal with extraordinary support from generous individuals and organizations. As lead donors, the Gene and Jerry Jones Family understand the impact this disease can have within a family and community.
"Hope Lodge represents an understanding of the breadth of challenges facing cancer patients and their families," said Jim Hinton, Chief Executive Officer of Baylor Scott & White Health. "Because this building now exists, cancer patients from around the region, state and country have access to even more treatment options, support and ultimately, hope."
As the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White promotes the health and well-being of every individual, family and community it serves. It is committed to making quality care more accessible, convenient and affordable through its integrated delivery network, which includes the Scott and White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance and its leading digital health platform – MyBSWHealth. For more information, visit BSWHealth.com.