Cancer survivors and families convene in Secaucus for Keys of Hope celebration

SECAUCUS – In recognition of National Cancer Survivors Day on June 7, the American Cancer Society and Extended Stay America, the largest owner-operated hotel brand in the U.S., celebrated survivorship with a Cancer Survivors Reunion weekend for guests impacted by Keys of Hope – the partners’ flagship program. Through the Keys of Hope program, Extended Stay America provides free and deeply discounted hotel stays to cancer patients who face the financial challenges and stress of receiving lifesaving treatment far away from home. To date over 45,000 hotel rooms have been donated, impacting more than 6,700 lives and saving families nearly $1.2 million in costs associated with traveling for necessary cancer treatments.
In honor of the program’s two-year anniversary, families from across the country convened in Secaucus and spent much of the first night in the area, then traveled to the city for events on the second day. Included was a special keynote and lavender carpet experience with Good Morning America host and cancer survivor Amy Robach, who shared powerful testimony about her courageous and public battle with cancer.
“A survivor is defined as anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life,” said Kristen Solt, managing director of the Hope Lodge Network, American Cancer Society. “For America’s 14.5 million cancer survivors, every day is a day of hope.”
For information about American Cancer Society programs and services, including the lodging program, visit or call (800) 227-2345. To join Extended Stay America and the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer, visit or call (800) 804-3724.

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