St. Louis, MO, September 18, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in St. Louis, which provides free lodging for cancer patients and their caregivers traveling for treatment, will be benefiting from Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria’s Giveback Tuesday event on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at their Rock Hill location.
Every month, Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria features a local non-profit organization and donates 100 percent of profits from the entire day to the charity. Lunch, dinner, drinks, and carryout are all included. So far, Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria has donated $215,880 to local nonprofit organizations.
Funds raised from this Giveback Tuesday event will help fund the day-to-day expenses the Hope Lodge in St. Louis needs to provide free lodging, programs, and services to cancer patients and their caregivers who must travel away from home for treatment.
“Hope Lodge addresses one of the most significant barriers cancer patients face: the lack of transportation and lodging needed to start and complete treatment. We give a free, temporary refuge to those who would otherwise not be able to afford or access the care and treatment they need to beat their cancer. Our guests arrive thinking of Hope Lodge as a free place to stay but leave seeing us as their second home and our staff as their family,” said Ashilay Dillow, assistant manager at Hope Lodge. “Donations will help ensure that we are here for all who need us today and in the future.”
The first Hope Lodge facility was founded in Charleston, South Carolina in 1970. Today, there are 32 locations near major cancer centers and hospitals in the United States and Puerto Rico, including two facilities in St. Louis and Kansas City. Opened in 1995, the St. Louis branch provided 9,176 free nights of lodging and support to more than 2,700 patients and their caregivers last year.
“We anticipate as many as 13,000 patients and caregivers will turn to our Hope Lodge for help in the next 10 years,” Dillow said.
Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays. Happy Hour specials run Sunday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Carryout orders are also available.
For more information or to make reservations, please call (314) 942-6555 or visit www.katiespizzaandpasta.com.
For more information about Hope Lodge, please visit their website cancer.org.