Stein Eriksen Lodge, Utah's only Mobil Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond property, has announced an ambitious goal to raise $50,000 in the future to aid the Huntsman Cancer Institute's "Room to Heal" campaign-a campaign set to double the Institute's space for healing and hope. To achieve the desired contribution, the Lodge has appointed one of its luxurious junior suites as "The Giving Room"-where 10 percent of the total room revenue generated from the suite will be donated to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
"Stein Eriksen Lodge feels strongly about giving back to the community and designating a ‘Giving Room' is an exciting opportunity to help a truly worthwhile cause and organization," said Russ Olsen, chief executive officer at Stein Eriksen Lodge. "The Lodge strives for excellence in providing guests exceptional service and the Huntsman Cancer Institute is dedicated to excellence in patient care."
The Huntsman Cancer Hospital expansion will double inpatient capacity from 50 beds to 100 and will double existing imaging and radiation treatment facilities and operating rooms. It will house the new Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant and Myeloma Program and expanded Cancer Learning and Wellness Centers. It will also accommodate expanded clinical trials and enhance patient access to promising new treatments.
By the Lodge pledging a $50,000 contribution, the Huntsman Cancer Hospital will reserve a patient room in the new expansion as the Stein Eriksen Lodge room. The Lodge plans to incorporate decorative elements to reflect the Lodge's alpine history.
"Expansion has long been part of our vision for Huntsman Cancer Institute," said Jon M. Huntsman, Huntsman Cancer Institute's founder and principal benefactor. "We have worked hard to donate or raise the funds necessary to proceed with this great project. Most of the cancer cases undertaken here are acute or more advanced than can be effectively treated at even the finest community hospitals. Patients are coming to the Institute from Utah, the country and the world with hopes that the specialized technology and the latest developments from our research and clinical trials will save their lives. Expansion is critical to our having ample treatment rooms and hospital beds that will allow their hopes to be fulfilled."
In addition to proceeds raised from "The Giving Room," Preferred Hotel Group, of which Stein Eriksen Lodge is a member, will contribute a donation to the Institute, and, every night that the "The Giving Room" is occupied from May 1 through Aug. 31, 2009, the Ueberroth Family Foundation will donate matching funds collected from "The Giving Room". Starting this December, the Lodge will kick off an Employee Giving program, whereby employees may make payroll deductions to help the Lodge achieve the $50,000 donation goal and information regarding "The Giving Room" will be featured in all guest rooms so guests can choose to support the Lodge efforts and request the room for future stays. Additional ongoing promotions will also take place at Stein Eriksen Lodge throughout the upcoming year.
For more information on "The Giving Room" and Stein Eriksen Lodge, contact Sarah Myers at (435) 645-6451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.