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American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Approximately 1,762,450 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States. With this overwhelming statistic, it can feel like there’s not much a person can do to make a real difference in the lives of those with cancer. But that startling number didn’t stop Nikole Mock, a Wellness Advocate from North County, San Diego, from engaging in good.

Nikole knew of the many services the American Cancer Society offers, but she also knew that many her community weren’t receiving those services. One such service is the Hotel Keys of Hope℠ program, which works with Extended Stay America to help alleviate the emotional and financial burdens of cancer patients. This program provides free to deeply discounted hotel stays for patients who are living away from home while seeking treatment.

Nikole set up a matching grant project with doTERRA Healing Hands® and the American Cancer Society, which raised $1,562 for the Hotel Keys of Hope program.

“The Hotel Keys of Hope program saved my life. After six months, I was so tired of living out of my car, staying at friends’ houses, and asking for favors, all the while in cancer treatment five days a week. I was at my wit’s end and prayed for somewhere to stay—I couldn’t do it any longer. So when I learned about Extended Stay America’s lodging program in partnership with the American Cancer Society, I knew my prayers were answered.”—Hotel guest and cancer survivor