Being diagnosed with cancer can be a terrifying experience. Going through treatment can be even scarier – and costly. That’s why the 20th Century Club Lodge was created: to provide a place for patients to stay while they receive treatment in Little Rock.
The 20th Century Club was founded in 1941, and the organization shifted its focus to cancer-related projects in 1964. Since the 1960s, the organization has concentrated on providing support and later lodging for cancer patients who come to Little Rock.
One of the ways the 20th Century Club supports its efforts is through its annual gala, the Hope Ball. It is the major yearly event, which helps raise funds to support the lodge and its mission.
However, not everybody may be able to attend the event. That’s where Fund A Night comes in.
According to AY contributor and woman-about-town Lisa Fischer, Fund A Night is a way for people to contribute to the 20th Century Club Lodge and fund a night’s stay at the lodge for patients. “If someone give $50 right now, they would provide a room for a cancer patient and a caretaker,” she says.
During a patient’s stay, they receive healthy snacks and three evening meals per week. As Lisa says, ““Don’t you think $50 is a great value?”
Fifty dollars is the amount needed to fund a night’s stay for a patient, but those who wish to donate more can. AY Publisher Heather Baker encourages those who wish to help out to “donate as much as you want.”
Currently, the goal is to raise $130,000 by the end of the Hope Ball. “We’re going to do this all the way through the end of the ball, and we can make this a great experience for the patients and help them out,” Baker says.