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6 homes donated for patients who travel to Valley cancer center for treatment

Dec 14, 2022, 4:15 AM

(Taylor Morrison Home Layout)...

(Taylor Morrison Home Layout)

(Taylor Morrison Home Layout)

PHOENIX — Homebuilder Taylor Morrison will construct and donate six homes in Gilbert for patients and families who travel long distances to Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center for treatment.

Construction is set to begin in the summer of 2023 and be completed about a year later, the Scottsdale-based company announced earlier this month.

“Treatment is complex and emotional, but through our donation we treasure the opportunity to flex our strengths as a homebuilder to build places of sanctuary for patients and their loved ones while they navigate this challenging time in their lives,” Sheryl Palmer, CEO and chairman of Taylor Morrison, said in a press release.

“For Taylor Morrison to play a role in offering some relief and enabling patients to focus on healing is such a gift.”

The initial six fully furnished homes will be built in an anticipated 16-home community, where the Banner Health Foundation will host the Home Away from Home program for patients who travel lengthy distances for care.

Up to 60 patients each year will be able stay in the two-bedroom, two-bathroom, pet-friendly homes next to the Banner Gateway Medical Center campus near Higley Road and U.S. 60.

“We are deeply grateful to Taylor Morrison’s generosity because for many patients, having a place to stay without the financial burden is the difference between receiving care or not,” Michael Herring, CEO at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, said in the release.

“Hope and healing can be found in something as simple as a safe and comfortable bed and a good night’s rest. With all the concerns and feelings going through a patient’s mind, a home nearby provides such relief and one less thing to worry about.”

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6 homes donated for patients who travel to Valley cancer center for treatment