SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

November 14, 2014 10:58 ET

Jacksonville Hotel Helps Raise Awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Fairfield Inn & Suites Jacksonville Volunteers for the Society's Light the Night Walk on November 6th, 2014

CHARLESTON, SC--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2014) - Fairfield Inn & Suites Jacksonville West/Chaffee Point lent a helping hand in an effort to help raise awareness and benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society this November. The Jacksonville FL hotel volunteered for the Light the Night Walk which took place on November 6th and helped raise funds that will benefit research and patient support.

The Light the Night Walk is a fundraiser for research to help advance therapies and treatments that are saving lives every day. Its funds provide patient support services, advocacy for lifesaving treatments and the most promising cancer research anywhere. The event took place at Jacksonville Landing and the hotel had three representatives from the property working the event and volunteering their time. Throughout the night, the staff worked to set up food and t-shirt stations, as well as distribute food, water, and t-shirts to all of the walkers.

The night was part of an ongoing effort from the Fairfield Inn & Suites Jacksonville West/Chaffee Point hotel in FL to give back to the community on a regular basis. The hotel's "Rally Around Jax" community service program calls on associates to pitch in on a diverse range of philanthropic projects. In October, team members joined forces with Habitat for Humanity (HabiJax) to spruce up an existing home in Jacksonville. The hotel's associates spent the day tearing down two dilapidated sheds, and repairing the siding of the home.

"Our service efforts will allow us to volunteer our time with many local charities and organizations while building strong relationships between our associates and the community we serve," said General Manager David Smith.

Their involvement in the Light the Night Walk is the latest in this effort that sees the hotel giving back to the local community in meaningful and lasting ways.

About Fairfield Inn & Suites Jacksonville West/Chaffee

Fairfield Inn & Suites Jacksonville West/Chaffee Point welcomes guests to Florida with award-winning service and thoughtful amenities, all for a great price. Settle in to spacious rooms or suites, and enjoy perks like an in-room microwave and mini refrigerator, as well as a flat-screen TV and a comfortable work space. High-speed wireless Internet is complimentary in each room and throughout the hotel, and a tasty free breakfast ensures that everyone's day starts off right. Guests can also fit in a lap or two in the hotel's expansive indoor pool. For those visiting on business, the hotel offers 1,000 square feet of meeting space. And with its convenient location, along the I-10 in West Jacksonville, FL, the property makes it easy for guests to access local attractions like the Jacksonville Zoo. At the Fairfield Inn & Suites Jacksonville West/Chaffee Point, guest comfort is the #1 priority thanks to the Fairfield 100% Guarantee®.

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