Taylor Morrison bulids homes for Banner MD Anderson patients



Last month, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Banner Health Foundation, in collaboration with Taylor Morrison, cut the ceremonial ribbon and began moving the very first patients into a new community of homes for patients and their loved ones while undergoing treatment at Banner MD Anderson in Gilbert, Ariz. Donated and built by Taylor Morrison, the Home Away from Home patient housing community has eight two-bedroom, two-bath private homes located within walking distance of the cancer center, eliminating the financial burden of travel and hotel stays for approximately 80 patients and their care partners each year.

Joanna Teplin and Clea Shearer, founders of lifestyle brand The Home Edit, generously donated their signature home organizing products and service to ensure each home was organized for maximum convenience and style. The two were on hand to help cut the ribbon, with Shearer sharing a few words during the program about her personal battle with breast cancer and the value of having a comfortable home and the support of family during recovery.

“As a homebuilder, there’s no greater gift we could give than to build a community of homes that will eliminate undue stressors like hotel costs alongside rent or mortgage payments, and allow patients to focus on their treatment,” said Taylor Morrison Chairman and CEO Sheryl Palmer. “It was deeply important to us that what we were building was a true community—a place for patients to share experiences and support one another. It will be something quite unique, and we hope incredibly healing.”

Thank you to Taylor Morrison, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., Cannon & Wendt and WW Clyde who donated services and materials to make this community possible.