On June 5, Faith Lacek would have turned 7. Her parents, Susan and Mark Lacek, marked the occasion by opening the doors to a brand-new lodge on 80 pristine acres of nothern Wisconsin woods complete with a private lake, a large deck, and a giant playroom.
WEBSTER – After completing the fast-tracked construction of Faith’s Lodge, local contractors were thanked for their work Sunday at a special on-site open house.
The unique nonprofit retreat near webster is the brainchild of Mark and Susan Lacek, who lost their first child, Faith Ann, at birth on June 5, 2000. The Minneapolis couple used their new foundation to create a retreat for grieving parents and those with a seriously ill child.
Representatives from the Ronald McDonald House, the Lacek Foundation, and the local community took place in the Friday groundbreaking ceremony for Faith’s Lodge, a retreat center for families in crisis.
WEBSTER – Six years of careful thought and planning is finally becoming reality for Mark and Susan Lacek. Construction of Faith’s Lodge, a retreat on 80 acres of land north of Webster with a private lake and nature trails, will begin with excavation scheduled to take place within the next couple of weeks, framing in September and be watertight by the start of deer season. With the finishing to be done over the winter, the facility is to be ready for use by the summer of 2007.
WEBSTER – For Mark and Susan Lacek, Faith’s Lodge, a retreat for families facing pediatric illness or who have experienced the loss of a child, is a chance to turn a personal tragedy into a way to help others.
There are many incredible charitable organizations in the Twin Cities – groups with local roots. But we don’t always know how they started, why they started, or who was the catalyst for the cause. This month, 800 (or more) people will attent Faith’s Lodge Gala and hear the story f Faith, as told by her parents, Mark and Susan Lacek.