AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center—Boston
125 South Huntingtgon Ave.
Boston, MA 02130
Staying With Us
In order to qualify, patients should:
- Be in active outpatient cancer treatment with standard accepted protocols.
- Have an actual or projected start and end date for their treatment.
- Permanently reside 40 miles or more away from their treatment center.
- Need lodging for a minimum stay of 3 consecutive nights and 3 days of treatment center appointments per week.
- Be able navigate the facility and evacuate the building in case of an emergency.
If you are a patient, contact a social worker, cancer resource specialist, or oncologist at your Boston treatment center who will assist with your referral.
If you are a provider, download our referral packet in the next section which details the referral process.
Click on a link below to download additional information.Referral Packet
What to bring for your stay
Daily life while at the Lodge
Guest Agreement (signed upon arrival)
Is there a limit on how long I can stay at the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston?
Generally speaking, you can stay at the Lodge until your treatment ends, and plan on leaving 24 hours after your last treatment. There is a six-month maximum stay, however. Note that the Lodge requires a three-day minimum stay with at least two visits to your treatment center per week.
Does the Lodge have wireless capabilities?
Yes, we have both wireless and computer stations throughout the Lodge.
Are meals served?
Yes and no. Thanks to generous volunteers, dinners will sometimes be provided for residents. However, for all other meals, residents are responsible for purchasing their own food and preparing their own meals. Many guests like to cook with others and coordination of meals happens periodically.
Is there a charge to stay at the Lodge?
No. Staying at the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston does not cost anything.
How do I handle house cleaning?
Residents are responsible for cleaning up after themselves in all areas of the Lodge.
Are there laundry facilities?
Yes, we do have a laundry room. Residents are responsible for all personal laundry, including towels and bedding (which are provided).
How many people can stay in a room?
Two people can stay in a room: the patient and the caregiver.
Is transportation available?
Yes. Free shuttle transportation is provided to various area treatment locations through the Society’s Road to Recovery volunteers from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Fridays, excluding holidays. Note that these hours occasionally change due to unexpected circumstances, so always plan on having alternative transportation arrangements. The Lodge is located directly across the street from public transportation that takes you directly to many of our local treatment centers, many of which are a 10-minute cab ride away.
What should I bring?
You should bring any personal belongings that will make your room feel more like home. We will provide cleaning supplies, and bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, and bedding in every room.
Can residents eat in their rooms?
No. Food and beverages are not allowed in individual rooms.
Is there a telephone in the room with voice mail?
Yes, there is a telephone with voice mail in every room.
The AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston offers free housing, free transportation to and from area treatment centers, free laundry facilities including soap, and kitchen facilities where you can prepare meals.
In addition to these practical services, the Lodge provides American Cancer Society reference materials and programs through the on-site Community Resource Center to help guests learn how to manage the physical, emotional, and practical challenges cancer brings.
Below is a list of programs regularly held. Unless otherwise stated, all programs are open - at no cost - to all cancer patients, their families and friends, and cancer survivors.
Look Good...Feel Better (for women only)
Learn how to overcome the physical side effects of cancer treatment. A professional cosmetologist will show you on how to enhance your appearance with make-up lessons, skin care, and wigs and scarves.
Volunteer groups regularly provide dinners for all Hope Lodge guests, as they do in our other two Lodges in New England. They provide good food, friendship, and fun.
7th Annual Boston Key Gala raises $1.1 million to benefit the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston
Our 2012 Boston Key Gala was a phenomenal success, raising $1.1 million to support the operating cost of our Hope Lodge in Boston.
About 600 guests turned out for the event at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre in Boston. The evening included cocktails, dinner, dancing to the band SoHo, and an exciting live auction.
Joyce Kulhawik, arts and entertainment critic, three-time cancer survivor, and cancer patient advocate, served as the event’s emcee. Scott Wahle, a former sports anchor on WBZ-TV, served as the event’s auctioneer.
Thank you to our honorary chair - Robert A. Cascella, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hologic, Inc. located in Marlborough. Cascella and his company were one of the lead corporate donors in bringing Hope Lodge to Boston and they have served as a sponsor for past Key Gala events as well as the Hope Lodge Golf Invitational.
Individual tickets were $300 per person. Tickets to the Young Professionals Late Night Party tickets were $100 per person and included drinks, appetizers, desert, & entertainment from 9 p.m. – midnight.l
To learn more about next year's event, including sponsorships, please contact Melanie Barton at 508.270.4651.
New England Patriots 'Celebrate Volunteerism' at Boston Hope Lodge
New England Patriots rookies Nate Solder and Malcolm Williams joined volunteers from the Mansfield, MA- based healthcare device company Covidien to serve a donated dinner to nearly 100 guests at the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston the evening of Nov. 19, 2011. The Patriots were there to honor Hope Lodge volunteer Bobbi Davis with the Myra Kraft MVP Award, while naming her the New England Patriots Difference Maker of the Week.
Thanks to Timothy Kirwan, general manager of the InterContinental Boston, a delicious dinner buffet and desserts were donated and catered by Chef David Chinta of the Brasserie Provencale and his team. The football players' visit was part of the Patriots season-long “Celebrate Volunteerism” campaign, honoring the memory of Patriots owner Bob Kraft's late wife, Myra, and her lifetime commitment to philanthropy and charitable service. Myra Kraft succumbed to ovarian cancer earlier this year.
Solder, a first-year offensive lineman, said he has enjoyed getting out and involved in the community. ”It means a lot to me to give back, and have these people here smiling. If they get something out of it, that’s pretty neat.” Williams, a seventh round pick, seemed to enjoy his first charity event. "I’m just excited to make someone smile. Having Patriots players here brightens their day.”
You can watch a video of the players' visit to Hope Lodge on the Patriots' Web site.
Malcolm Williams, left, and Nate Solder presented an autographed football and the Myra Kraft MVP Award to ACS volunteer Bobbi Davis.