American Cancer Society Musekamp Family Hope Lodge—Cincinnati

American Cancer Society Musekamp Family Hope Lodge—Cincinnati
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2806 Reading Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
Phone: 513-618-5585
Fax: 513-618-5586

About Our Facility

Welcome to the American Cancer Society's Musekamp Family Hope Lodge

We are located in the Avondale area near many of Cincinnati's major cancer fighting centers. The lodge has 22 guest rooms, each with its own lavatory. In addition, there are four fully equipped kitchens, a common dining area, an exercise room, two T.V. rooms, a theater room, a meditation chapel, inspiration garden, recreation room, and a Great Room which houses a library, guest computers, a grand piano, and gas fireplace. When patients travel to Cincinnati for cancer treatment, the Hope Lodge offers a comfortable environment in which to stay.

The Hope Lodge is a cost-free, temporary "home away from home" for cancer patients and their caregivers at a time when they need it most.

General Information
Families face many challenges when a loved one needs cancer treatment far from home. It can be uncomfortable, extremely costly, and even lonely to stay in hotels for weeks at a time. That is where the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge can help. When patients travel to Cincinnati for cancer treatment, the Hope Lodge offers a comfortable environment in which to stay. The Hope Lodge is a cost-free, temporary "home away from home" for cancer patients and their caregivers at a time when they need it most. To stay at our lodge, download our Musekamp Family Hope Lodge Request Form and fax it to 513-618-5586 or mail it to 2806 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.
 
Hope Lodge Facility
Hope Lodge is located in the Avondale area near many of Cincinnati's major cancer fighting centers. The lodge has 22 guest rooms, each with its own lavatory. In addition, there are four fully equipped kitchens, a common dining area, an exercise room, two T.V. rooms, a theater room, a meditation chapel, inspiration garden, recreation room and a Great Room which houses a library, guest computers, a grand piano, and gas fireplace.  

 Our History click to expand
The American Cancer Society has renovated a 50,000 square foot, four story, historic building in Cincinnati to serve as the organization's 21st Hope Lodge. Our beautiful structure sits majestically atop what was formerly known as 'Pill Hill' because of the numerous hospitals and physicians that resided nearby. Originally built as a doctor's mansion in 1880, it was purchased in 1900 by the Ursuline nuns and then expanded in the 1930's to be used as the Ursuline Academy, a Catholic high school for girls. From 1971 until 2004, the building housed various medical offices for area hospitals. After extensive renovation, Hope Lodge officially opened on October 15, 2004. The American Cancer Society has been honored by the city of Cincinnati and the state of Ohio with two historic preservation awards.
On October 1, 2008, the building became known as the American Cancer Society Musekamp Family Hope Lodge in appreciation of a gift from George H. Musekamp III and his family. George was recognized with the Society's highest honor, the St. George National Award, for his outstanding service and dedication. He has been a delegate to the American Cancer Society's National Assembly. He served on the Society's boards for both the Ohio Division and the Hamilton County Unit. He's also a board member for the American Cancer Society's Joseph S. & Jeannette M. Silber Hope Lodge in Cleveland.
For many years, the entire Musekamp family has been an active partner in helping the American Cancer Society toward its goal of saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer. George's late wife Joan was the daughter of Josephine Freud Rollman, who founded the American Cancer Society's Hamilton County unit. George and Joan had three children, George IV, Eric and Helene.
 Directions click to expand
From the Cincinnati Airport
Take I275 East to I71/75 North.
Follow I71North.
Take the Reading Road exit to the left.
Keep left at the fork in the ramp.
Stay on Reading Road for approx. 1 mile.
The American Cancer Society Cincinnati Hope Lodge will be on the right just past the intersection of Reading Road and Oak Street.
 
Traveling From KY via I71/75 North
Take I71/75 North across the bridge into Cincinnati.
Follow I71 North.
Take the Reading Road exit to the left.
Keep left at the fork in the ramp.
Stay on Reading Road for approx. 1 mile.
The American Cancer Society Cincinnati Hope Lodge will be on the right just past the intersection of Reading Road and Oak Street.
 
Traveling from Indiana via I74
Take I74 toward Cincinnati.
Merge onto I75 S.
Take the US-27 S/Central Parkway/US-127 S exit - ext 20 on left.
Stay straight to go onto Central Parkway/US-127 S/US-27.
Turn sharp left onto Martin Luther King Drive W.
Turn right onto Reading Road.
Go through one stop light.
The American Cancer Society Cincinnati Hope Lodge will be on the left just before the next stoplight.
 
Traveling on I71 South
Take the Taft Road exit #3.
Turn right onto William Howard Taft Rd.
Turn right at the 1st stop light onto Reading Road.
The American Cancer Society Cincinnati Hope Lodge will be on the right just past the intersection of Reading Road and Oak Street.
 
Traveling on I75 South
Take I75 toward Cincinnati.
Merge onto OH-562 via exit 7 toward Norwood.
Merge onto I71 S toward Cincinnati.
Take the Taft Road exit 3.
Turn right onto William Howard Taft Rd.
Turn right at the 1st stop light onto Reading Road.
The American Cancer Society Cincinnati Hope Lodge will be on the right just past the intersection of Reading Road and Oak Street.
 Staff and Volunteers click to expand
The Hope Lodge is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The staff includes the director, Bob Ange, his assistant director, Nancy Logan, the night manager, Lu Sellet, and eight rotating weekend managers. There are also individuals and groups of volunteers that assist Hope Lodge guests and staff. Some of our stars are:
Sr. Ruth, a retired Ursuline nun, has been a part of our building since 1938, when she first entered grade school here. After senior graduation, she entered the Ursuline Order and returned as the school's French teacher. Now, she is back volunteering once a week as Hope Lodge's historian and friend.
Kathy Lawhorn is a cancer survivor, former guest of Cleveland Hope Lodge, and now dedicates her time each week helping here or in the Resource Center, at Relays for Life, the Pan Ohio Hope Ride, or Lobby Day at the state capital.
For the past three years Ethicon Endo Surgery in Blue Ash, Ohio, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson Company, provide a spectacular community dinner on the third Thursday of the month, each with a fun theme! They also host and provide the feast for our Holiday Open House and Anniversary Celebration
The Evergreen Ministries group from the Christ Church at Mason has been our faithful and "faith-filled" friends since we opened. Each first Tuesday of the month, they provide and prepare a delightful dinner and fun evening for our residents.
Residency at a Hope Lodge facility is a courtesy extended at the sole discretion of American Cancer Society. All individuals who meet the Hope Lodge eligibility requirements will be welcomed regardless of race, creed, citizenship, physical disability, gender, color, ethnic heritage, veteran status, economic status, or sexual orientation. For admissions information, please select a Hope Lodge location.