American Cancer Society Clarence T.C. Ching Hope Lodge - Hawai'i
Currently Under Construction
Expected Grand Opening November 2016
About Our Facility
For current lodging needs or more information, please call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 to speak with a Cancer Information Specialist.
Each year, an estimated 650 cancer patients travel from a neighbor island to one of Honolulu’s health care facilities to undergo treatment. Many cancer patients face weeks or months of treatment away from home. At the same time, they often struggle to manage medical bills and other financial burdens associated with the costs of travel. Some patients even forgo treatment due to the financial and emotional burden.
When the American Cancer Society’s Clarence T.C. Ching Hope Lodge Hawaii opens its doors, it will offer free, temporary housing for cancer patients who are undergoing outpatient treatment and their caregivers a place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment is in Honolulu. Hope Lodge will ease some of the financial and emotional burden associated with travel, and allow the patient to focus on what is important: recovery. The facility will provide up to 7,300 free housing nights yearly for an estimated 487 patients receiving active cancer treatment in Honolulu, saving Hawaii Pacific cancer patients up to $1.38 million annually in lodging and transportation expenses.
We understand that quality care includes more than just excellent medicine. At Hope Lodge, highly trained American Cancer Society staff and volunteers will provide on-site information and services. Cancer patients, families, staff, and volunteers will form a powerful network focused on a single goal: recovery.
Some of the amenities the American Cancer Society’s Clarence T.C. Ching Hope Lodge Hawaii will include are:
- 20 patient suites, each with a private bath and television
- Shared kitchen and dining spaces
- Help-yourself pantry/pots and pans, utensils
- Access to fresh linens and self-serve laundry facilities
- A resource library with computer stations
- Family recreation rooms with chairs, sofas and television
- Chapel/contemplation room for quite reflection
- Outdoor patio and healing garden
- Free on-site parking
- Free wifi service
- A multi-purpose activity room
- Free daily transportation to treatment centers, airport and surrounding stores
- Centrally located at 251 Vineyard Street, Honolulu, near many cancer treatment centers on Oahu
Many generous community partners have already shown their support for this exciting and life-changing program for cancer patients in the Hawaii Pacific region. As of June 1, 2016, American Cancer Society Hawai‘i-Pacific has secured $11.4 million toward the $11.9 million fundraising goal for Hope Lodge (96%), but the Society still needs your help to finish the campaign.
Help the American Cancer Society build this Hope Lodge in Honolulu by making a financial contribution today. You can donate by one of the following:
- Click here to donate online
- Contact our campaign staff at (808) 432-9136 or email@example.com
- Print, complete and mail in the Donation Form (donation form)
- Text the word “LODGE” to 41444 and follow prompts. Normal data charges may apply.
Send your gifts to:
Hope Lodge Hawaii Capital Campaign
American Cancer Society Hawaii Pacific
2370 Nuuanu Avenue
Honolulu HI 96817
Checks should be made out to American Cancer Society with a memo or accompanying letter stating that the gift is for Hope Lodge Hawaii. Credit cards accepted include: American Express, VISA, MasterCard and Discover.
In recognition of leadership gifts to the Hope Lodge Hawaii campaign, named recognition opportunities are available. Please contact Hope Lodge Campaign Director, Cathy Alsup, directly at (808) 432-9136 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Cancer Society, Inc. is a 501c3 organization; federal tax id #13-1788491. Your donation is deductible to the fullest extent provided by law. Please consult with your tax advisor regarding specific questions you may have regarding tax donations.
Who will be eligible to stay at the Hope Lodge?
In general, Hope Lodge is available to patients and caregivers actively undergoing cancer treatment on an outpatient basis. Patients are eligible to stay if they live at least 40 miles or a one-hour drive time away from the treatment facility or if they need to fly in from another island. Patients must be at least 18 years old (exceptions are made at some locations) and be independently mobile in the event of an emergency. Patients are not screened for any financial or demographic criteria.
How much will it cost to stay at Hope Lodge?
There is no cost to stay at any American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.
What kind of environment can I expect at Hope Lodge?
Hope Lodge offers private guest rooms and bathrooms. Each facility is designed for a shared experience in every other aspect of life. Lodges feature common areas, including full kitchens, laundry facilities, library & resource rooms, and areas for quiet reflection. Hope Lodge is a place where you can count on emotional support from other patients and caregivers who also are undergoing treatment. Guests rally around each other, building life-affirming connections and lifetime friendships.
What is the average length of stay?
The average length of stay for patients and caregivers is fifteen days.
How are Hope Lodge locations funded?
Donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations provide the necessary funds for Hope Lodge expenses, allowing patients and caregivers to stay free of charge.
The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Hawaii Capital Campaign is led by the following community members and staff:
James K. Schuler
Lawrence K.W. Tseu, DDS, FAGD
Steven C. Ai
Senator Rosalyn H. Baker
John Henry Felix, PhD
Malcolm R. Ing, MD, FACS
Constance H. Lau
Jackie Young, PhD
Cathy Alsup, CFRE, Director, Major Gifts Campaign
American Cancer Society’s Clarence T.C Ching Hope Lodge Breaks Ground in Honolulu (July 21, 2015)
Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation Awards $3.5 Million to American Cancer Society Hawaii Pacific
(November 15, 2011)