Getting the best care sometimes means cancer patients must travel away from home. This can place an extra emotional and financial burden on patients and caregivers during an already challenging time. The American Cancer Society is trying to make this difficult situation easier for both cancer patients and their families through our lodging programs.
The American Cancer Society has a place where cancer patients and their caregivers can find help and hope when home is far away - an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.
Each Hope Lodge offers cancer patients 18 and older and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Currently, there are 31 Hope Lodge locations throughout the United States. Accommodations and eligibility requirements may vary by location. Find a location or learn more about Hope Lodge.
The American Cancer Society, in a cooperative effort with hotels across the country, provides overnight accommodations to cancer patients who must travel for outpatient treatment and need assistance with lodging. The program is open to cancer patients of all ages, including pediatric patients accompanied by a parent, and patients traveling with children. All accommodations are provided based on eligibility requirements and are subject to availability and to restrictions imposed by the participating hotels. Requests for lodging are met on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to request hotel lodging, please contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.
Through a generous nationwide partnership with Extended Stay America®, the American Cancer Society will offer free or reduced rate lodging in cities with Extended Stay hotels for those who qualify for the program.
If your hotel would like to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Hotel Partners Program, please contact Donna Scoggins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Lodging Programs in the News
Learn more about the American Cancer Society’s lodging programs in this Today Show segment.