Home Away from Home in Lexington
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Serves Cancer Patients and Caregivers
Imagine the prospect of fighting cancer. Now imagine you will be treated at a facility two hours away from your home. The unexpected travel and lodging expenses can place a huge burden on family finances.
The American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in Lexington offers a solution to cancer patients who must undergo treatment far from home. The Hope Lodge provides housing free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis to cancer patients and their families during their course of treatment. The lodge not only reduces the financial burden, but also provide a much-needed supportive environment.
Each of the 32 guest rooms at Hope Lodge has a private bath and sleeping accommodations for two. It also has a dining room, kitchen, library with computer access and recreational areas. In addition, each floor has a day room and guest laundry with 24-hour access. The lodge also provides wireless Internet access throughout the facility.
Other Mid-South Hope Lodges are located in Birmingham, Ala., Nashville, and New Orleans.
Patients must have a referral from their doctor and be capable of caring for themselves in order to stay at Hope Lodge. They are also required to maintain their own room. For more information about staying at the Hope Lodge, call the ACS at 1-800-ACS-2345.