AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center—
Boston, MA

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125 South Huntington Avenue , Boston, MA 02130 Phone: 617-396-5514

Support Us

The Hope Lodge Day-of-the-Month Club Donor Program

The Hope Lodge Day-of-the-Month Club offers donors the opportunity to honor a special someone or a special day, such as a birthday, anniversary, or perhaps the day you learned you were cancer free.  Reserve that special day, or a weekend, or month, as your “Official” Day-of-the-Month at the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge, and it will become a special day in the life of the guests and caregivers by covering Lodge operating costs, programs, and services for that period of time.  

As a thank you for your contribution, your name, or the name of your special someone, will be posted at the Lodge, and along with receiving individual acknowledgment, you will be invited to the annual Day-of-the-Month Club reception. 

To learn more about the Day-of-the-Month Club, or to make a gift to the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge, please contact Chris Thomas at 508-270-4830 or at christopher.thomas@cancer.org, or fill out our Day-of-the-Month Club Form. 


Our Wish List

Please contact 617.396.5513 with any questions on how to donate.

  • Gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart, CVS, Walgreens, Bed Bath & Beyond, and JC Penney
  • Gift cards to local Boston and Jamaica Plain restaurants
  • Gift cards to local grocery stores and local gas stations
  • Provide and prepare a meal or movie night for guests
  • Designated donation for “landscape enhancement>
  • Designated donations for newspaper and magazine subscriptions
  • Patio upright umbrellas
  • Phone cards
  • Tickets to local events (Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots, museums, concerts, etc.)
  • Laundry detergent (eco-friendly and high efficiency)
  • Dishwasher detergent (eco-friendly)
  • Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex, napkins)
  • Postage stamps (Forever stamps are preferable)
  • Coffee (regular and decaf), hot cocoa, tea, creamer, sugar
  • Nonperishable food
  • Blu-ray DVDs
  • Handheld vacuum machines
  • Sweeper supplies (wet and dry clothes)
  • Cloth dish towels
  • Rubber gloves (disposable and reusable)
  • Tupperware
  • Glass drinking cups
  • Massage therapy products (lotions, oils, towels, etc.)

Other Ways You Can Support This Lodge

There are a variety of ways donors can help sustain the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston.

Outright cash gifts are commonly thought of as the only means of support, but stocks, annuities, or other investments are also great potential sources. Planned gifts also provide a wide range of options for donors to consider. We also offer:
 

Naming Opportunities

Building  $7.0M - Reserved
Site  $5.0M
Main Guest Entry Floor  $2.5M
Guest Drop-off Circle  $1.5M
Quality of Life Wing/Community   Resource Center  $1.5M
Second Floor  $1.5M
Dining-Kitchen  $1.5M
Third Level Guest Suite Floor  $1.0M - Reserved
Fourth Level Guest Suite Floor  $1.0M - Reserved
Healing Garden Courtyard  $1.0M
First Floor Shared Living Room  $1.0M - Reserved
Community Resource Center Conference Room  $750K
Movie Room  $500K
Library  $500K - Reserved
Guest Floor Living Rooms  $$500K - 4th Floor Reserved
Kitchen Terrace  $500K
Community Resource Center Reference Library  $500K
First Floor Family Room  $500K - Reserved
Common Reflection Computer Room  $450K
Third Floor Open Sitting Area with Skylight  $400K - Reserved
Other Common Rooms (starting at)  $350K
40 Guest Suites  $250K
9 Reserved
31 Remaining

 

 

To learn more about the Day-of-the-Month Club, naming opportunities, or to make a gift to the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge, please contact Chris Thomas at 508.270.4830 or at christopher.thomas@cancer.org. Or, fill out our Day-of-the-Month Club Form. Our guests need your support now more than ever.

Volunteer

Volunteering for the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston means you have an opportunity to save lives and fulfill your own. When you volunteer, you can:

  • Make a meaningful difference in your community
  • Help cancer patients and their families
  • Have flexible options and opportunities that fit your schedule
  • Build relationships and networks that last a lifetime
  • Learn and grow personally and professionally
  • Involve your family and friends

    Group Opportunities:
  • Prepare a meal for guests during the week
  • Group clean-up and organization
  • Game night
  • Talent night
  • Barbeque
  • Ice cream social
  • Adopt-a-Holiday
  • Food Drive

    Individual Opportunities:
  • Drivers
  • Reception coverage
  • Special projects suited to your interests
  • Obtaining gift cards or tickets for local events or museums

    Join a committee:
  • Garden Committee - Responsible for rejuvenating the garden each spring with the help of our guests.
  • Mind/Body Program Committee - Combination of yoga instructors, nutritionists, massage therapists, and chefs who run events to promote healthy and active living.
  • Activities Committee - Implements programs for guests such as movie night, pizza night, game night, etc.
  • Community Relations Committee - Helps to maintain relationships with our local schools, businesses, and organizations through outreach programs and initiatives.

 

If you would like to volunteer at the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston, please fill out our Volunteer Information Form and send it to our volunteer coordinator at azhl.volunteer@cancer.org. Or,  fax it to 617.278.1585.

Our Supporters

When the Hope Lodge opened in November 2008, $27 million had been raised by the volunteer Boston Regional Campaign Cabinet, co-chaired by David S. Rosenthal, MD and Burt Adelman, MD. 

The outstanding efforts of this committee and the many others who supported the effort made it possible for the American Cancer Society to open the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston two full years ahead of schedule, but fundraising efforts are still underway.  When the Lodge opened, we still needed to raise $4 million to cover construction costs and related capital expenses, and we still need your support.

In 2004, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute invested $2.5 million in the project, followed in 2005 by gifts of $2 million each from Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital, the founding hospitals of Partners HealthCare. The combined investments of the three hospitals enabled the American Cancer Society to purchase the site of the former Vincent Memorial Hospital for the new Lodge. In December 2006, the American Cancer Society, New England Division, received a $7 million gift from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, to name the building at 125 South Huntington Avenue.

Four gifts of $1 million or more, as well as numerous six-figure gifts, have been received from individual philanthropists, organizations, and foundations committed to increasing access to state-of-the-art treatment for cancer patients living outside the greater Boston area.

There are a variety of ways donors can help sustain the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston.
Outright cash gifts are commonly thought of as the only means of support, but stocks, annuities, or other investments are also great potential sources. Planned gifts also provide a wide range of options for donors to consider. In addition, we have naming opportunities:

Building  $7.0M - Reserved
Site  $5.0M
Main Guest Entry Floor  $2.5M
Guest Drop-off Circle  $1.5M
Quality of Life Wing/Community   Resource Center  $1.5M
Second Floor  $1.5M
Dining-Kitchen  $1.5M
Third Level Guest Suite Floor  $1.0M - Reserved
Fourth Level Guest Suite Floor  $1.0M - Reserved
Healing Garden Courtyard  $1.0M
First Floor Shared Living Room  $1.0M - Reserved
Community Resource Center Conference Room  $750K
Movie Room  $500K
Library  $500K - Reserved
Guest Floor Living Rooms  $$500K - 4th Floor Reserved
Kitchen Terrace  $500K
Community Resource Center Reference Library  $500K
First Floor Family Room  $500K - Reserved
Common Reflection Computer Room  $450K
Third Floor Open Sitting Area with Skylight  $400K - Reserved
Other Common Rooms (starting at)  $350K
40 Guest Suites  $250K
9 Reserved
31 Remaining

 

Christopher Thomas, Senior Vice President for Leadership Giving, is available to help advise potential donors on the benefits of planned giving instruments. You can reach Chris at 508.270.4830 or by email at chris.thomas@cancer.org.

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.