American Cancer Society Hope Lodge—
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We hope you enjoy your stay with us. Below you will find helpful information regarding local American Cancer Society news and events, services provided by the Hope Lodge, and what to bring during your stay. For details on eligibility requirements and the admission process for Hope Lodge Lubbock, please call 806-745-0700 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Hope Lodge Lubbock Launches “Friends of Hope”
In July 2010, the American Cancer Society opened its first Hope Lodge in Texas, Hope Lodge Lubbock – offering cancer patients and their caregiver a free ‘home away from home’ while traveling to Lubbock for cancer treatment. In just six months, the Lodge welcomed it 100th guest – demonstrating the patient’s vital need to access housing during treatment.
Providing and maintaining the warm, hospitable environment of Hope Lodge Lubbock costs the American Cancer Society approximately $1,000 a day. On Jan. 27, nearly 30 supporters gathered for the Society’s launch of Friends of Hope, a program to support Hope Lodge Lubbock with its daily operations and patient programs.
“Everyone has a connection to cancer, and in West Texas we understand the daily impact cancer can have on families from rural areas,” said Mikell Bollinger, director of major gifts with the American Cancer Society. “By becoming a Friend of Hope, supporters can help ease the financial burden for those traveling to Lubbock.”
It is through generous donors that Hope Lodge Lubbock keeps its doors open. “We hope to identify 100 friends within the first year of our campaign to help support the operational costs and patient programs of Hope Lodge Lubbock – providing 100 more days of lodging,” said Mikell.
As a Friend of Hope, an individual or organization will serve as an ambassador for the Lodge by helping to strengthen community awareness and making a monetary donation. The Friend of Hope program allows donors to contribute at three different levels, and each Friend will be recognized on the Friends of Hope Donor Wall.
To learn more about Friends of Hope, call 806.745.0765. Hope Lodge Lubbock is the first in the High Plains Division to launch a Friends of Hope program. To support Hope Lodges in Kansas City or St. Louis, call 1.800.227.2345.
Follow the link to go to the event web site, or call 1-800-227-2345 for more information:
The Hope Lodge Lubbock hopes to provide guests with access to many American Cancer Society resources to assist with cancer information and community referrals. The Lodge will strive to provide quality Society programs and services to help patients and caregivers manage their cancer experience. Because people have a greater chance of overcoming cancer when they have access to the care they need, relief from worrying about how to get to their treatments, and support from others who have been there, the Hope Lodge is connecting those facing cancer with the information, day-to-day help, and emotional support they need to help them through every step of their cancer journey.
American Cancer Society Programs and Services available to Hope Lodge Guests
Look Good…Feel Better: A community based, free, national service that teaches female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during cancer treatments.
Personal Care Items: Wigs, breast prosthesis, and turbans will be available at the Community Services Center at no cost.
Support Groups: Patients will have the opportunity to participate in both local community support groups and Society programs.
cancer.org: The American Cancer Society’s website is an interactive site equipped with cancer information, cancer profiler, on-line discussions, calendar of events, local resources, a network of survivors, and more.
1.800.227.2345: The American Cancer Society’s National Cancer Information Center toll-free number is available 24hours a day, 7 days a week. Cancer Information Specialists will answer cancer related questions, connect you to your local office, and send you free information.
Transportation Assistance: Hope Lodge guests will have access to transportation assistance to and from cancer treatment centers in Lubbock.
What To Bring
Each Hope Lodge provides many of the conveniences of home, including alarm clocks, linens, tissues and toilet paper, plates and silverware, and other kitchen items. Guests are responsible for their own toiletries, hairdryers, clothing, and food.
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.