American Cancer Society Hope Lodge—
Marshfield, WI

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611 W. Doege St. , Marshfield, WI 54449 Phone: 715-486-9100 or 800-227-2345

About Our Facility

The American Cancer Society in Marshfield, WI serves as a home away from home, free of charge, for adult cancer patients and their caregiver. Hope Lodge, a non-medical facility, offers a sense of community and comfort to cancer patients who must travel to Marshfield to receive lifesaving cancer treatment, typically not available in their home community.

During the often long and emotional process of treatment, cancer patients receive support at Hope Lodge from professionals, families, friends, and other cancer patients to help build the hope needed during their cancer journey.

Giving Hope a Home

‘Giving Hope a Home’ is a cable production of the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Marshfield, featuring the programs and services of the American Cancer Society. Hope Lodge Director Joleen Specht, Marshfield Clinic Medical Oncologist Dr. William Hocking, and Hope Lodge Manager, Jewel Quelle, discuss subjects and answer questions related to the free lodging program, cancer news and information, and available resources.

Episode 1 - What is Hope Lodge? / What Causes Cancer? / Special Guest Amy Bauman with Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Episode 2 - Radiation / Day in the Life of a Hope Lodge Guest - Part 1 / Nutrition

Episode 3 - Chemotherapy / 2014 GALA

Episode 4 - Day in the Life of a Hope Lodge Guest - Part 2 / Relay for Life / Blood Cancers

Episode 5 - Prostate Cancer / Take Your Loved One to the Doctor Day / Traveling for Treatment

Episode 6 - Breast Cancer with special guest Dr. Anna Seydel/ Look Good Feel Better /  Volunteering with Hope Lodge

Episode 7 - Colon Cancer / Cooking up Hope / Hope Lodge Guest Story


Annual Vita Bella Gala Fundraiser
Held the 2nd Friday of each May, this single evening of live and silent auctions, dinner and
entertainment funds approx. 30% of the lodge’s annual operating expenses.
For more information on donating to, or participating in this event, please visit:

Our History

Hope Lodge Marshfield was the 18th lodge developed by the American Cancer Society. Since opening its doors in 2003, the lodge has provided nearly 69,000 overnight stays – free of charge – to over 26,000 guests … Saving Cancer Patients and their
Caregivers an estimated $7 Million Dollars!

Staff and Volunteers

Hope Lodge Marshfield is staffed 24/7 by an American Cancer Society employee, and is greatly assisted by many wonderful volunteers. Several volunteer members are committed to a regular weekly schedule, while others help as the need arises.
The generosity of over 140 volunteers, at least 30 of which are consistently active, result in an average of 250 monthly service hours – significantly saving expenses so we can focus even more so on our mission to provide cost free lodging to cancer patients and their caregivers.
For information on how you can contribute to Hope Lodge Marshfield, and be a part of an organization helping to save lives, please contact our office at 715.486.9100



Being a Hope Lodge guest is a courtesy extended at the sole discretion of the American Cancer Society. All individuals who meet Hope Lodge eligibility requirements will be welcomed regardless of race, creed, citizenship, disability, gender, color, ethnic heritage, veteran status, economic status, or sexual orientation.