Imagine the prospect of fighting cancer. Now imagine you will be treated at a facility far from your home. The unexpected travel and lodging expenses can place a huge burden on family finances.
Since 2010, the American Cancer Society's Harrah’s Hope Lodge in Memphis, Tennessee has offered 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 a caregiver during their course of treatment. The Lodge not only reduces the financial burden but also provides a much needed supportive environment.
Hope Lodge not only provides patients with a place to stay, but it also offers a supportive and safe environment where patients can focus on wellness. A full crew of American Cancer Society staff and volunteers help create a relaxing and informative environment, providing around the clock "awake" service. In addition, Hope Lodge guests have access to the American Cancer Society’s nationally acclaimed National Cancer Information Center and Web site. These services connect cancer patients and caregivers to information on cancer, local resources, support groups, and patient service programs.
As a guest of the Memphis Imagine Ball, you can feel good knowing that all of the proceeds from this event will go back into supporting the Harrah’s Hope Lodge, and providing patients a home away from home.