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The AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston is a tangible reflection of the American Cancer Society's commitment to improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their loved ones. Hope Lodges are a 'home away from home' made available at no cost to patients undergoing active outpatient treatment for cancer.
the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center is a state-of-the-art facility that serves as a "home away from home" for patients traveling more than 40 miles to their outpatient treatments. There is no charge to stay at Hope Lodge, for either the patient or his or her caregivers.
The AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston allows patients to focus on their recovery by providing:
- 40 private patient suites, each with a sitting room, bathroom, and bedroom with two beds
- Common areas including a library, courtyards, and a meal preparation and dining area
- transportation to treatment
- the on-site resources of an American Cancer Society Quality of Life Center
In comfortable surroundings abutting Boston's famed Emerald Necklace network of parks, patients and caregivers can discuss their experiences, share stories, eat meals together, and draw strength from one another.
For many, treatment at medical centers in Boston offers the greatest hope of beating their cancer. However, we know that the cost of traveling far from home and then facing the expense of hotels, meals, and transportation, can make that option prohibitive for many. The Lodge provides approximately 14,000 nights of free lodging to cancer patients every year. A typical guest spends six weeks at the Lodge, saving more than $7,000.
Since its opening in November 2008, the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston has provided over 35,000 nights of free lodging to 1,200 cancer patients from 50 states and 12 countries, saving them over $6.5 million in housing costs.