The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.
Facing cancer is hard. Having to travel out of town for treatment can make it even harder. That's why the American Cancer Society has a place where cancer patients and their families can find help and hope when home is far away - an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.
The AstraZeneca Hope Lodge of the American Cancer Society in the Philadelphia area is a 30,000 square-foot facility that will provide temporary, free housing for an annual average of 1,300 cancer patients and their caregivers. With 37 private guest suites, a communal kitchen, dining room, sitting areas, laundry facilities, library, exercise room, and patio, the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge offers the comforts of home to those who must travel to Philadelphia for treatment. Transportation to and from local treatment centers is also available.