“In 1998, a Hope Lodge in Lexington was conceived by a long time volunteer and cancer survivor, Bill Robbins, after seeing other Hope Lodges in the country.” It was discovered that almost 5,000 patients came from the surrounding areas of Lexington for cancer treatment. The Hope Lodge was created with a vision to give patients that were receiving cancer treatment a free place to stay.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY HOPE LODGE LEXINGTON KY
Sometimes it can be difficult for those patients to receive the care they need because they have to travel from away from home. This not only creates an emotional burden on them and their families but also a financial burden. By providing these patients and their families a free place to stay, it gives them one less thing to worry about when going through this difficult time.
kNOwMORE Nonprofits was at the Hope Lodge in Lexington and got a chance to interview Director, Jason Young. He explained that the Hope Lodge helps these cancer patients going through a difficult time, feel a sense of community because the other residents are going through the same experience.
For more information please visit their website: http://www.cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsservices/hopelodge/lexington/lexington-about-our-facility
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