FUND A NEED: Hope Lodge St. Louis
"What would people do without Hope Lodge? In my case, I needed to travel more than 100 miles for treatment five times a week for seven weeks. That drive is nearly impossible. I’m so thankful for Hope Lodge; I no longer needed to worry about where to stay. Hope Lodge lets people like me concentrate on getting well."
HOPE LODGE- ST. LOUIS
Fund A Need is a unique opportunity for guests at the event to directly support the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge St. Louis, which remains the only free, temporary housing facility for adult patients battling cancer in the St. Louis area.
St. Louisans and those living in the metropolitan area are fortunate to have access to the some of the nation’s top research and treatment centers. But for many people living outside St. Louis and other parts of the country, the best treatment may be far from home.
Hope Lodge opened in 1995 giving cancer patients traveling to St. Louis for treatment a place to rest and heal at no cost. In 2018, more than 2,778 patients and caregivers called our Hope Lodge home saving them more than 3.1 million that otherwise would have been spent on lodging expenses.
Hope Lodge is more than a place to stay; it’s also a community. Hope Lodge offers emotional support for those fighting a daunting disease far from home in a restful, healing environment.
Hope Lodge St. Louis is critical to our mission, to people with cancer, and to the St. Louis community. Hope Lodge is the bridge between research and lifesaving treatment and those who need cancer resources. Hope Lodge ensures St. Louis’ top cancer centers are accessible to everyone and helps strengthen our position as a premier cancer care destination.
The St. Louis community and those who come to us for support during their cancer journey deserve the best possible home away from home-Hope Lodge St. Louis.