The Hope Lodge
Established in 1970, the Charleston Hope Lodge, located at 269 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC, was the first in the country. Hope Lodges are designed to be a "home away from home" for out-of-town adult cancer patients undergoing outpatient treatment. They are committed to providing caring and supportive environments for patients and their caregivers. Lodging is provided at no cost.
Who can stay at a Hope Lodge?
Patients over the age of 18 traveling 40 miles or more to receive outpatient cancer treatment at local hospitals
Patients with an active cancer diagnosis
Patients who are able to take care of themselves and evacuate in case of emergency
Patients who have a caregiver to stay with them (exceptions made with doctor's approval for radiation patients)
Patients and/or caregivers may use Hope Lodge during the day to attend programs or receive services
Lily Work Lodge has been volunteering at the Hope Lodge since 2008, providing dinners for and playing bingo with guests staying at the faclity through their "Dining with Hope" program.
"It has been a pleasure providing meals and playing bingo with the patients throughout the years."
~ Past Master Gabriel L. Magwood
Sponsored by Lily Work Lodge No. 10, Free and Accepted Masons
Benefiting The American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge, Charleston, SC