to Benefit the HOPE LODGE Boston
Sunday, June 2nd - 2019, 12-4pm
What if when you- or a loved one, were diagnosed with cancer and numb with fear, someone told you about a free place to stay so you could get the best treatments in the world. What if you learned there was free transportation to and from Boston hospitals at this place, and fully-equipped suites with community kitchens, and volunteers who often donate their time and talent to cook and entertain residents. What if you learned that the camaraderie you’d experience staying in a place with other cancer patients and their families could provide you with life-changing moral support in what might very well be the most difficult time of your life. How would you feel when you learned this? Hope. You’d feel hope.
When our Dad, Gordon Lewis, was diagnosed with prostate cancer requiring daily treatments in Boston last fall, the doctor told him he qualified for the Hope Lodge. Like you, we had never heard of the Hope Lodge. Who knew? We certainly didn’t. But after having experienced 9-weeks of generosity in the Cancer Society’s ‘Home away from Home’, it is an honor to share what was so graciously given to our Dad- and to our family, the Hope of the Hope Lodge.
Facing cancer is hard. Having to travel out of town for treatment can make it even harder. The Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in Boston is a comfortable, home-like residence for cancer patients receiving daily treatments at one of the Boston hospitals. Each Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment is more than 40 miles from their residence. Not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging allows guests to focus on getting better. Hope Lodge provides a nurturing environment where guests can retreat to private rooms or connect with others. Every Hope Lodge also offers a variety of resources and information about cancer and how best to fight the disease.
The Hope Lodge Boston offers 40 - 2-room suites, and many common rooms; as well as 4 fully- equipped, community kitchens. Free Daily shuttle service to and from the hospitals for treatments, is also provided. And while the obvious advantage of free lodging and transportation is beyond words, the therapeutic advantage of shared experience- being with other patients also undergoing cancer treatment at the Hope Lodge, is priceless.
The Hope Lodge experience changed our Dad’s life in ways that far surpassed surviving cancer. True gratitude and humility changes a person. It is our heart-felt honor to give-back as a family and do whatever we can to raise awareness and funds for the Hope Lodge in Boston. The gift of caring, of friendship, of kindness…of hope, is one that can best be reverenced through helping others.
A Fund-Raising Luncheon to contribute to the Capital Campaign of the Hope Lodge Boston will be held at Clay Hill Farm Restaurant on Sunday, June 2nd (National Cancer-Survivor Awareness Day) from 12- 4pm. Public Welcome. The day will begin with a meet and greet hors d’oeuvre hour at noon, followed by a sit-down luncheon with speakers, raffles and auctions. Tickets are $50 per person - ALL proceeds to benefit Hope Lodge Boston. Through its capital campaign, the Hope Lodge Boston seeks to add 5 more guest suites, which would help countless cancer patients- and their families, receive the treatments and support needed to fight cancer. For tickets and more information, visit Clay Hill Farm’s website: www.clayhillfarm.com, call 207-361-2272 or stop-by at 220 Clay Hill Rd. in Cape Neddick, Maine.
The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge program provides a free home away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers. More than just a roof over their heads, it's a nurturing community that helps patients access the care they need. Each Hope Lodge community offers a supportive, homelike environment where guests can share a meal, join in the evening's activities, or unwind in their own private room. Patients staying at a Hope Lodge must be in active cancer treatment, and permanently reside more than 40 miles or one hour away from their cancer treatment center. Each patient must be accompanied by a caregiver. More information available online at: Click Here
TO PURCHASE TICKETS- Download Invitation / R.S.V.P. , email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-361-2272
Just a few of the FABulous RAFFLE items
at the Fundraiser...
- $1000 Gift Certificate from Garthwaite Oil Co
- Tickets to Red Sox game (located behind the dugout)
- Private Fishing or Sightseeing Tour for 6 on the "Salty Lewer"out of Perkins Cove
- Private, catered Dinner Party Cooking Lesson for 8 with Chef Matt from LaOrilla demonstrating making Paella
- Fabulous Photograph by David Sullivan Looking back at the Marginal Way
- 4 Nights at Beautiful Mount Ascutney Resort in Brownsville, Vermont
- $20 chances to WIN a fantastic Ogunquit, Maine getaway -
2 night’s lodging overlooking the ocean at Sea Chambers Motel
Dinner for 2 one night at Clay Hill Farm Restaurant
2 tickets at the Ogunquit Playhouse for Saturday evening
$50 Gift certificate for Revelations Gift Shop
$50 Gift certificate for Sea Bell Gallery
$25 Gift certificate for Ogunquit Wine Cellar
$50 Gift Certificate for LaOrilla Restaurant