Impact & Mission

The American Cancer Society is the leading cancer-fighting organization with a vision to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. We are the only organization improving the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.

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Mission Appeal – Atlanta Hope Lodge

Facing cancer is hard. Having to travel out of town for treatment can make it even harder. Our Hope Lodge® communities provide free, temporary lodging for people facing cancer and their caregivers when treatment is far from home. Each year, approximately 200,000 cancer patients must travel 40+ miles to treatment. American Cancer Society Hope Lodge® helps people with cancer be close to vital treatment when they need it most. Hope Lodge communities also support over 225 referring hospitals, as well as the local economies in more than 30 locations.

Hope Lodge is more than a place to sleep. As unique non-medical facilities, our network of Hope Lodge communities serve as a nurturing community that helps patients access the care they need in a supportive homelike environment where guests can share a meal, join activities, or unwind in their own private room. The American Cancer Society Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Atlanta Hope Lodge® , which opened in 1998 and renovated in 2021, offers 57 guest rooms located near treatment centers in the area.

Annual Impact of Atlanta Hope Lodge in 2023