Russell and Ann Gerdin American Cancer Society Hope Lodge – Iowa City, Iowa
In September of 2008, the Russell and Ann Gerdin American Cancer Society Hope Lodge opened its doors and became the 28th Hope Lodge nationally and the 1st and only Hope Lodge in Iowa.
Located just minutes from area hospitals and treatment centers, the Hope Lodge provides easy access to treatment for guests, as well as various resources and support programs offered by the American Cancer Society. The Hope Lodge in Iowa City provides 28 private guest rooms, free of charge, to cancer patients and one caregiver who reside at least 40 miles from the Hope Lodge and who are undergoing active outpatient cancer treatment at one of the area hospitals: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the Veterans Administration Medical Center, or Mercy of Iowa City. Each year, the Hope Lodge saves cancer patients and their caregivers nearly $1 million in lodging costs.
The Hope Lodge has four fully equipped community kitchens for guest use. Each kitchen is equipped with a stove and oven, microwave, two community refrigerator/freezers, cooking utensils, dishes, pots, pans, silverware, and all the basic cooking supplies. A community refrigerator/freezer and pantry offer storage for donated food.
The full-size community family room provides gathering space for guests to get to know one another and spend time with visitors. This room also serves as a place for group activities such as playing games.
Guests are able to enjoy two comfortable television lounges, game room equipped with pool table and game system, fitness room family room with fireplace, laundry room, two computer rooms, relaxation room and decks on each level of the Lodge. Guests also enjoy our library which is stocked with a variety of reading materials, puzzles and games. The library offers a cozy area to relax and read.
Take a virtual tour of the Russell and Ann Gerdin American Cancer Society Hope Lodge: http://www.cancer.org/lodgetours/iowacity/iowa_frameset.html
For more than a 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With your support, we have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we've seen a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s. Join us to help finish the fight.
1717 Ingersoll Avenue Suite 111
Des Moines, IA 50309