The Progress of Hope

Each year, an average of 650 cancer patients travel from the neighbor islands to Honolulu for life-saving cancer treatment. Some fly back and forth daily so they can be at home as they battle this disease.  Others choose to stay on O`ahu during their treatment. Both options place an immense financial burden on patients and their families during a hard time.

Hope Lodge is a home-away-from-home for adult cancer patients and their caregivers. Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in Honolulu.  Hope Lodge provides a nurturing, homelike environment where guests can retreat to private rooms or connect with others.  Hope Lodge also offers a variety of resources and information about cancer and how best to fight the disease.

The American Cancer Society’s Clarence T.C. Ching Hope Lodge Hawai‘i will make a life-saving difference for neighbor island cancer patients.  Not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging allows guests to focus on getting well.

The search for the manager of Hope Lodge Hawai`i has begun!
Hawaii Manager Hope Lodge Job Description
To apply for this opportunity, visit

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Construction Updates

The construction of Hope Lodge Hawai‘i officially started on September 30, 2015.
Please continue to check back for regular photo updates of building progress.
To view larger or read captions, click on each photo.

May 2016

Week of May 16:  Steel columns and I-beams outline a building-to-be.
HL 5.16.16 2nd flr beams up

Second floor panorama.
2nd flr column pano 5.6.16

May 5 and 6:   Some of the second floor work looks like modern art.

First week of May: Concrete is poured for the second floor.

May 2:  “Hope Rising” .. the elevator shaft reaches skyward.

April 2016

April 23:  Hard hat tour for the American Cancer Society Board of Directors.

April 20: Second floor construction continues.

April 11:  With work starting on the garage ceiling / second floor, it’s easier to envision Hope Lodge as a shelter for neighbor island patients.

February 2016

February 11:

February 5:

January 2016

January 20: The Hawaiian Dredging team has been working very hard! Take a look at this week’s progress –  the elevator shaft and the stairwell structures are nearly complete.

HL progress 4.11.16

January 7: Hope Lodge has partial walls! We expect the first floor walls and columns to be completed by mid-February 2016, and the second floor walls and columns to be completed by mid-March 2016.

December 2015

As you can see from the photos below, we are progressing at the construction site with the continued excavation of footings, installing structural steel, and pouring concrete at the footings. The next construction milestone anticipated will be the completion of the foundation footings by the end of December 2015.

Hope Lodge Christmas 6

October 2015