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 Oah‘u 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, home-like 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.
Hope Lodge Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkfFtDkhilM
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.
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.
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.
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.