Free lodging facility for cancer patients opens in Jackson

The Gertrude C. Ford Hope Lodge will help patients focus on healing.

Free lodging facility for cancer patients opens in Jackson
The Gertrude C. Ford Hope Lodge will help patients focus on healing; Source: WLBT

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A port in a storm for families of cancer patients opened on Thursday in Jackson.

The Gertrude C. Ford Hope Lodge sits across from UMMC on N. State Street. The ribbon was cut Thursday morning for the 32-room facility, which will offer free lodging for cancer patients and caregivers being treated nearby.

Organizers say the facility will allow patients to focus on healing. Hundreds of cancer patients travel away from home each year, when their best treatment options are right here at home.

The Gertrude C. Ford Hope Lodge is an American Cancer Society facility.

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