Pocatello Cancer Patients Can Rest Easier
0 Updated at 9:40 am, June 5th, 2013 By: News Idaho
(POCATELLO, ID) – Cancer patients facing a long drive home after treatment have a new resource in the community, the American Cancer Society Patient Lodging Program. The Town Place Suites by Marriott, Clarion Inn, AmeriTel Inn, and Red Lion Hotel Pocatello have joined the Pocatello lodging program, and will provide a welcoming place for patients to stay during treatment.
The American Cancer Society Patient Lodging Program is a cooperative effort between the American Cancer Society and participating hotels. Short term, overnight accommodations are provided to cancer patients experiencing financial hardship who must travel far from home for outpatient treatment.
“Cancer treatment can be exhausting and the prospect of having to drive home 50 miles or more after treatment can be overwhelming,” said Tracy Dixon, American Cancer Society quality of life manager. “The generous support from these local hotels gives cancer patients the much needed rest they require after treatment without the stress of an extra expense.”
“We are very excited to be part of this wonderful program and it is an amazing way to give back to our community,” said Director of Sales and Catering Dawn Williams, Red Lion Hotel Pocatello. “We are honored to be a part of the healing process.”
All lodging requests must be made to the American Cancer Society through a medical provider, American Cancer Society staff, or an American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center volunteer and not to the hotel directly. For more information or for lodging requests and qualification details, please call the American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center, located inside the Portneuf Cancer Center, at 208-239-1768 or contact the Society anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345.
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