Alexander & Baldwin Inc. has donated $25,000 to the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge Hawaii capital campaign to help cancer patients and their caregivers with a free place to stay while they are in Honolulu for treatment.
“This gift from Alexander & Baldwin makes it possible for cancer patients coming to Honolulu for treatment to concentrate on beating their cancer, instead of worrying about paying for lodging,” said Jackie Young, chief staff officer for the ACS-Hawaii Pacific.
Facing cancer is hard. Having to travel away from home for treatment can make it even harder, said Young.
The American Cancer Society’s Clarence T.C. Ching Hope Lodge Hawaii is a place where cancer patients and their caregivers can find help and hope and a free, temporary place to stay.
“A&B supports the services that Hope Lodge will provide to neighbor island cancer patients and their families, an audience of importance to our company,” said Meredith Ching, A&B’s senior vice president for government and community relations. “On behalf of our 982 employees across Hawa‘i, it is a pleasure to know that our funding will make a difference for these out-of-town patients and their families who are uprooted from their home grounds and support systems, hopefully easing the stress of an already difficult situation.”
There are 31 American Cancer Society Hope Lodges throughout the U.S.