The Lodge That Gives, located in Halifax is a home away from home for cancer patients who must travel throughout Nova Scotia for treatment.
Jody Cook travelled from Bridgewater for radiation treatment and was grateful for the care and support offered by the Lodge That Gives. "If it weren't for the staff and the patients at the lodge, it would have been really hard to get through my cancer treatment," she says.
Many of the lodge's visitors say that the friendships they form with people on a similar cancer journey is what helps them get through their treatments.
Patients and their families are welcome to stay in the well-equipped rooms at the lodge. They are also able to access a variety of support programs including emotional counseling, a volunteer hair dressing service and reiki treatments.
If you're a patient or caregiver, learn more about support services available where you live or call 1-888-939-3333.