Here you'll find pictures from the day of the tournament and tournaments past. Please feel free to order photos and take a moment to look around. We have added an album which includes a tour of the Hope Lodge. Click on the 19th Annual Charity Tournament album to take a look at the photos from this year's tournament.
You have the opportunity to learn more about the Hope Lodge and give us feedback on the tournament so we can make a better tournament for you next year. If you have individual comments please feel free to email me directly firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you again to all of you who have supported our efforts throughout the years and that continue to join us on the course. We look forward to seeing you in May 2012 as we host our 20th Annual Charity Tournament.
SOMERVILLE, Massachusetts – More than 144 golfers hit the greens at Atkinson Country Club in Atkinson, NH for the Cataldo Ambulance Swing Fore Hope Charity Tournament, raising nearly $34,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Funds raised at the tournament were once again donated to the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center Boston and to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. The AstraZeneca Hope Lodge provides free lodging, transportation and support for those who must travel far from home for cancer treatment. The ACS Cancer Action Network works to bring together key leaders and decision makers in medical research, cancer care, and health policy to make cancer a top priority among elected officials.
“It is wonderful to see our community, employees and friends of Cataldo Ambulance continuously support this event,” said Vice President, Dennis Cataldo. “The need for the Hope Lodge and important medical research continues to grow and it is an honor for us to host this event to benefit so many affected by cancer each year.”
This year’s tournament was sponsored by numerous vendors and customers including Do-Awl Construction, Eastern Bank, Eastpointe Rehab and Skilled Care Center, HUB International, Inc., and many others within the healthcare industry who participated at various sponsorship levels.
The annual tournament, held each May, has raised nearly $400,000 for the American Cancer Society since the event began in 1993. May 21, 2012 will mark the twentieth anniversary of the charity tournament.
I had the opportunity to visit the Hope Lodge Center in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. The friendly staff gave myself and Dan Hoffenberg a fabulous tour of patient rooms, common area ammentities and the amazing work that occurs at the Hope Lodge.
This home away from home is strategically placed just minutes away from Boston's fantastic medical community. In the comfortable surroundings abutting Boston's famed Emerald Necklace patients and caregivers have the opportunity to discuss their experiences, share stories, eat meals together, and draw strength from one another.
The cozy, warming facility resembles a luxury hotel with a home type of feeling than a medical facility. Patients that travel more than 40 miles to receive their outpatient treatments are eligible for housing at the Lodge at no charge for the patient or their caregivers.
For many, treatment at medical centers in Boston offer the greatest hope of beating their cancer. However, with the cost of traveling far from home and the many expenses of hotels, meals, and transportation we can help eliminate the worry of at least one thing. The Lodge provides approximately 14,000 nights of free lodging to cancer patients every year. A typical guest spends six weeks at the Lodge, saving more than $7,000.
Since its opening in November 2008, the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston has provided over 28,000 nights of free lodging to 925 cancer patients from 47 states and 11 countries, saving them over $5 million in housing costs.
Each of the 40 private patient suites has a sitting room, bathroom, and bedroom with two beds
The Hope Lodge has a variety of common areas including a libaray, courtyards, and a meal preparation and dining area. This particular room overlooks the outside garden.
This plaque is located on the outside of a guest suite, dedicated to all of you who help our tournament be successful each and every year!
On-site resources of an American Cancer Society Quality of Life Center provides resources and answers to questions while in treatment.
This piano sits in the corner of one of the warm color sitting areas as it looks out into the beautiful garden. This room is filled with plenty of reading material and plenty of quiet time when the piano isn't in use.