American Cancer Society Hope Lodge - Marshfield

American Cancer Society Hope Lodge—Marshfield
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611 W. Doege St.
Marshfield, WI 54449
715-486-9100 or 800-227-2345

Joleen Specht, Hope Lodge Manager

About Our Facility

The American Cancer Society in Marshfield, WI serves as a home away from home, free of charge, for adult cancer patients and their caregiver. Hope Lodge, a non-medical facility, offers a sense of community and comfort to cancer patients who must travel to Marshfield to receive lifesaving cancer treatment, typically not available in their home community.

During the often long and emotional process of treatment, cancer patients receive support at Hope Lodge from professionals, families, friends, and other cancer patients to help build the hope needed during their cancer journey.


 Giving Hope a Home click to expand


‘Giving Hope a Home’ is a cable production of the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Marshfield, featuring the programs and services of the American Cancer Society. Co-Hosts Hope Lodge Manager, Joleen Specht, Marshfield Clinic Medical Oncologist Dr. William Hocking, and Hope Lodge Admin. Asst., Jewel Quelle discuss subjects and answer questions related to the free lodging program, cancer news and information, and available resources.


Episode 1 - What is Hope Lodge? / What Causes Cancer? / Special Guest Amy Bauman with Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Episode 2 - Radiation / Day in the Life of a Hope Lodge Guest - Part 1 / Nutrition

Episode 3 - Chemotherapy / 2014 GALA

Episode 4 - Day in the Life of a Hope Lodge Guest - Part 2 / Relay for Life / Blood Cancers

Episode 5 - Prostate Cancer / Take Your Loved One to the Doctor Day / Traveling for Treatment

Episode 6 - Breast Cancer with special guest Dr. Anna Seydel/ Look Good Feel Better /  Volunteering with Hope Lodge

 Events click to expand

Vita Bella Gala 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

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 Our History click to expand

Hope Lodge Marshfield opened its doors to guests in March 2003. Since then, we have provided over 55,000 overnight stays - cost free - for over 13,000 cancer patients and their caregivers.


Saving Cancer Patients and their Caregivers an estimated $6 Million!

 Staff and Volunteers click to expand

Marshfield Hope Lodge is staffed 24/7 by American Cancer Society employees consisting of the following:

·        Hope Lodge Manager - Monday - Friday

·        Administrative Assistant - Monday - Friday

·        Night and Weekend Supervisors - Alternating


·        The Lodge is also assisted greatly by many wonderful volunteers throughout the year. Some volunteers are committed to weekly tasks while others help as the need arises.

Altogether our volunteers number well over 140 with some 30 being active at least monthly. In 2013, our volunteers accumulated over 3,300 hours.

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Residency at a Hope Lodge facility is a courtesy extended at the sole discretion of American Cancer Society. All individuals who meet the Hope Lodge eligibility requirements will be welcomed regardless of race, creed, citizenship, physical disability, gender, color, ethnic heritage, veteran status, economic status, or sexual orientation. For admissions information, please select a Hope Lodge location.