Carol Grotnes Belk Hope Lodge
269 Calhoun Street
Charleston, South Carolina
With the generous support of local community leaders and institutions, the American Cancer Society opened the first ever Hope Lodge in the United States, in Charleston, SC in 1970. With Margot Freudenberg leading the way, they turned a dilapidated house on the corner of Calhoun and Ashley into a comfortable, inviting, and supportive temporary residential center for patients undergoing outpatient cancer treatment in the area.
Now after expanding the original house into four homes that can house up to 34 patients and family members at a time, the Hope Lodge has given nearly 10,000 cancer patients a free place to stay and a chance at the best treatment available to them.
The Hope Lodge will be decorated by the Charleston Garden Club. There will also be trees throughout the property that have been sponsored and decorated by local businesses.
Thank you to all of our Homeowners who opened their doors to the American Cancer Society and the Giving Hope a Home Holiday Home Tour. Your dedication and hospitality is greatly appreciated. Interested in your home being included in next year’s tour? Contact Mandy Oglesby at 843.790.6336 or Mandy.Oglesby@cancer.org
For more than a 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With your support, we have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we've seen a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s. Join us to help finish the fight.
5900 Core Rd, Ste 504
Charleston, SC 29406