- Associated Press - Saturday, September 10, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The American Cancer Society has announced it will break ground later this month on an $11.5 million housing facility for people and their families traveling to Omaha for cancer treatment.

The Hope Lodge Nebraska will be located just off of Dodge Street near the Nebraska Methodist Hospital System. Lodging there will be free of charge for patients and their families traveling than 40 miles for treatment.

Plans for the three-story, 34,543 square-foot lodge include 32 private rooms with baths. Sitting/television areas and laundry facilities are located on each floor. Common areas include kitchen, dining room, library, conference, exercise, game and meditation rooms. Free transportation will be available to local treatment centers for patients staying at the Hope Lodge.

Officials are set to break ground on the lodge on Sept. 29.


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