When Gordon Lewis, co-owner of Clay Hill Farm Restaurant in Cape Neddick, Maine, was diagnosed with prostate cancer requiring daily treatments in Boston last fall, the doctor told him he qualified for free lodging and transportation at a place called the Hope Lodge.

Born and raised just outside the city itself, neither Lewis nor his family had ever heard of the Hope Lodge of Boston. Numb with fear and overwhelmed by the details, Lewis did as the doctor suggested, he put his name in for the Hope Lodge. The experience changed his life in many ways, and after 9-weeks of generosity in the Cancer Society’s ‘Home away from Home’, Lewis is honored to share what was so graciously given to him and his family, the Hope of the Hope Lodge.

Facing cancer is hard. Having to travel out of town for treatment can make it even harder. The Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in Boston is a free, comfortable, home-like residence for cancer patients receiving daily treatments at one of the Boston hospitals. Each Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment is more than 40 miles from their residence. Not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging allows guests to focus on getting better. Hope Lodge provides a nurturing environment where guests can retreat to private rooms or connect with others. Every Hope Lodge also offers a variety of resources and information about cancer and how best to fight the disease. 

The Hope Lodge Boston offers 40 – 2-room suites, and many common rooms; as well as 4 fully- equipped, community kitchens. Free Daily shuttle service to and from the hospitals for treatments, is also provided. And while the obvious advantage of free lodging and transportation is beyond words, the therapeutic advantage of shared experience- being with other patients also undergoing cancer treatment at the Hope Lodge, is priceless.  “The Hope Lodge experience changed our Dad’s life in ways that far surpassed surviving cancer…”, said Jennifer Lewis, co-owner of Clay Hill Farm, “…True gratitude and humility can change a person. It is a heart-felt honor to give-back as a family and do whatever we can to raise awareness and funds for the Hope Lodge in Boston. The gift of caring, of friendship, of kindness…of hope, is one that can best be reverenced through helping others.”

A Fund-Raising Luncheon to contribute to the Capital Campaign of the Hope Lodge Boston will be held at Clay Hill Farm Restaurant on Sunday, June 2nd (National Cancer-Survivor Awareness Day) from 12-4pm. Public Welcome. The day will begin with a meet and greet hors d’oeuvre hour at noon, followed by a sit-down luncheon with speakers, raffles and auctions. Tickets are $50 per person – ALL proceeds to benefit Hope Lodge Boston. Through its capital campaign, the Hope Lodge Boston seeks to add 5 more guest suites, which would help countless cancer patients – and their families, receive the treatments and support needed to fight cancer.

For tickets and more information, visit Clay Hill Farm’s website:

Call 207-361-2272 or stop-by at 220 Clay Hill Rd. in Cape Neddick, Maine. 

The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge program provides a free home away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers. More than just a roof over their heads, it’s a nurturing community that helps patients access the care they need. Each Hope Lodge community offers a supportive, homelike environment where guests can share a meal, join in the evening’s activities, or unwind in their own private room. Patients staying at a Hope Lodge must be in active cancer treatment, and permanently reside more than 40 miles or one hour away from their cancer treatment center. Each patient must be accompanied by a caregiver.

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Clay Hill Farm is a family owned and operated restaurant and event venue on 11 private acres in Cape Neddick, Maine. Known for its support of locally-sourced resources, the community, and the arts, Clay Hill Farm provides an ideal retreat for those in search of tranquility just 2 miles west of Ogunquit Village.

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Phone: 207-361-2272
Address:220 Clay Hill Road
City: Cape Neddick
State: ME 03902
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