In our continuing effort to meet the needs of patients in treatment for childhood cancer and their families, CURE is thrilled to introduce the Bowen Story Lodging Fund. This fund makes available financial assistance to eligible families who have a need for overnight accommodations due to their child’s cancer treatment. Through a partnership with Hotel Equities, CURE can now offer hotel accommodations for up to five nights for a patient whose travel to and from appointments are a minimum of 100 miles round-trip and for whom other accommodations are not available.
Many families living outside of Metro Atlanta must often travel long distances for treatment. Due to the side effects of chemotherapy, unscheduled and urgent trips resulting in overnight stays are not uncommon. Besides the medical cost of treatment, these travel and lodging expenses can become significant. Bowen’s family experienced this during his treatment.
“During Bo’s cancer battle, lodging became a necessity,” Recalls Bo’s father, Scott. “Living eighty miles away from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, there were times we rented an apartment during treatment to save us from driving so much. The Bowen Story Lodging Fund for these families can help when other avenues are full or can’t accommodate the situation. We are proud that Bo’s fund can spread its wings in helping in the lodging area. Living such a distance from treatment, it can truly be a blessing to have a place to stay while there. We’re proud to expand in helping more families.”
We are excited to offer this additional assistance to eligible families as they travel for appointments and treatment. Many thanks to The Bowen Story Fund and Hotel Equities for helping us to meet this need.