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Having cancer is hard. Having to travel out of town for treatment can make it harder. When the
best hope for effective treatment is in another city, finding lodging can present financial and
logistical challenges. Access to lodging can be a critical factor in whether patients receive and
complete their life saving cancer treatments.
The Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor (“CSC”) is proud to announce its
development of a lodging program with support from the American Cancer Society (ACS) and
University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center. This new program will provide eligible patients and
their families with free, secure lodging through a collaborative effort with local hotels. “People
should not have their treatment options limited because of geography or financial status”, says
Bonnie Dockham, Executive Director of the CSC. “The Cancer Support Community of Greater
Ann Arbor is committed to assisting with reducing barriers to enhance equitable cancer care.”

The CSC is a local nonprofit administering comprehensive cancer support programs in
southeast Michigan, providing care to over a thousand people per year – all free of charge. The
Cancer Support Community exists to serve as a complement to traditional medical care,
recognizing that the entire person and their support systems are impacted when cancer
presents itself. The newly developed lodging program will launch in October 2023.
Cancer Support Community services include individual counseling, group support, nutrition and
exercise, educational workshops, social activities, resource connection, and financial
assistance. The Cancer Support Community is here to support all people from the moment of
diagnosis through survivorship or bereavement, serving the whole family, the whole time.
For more information about the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, please visit:


About the Cancer Support Community:
Cancer Support Community (CSC) of Greater Ann Arbor is part of an international non-profit
organization whose mission uplifts and strengthens people impacted by cancer by providing
support, fostering compassionate communities, and breaking down barriers to care. All
programs are completely free of charge and offered in a comfortable, home-like environment.
The Cancer Support Community offers professionally-led support groups, educational
workshops, nutrition and exercise programs, and stress-reduction classes that empower and
educate people touched by cancer. CSC is the only organization in Washtenaw Country devoted
solely to providing this support, education, and hope to cancer patients, their friends, family and
children. The center is located at 2010 Hogback Road, Suite 3, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. For more
information: www.cancersupportannarbor.org.

About University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center:
The Rogel Cancer Center’s world-class scientists and clinicians are committed to research and
discovery, an essential component of our designation as a National Cancer Institute
comprehensive cancer center. Among 24 areas of specialty, our multidisciplinary cancer clinics
offer one-stop access to teams of specialists who collaborate to develop personalized treatment
plans for each patient as part of the ideal patient care experience. We take the same approach
when supporting patients during treatment, with robust supportive care services in genetics, art
and music therapy, nutrition and other areas. In addition, the Rogel Cancer Center has a
distinguished history of scientific excellence, collaboration and impact in basic science, clinical
research and cancer control research. With a focus on team science and research excellence,
Rogel Cancer Center members harness innovation by engaging across disciplines. Community
Outreach and Engagement: A core part of our mission is to improve cancer outcomes and
quality of life within the community we serve, enabling diverse populations to access our clinical
care and research trials. We hold tailored programs and special events to educate the
community about cancer prevention, screening and early diagnosis. Learn more at rogelcancercenter.org

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