Canadian Cancer Society
Southern Interior Region — Cranbrook Office
The Canadian Cancer Society is asking residents of the Southern Interior to “Take A One Night Stand Against Cancer.” This campaign encourages people to generously cover the cost of a one-night stay at the Society’s Southern Interior Rotary Lodge for someone fighting cancer.
The Society subsidizes the full cost of a night at the lodge so that guests only need to pay $50 per night, plus applicable taxes. For qualifying clients, the fee is covered through the Society’s Financial Support Program.
From October 31st, 2014 to October 31st, 2015, residents from the East Kootenay have stayed 1,991 nights at the lodge. Windermere Valley residents accounted for 125 of these nights, while Golden and Revelstoke residents accounted for 137 and 133 of these nights respectively. The average stay at the lodge is about six nights, but often, stays can extend three to six weeks. That’s a long time to be away from home.
“With support from people all across the Southern Interior, we are able to provide affordable accommodations for people with cancer and their caregivers,” explained Lori Stevenson, Team Lead of Annual Giving for the Canadian Cancer Society (B.C. and Yukon). “The lodge provides welcoming, comfortable accommodations, with three hot meals and snacks daily and is a home away from home for people fighting cancer. For just $100, people can generously cover the cost of a night at the Society’s lodge for someone in need of accommodations during cancer treatment.”
“With the public’s support of our Take A One Night Stand Against Cancer campaign, we can give patients the comfort they need so they can focus on getting better,” added Stevenson.
“Staying at the Rotary Lodge gave me an opportunity to spend time with people who understood my worries and supported me. It was one of the best decisions I made,” said Shelley B. of Cranbrook.
To support this initiative, please visit www.cancer.ca/takeastand, drop into your local Cancer Society office, or mail your donation to Take A Stand, Canadian Cancer Society, 19 – 9th Avenue S, Cranbrook BC V1C 2L9.