Patient Housing Assistance Endowment helps cancer patients


Lodging is a particular concern for patients and families who travel great distances to receive care at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, especially those whose treatment protocol requires longterm daily therapy or hospitalization. 

Home Away From Home
You can help provide a home
away from home, a bit of comfort
and relief for patients, during
the fight of their lives.

These patients and their supportive care givers must stay near the Cancer Center for lengthy periods of time—often at great personal expense. To help ease this burden for patients and families, the Home Away From Home campaign will help build the Patient Housing Assistance Endowment, a permanent fund established by the Banner Health Foundation.

Because of the level of expertise in our Hematology Oncology area, blood and immune cancer patients now represent the second-largest volume of patients at Banner MD Anderson, next to the breast cancer population. For these patients, stem-cell transplantation and clinical trial participation are common, both requiring close proximity to the Cancer Center for periods of two weeks to up to six months. Leukemia patients require immediate, lengthy hospitalization upon diagnosis, requiring family members to quickly find local lodging.

Across all types of cancer, patients receiving daily radiation therapy, those recovering from surgery, and participants in clinical trials require nearby lodging to accommodate their frequent visits.

Home Away From Home

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You can play a direct role in easing a significant burden for patients and families—providing a home away from home, a bit of comfort and relief, during the fight of their lives. 100% of donations are used for patient support, with eligibility determination and disbursements managed by the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center Finance Office.