2013 Renewals and Additions
As you may know, every year each lodging facility we have listed on the
Joe's House website must be renewed for the following year With close
to 2,000 lodging facilities it's an enormous but rewarding job. Here's
what we have accomplished and what we have added for 2013.
✓ Over 250 "hospitality houses" and Ronald McDonald Houses renewed
✓ Lodging facilities in 121 cities across the country in 46 states!
✓ New hospitals added include the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Newnan, GA (about 30 miles from Atlanta)
✓ Six locations of the Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada added to the site. Welcome to our newest partner!
As we reported in our Fall newsletter, this past October Joe's
House President Ann Calahan was featured in Money Magazine as one of its
40 "Money Heroes".
For the November issue the magazine asked each
of the 40 heroes for financial advise based on his or her field of
expertise. Here is a copy of what Ann submitted to Money Magazine:
good health insurance is the most recommended advise in the healthcare
industry. But what happens when you are blind-sided by a catastrophic
disease and there are financial implications that you never anticipated?
Like the film "The Blind Side" you may have to build a new family,
however this time, a financial one.
For over eight years,
Joe's House has assisted cancer patients by finding them discounted
lodging rates as they travel for care all across the country; along the
way we have also accumulated a wealth of information that can help
mitigate the often coinciding financial challenges. If you have to
travel for treatment, organizations such as Corporate Angel will let you
fill an empty seat on a corporate jet. Another association to help
defray the cost of air travel uses donated airline miles; The American
Cancer Society's Hope Lodges allow cancer patients and family members to
stay free of charge.
Need help on your career and a cancer
diagnosis, there's an .org for that. What about help paying for child
care? Yes, there are organizations for that, too. Want a wig and just
can't make the finances work, there are at least 5 companies who donate
or help pay. Trying to navigate Medicare and save some precious funds?
Look no further than another Money Hero.
My best financial
advice after a shattering diagnosis is to surround yourself with a new
family of people and organizations that can help your bottom line in
ways you never before considered.
Click on the link to see an excerpt of the article online http://money.cnn.com/gallery/pf/2012/10/15/health-care.moneymag/2.html
We love to hear from our users and partners!
of our lodging facilities in Houston wrote: "Our guests have told us
how much they rely on your website to secure their housing while in
Houston. Thank you for this beneficial service to medical patients
across the country."
who was traveling to Dayton for treatment contacted Joe's House for
help with lodging. We found her a discount at a hotel that was better
for her long term stay and less expensive than her original one! She
wrote: "I really appreciate all of your help finding me this hotel!"
- Our newest partner is Houston Ground Angels. Houston Ground
Angels is a network of volunteers who donate their time to help provide
free transportation to patients from the Houston area airports to their
required healthcare facilities.
- Don't forget if you need
assistance with lodging that is not listed on our website or are a
vendor that wants to be listed send us an email at email@example.com.
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Our 2012 annual fund
drive was a success. Our heartfelt thanks go out to each and every
donor. We truly could not do what we do without you!