The American Cancer Society and Yates Construction are asking the Jackson community to have a role in the construction of the Gertrude C. Ford Hope Lodge by signing a beam, which is located on the road adjacent to the construction site and North State Street.
A Topping Off Ceremony for the Gertrude C. Ford Hope Lodge will be held on Wednesday, February 28 at 10 a.m. A construction-site tradition, the “Topping Off” Ceremony celebrates the placement of the structure’s last beam during construction.
Each year, hundreds of cancer patients travel from across the state of Mississippi to receive treatment in Jackson. Some patients spend days, weeks, even months away from home. The American Cancer Society Gertrude C. Ford Hope Lodge will provide free lodging for cancer patients and their caregivers, giving some peace of mind while they undergo treatment.