Donation of a Piano to Hope Lodge

The Rotary Club of Shady Brook will host a dinner on May 9, 2013 at the Hope Lodge located near the Fox Chase Cancer Center in NW Philadelphia.

2013-05-09 - Hope Lodge Photo

Hope Lodge provides free lodging for the families of anyone undergoing treatment at Philadelphia area hospitals.

In addition, the Club obtained a piano donated by the Shady Brook community for use at the Lodge to provide entertainment for their guests.

2013-05-09 - Hope Lodge Piano

On May 1st they hired a mover to transport the piano to the Lodge site and had a professional tuner set it up so it could be used immediately. The piano was originally donated to the Shady Brook community by Dotti and Mel Gelenberg, Charter Rotary Members and community residents. Pictured are Byron Barksdale, Hope Lodge, Fred Edelman,Club Past President, Joe Henry, Hope Lodge, Henry Garcia, Current Club President, Mel Gelenberg, Sergeant at Arms, Alan Agree, Club Chair for the event, and Gary Bruno. Also pictured was the Hope Lodge building.

Serving at Hope Lodge

The Rotary Club of Shady Brook provided dinner for 60 patients and their families at HOPE LODGE in NW Philadelphia on May 9, 2013.  For patients undergoing treatment for cancer it can be both financially and emotionally overwhelming and often requires that they be far from home, adding the additional burden of travel and lodging expenses.  That is why the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge of the American Cancer Society offers lodging at no cost for cancer patients being treated in the Philadelphia area.

2013-05 - Hope Lodge

Members pictured during clean up were Irv Perlstein – Club President Elect, Alan Agree – Event Chairman, Dolly and Maurice Sokol and Gary Bruno. Fred Edelman – Club Past President took the picture.