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"When we started Friday Harbour we couldn't have imagined how it would grow to improve the lives of so many people facing their cancer journey." Brian Hall, Founder
HOUSTON, TX, November 16, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Every cancer journey is unique. For 250,000 people in the US each year, that journey takes them far from home. Finding temporary lodging is one of the major financial burdens of traveling for cancer treatment. This can be a significant barrier to healing as it adds stress to one of life's most difficult experiences. For some, it can mean that treatment is not an option.
Friday Harbour is a 501c3 non-profit that has been serving patients in Houston's MD Anderson Cancer Center for the past 10 years. We know that a cancer journey can often be unpredictable. That's why we partner with local hotels to provide complimentary lodging at a moment's notice.
"Friday Harbour understands that cancer patients need a place to sleep when they seek medical interventions. Without the help of Friday Harbour, I might not be enjoying year four of seeking life-giving treatment and clinical trials."
"Friday Harbour made it possible for us to have a place to stay while we go back and forth daily at MD Anderson. If it weren't for Friday Harbour, I know this trip would have been more stressful and financially impossible."
The vision of "Healing Cancer One Night At A Time" is about to take a major step forward. Friday Harbour is excited to announce its partnership with Custom Travel Solutions, one of the world's largest travel club providers. Through this partnership, we hope to provide flexible and affordable lodging options near cancer centers across the United States.
"When we started Friday Harbour we couldn't have imagined how it would grow to improve the lives of so many people facing this journey. Now we are thrilled with the potential to take this 'Healing Cancer, One Night at a Time' concept to other major cancer centers all over the country."
Brian Hall, Founder of Friday Harbour
"Custom Travel Solutions is really excited about our partnership with Friday Harbour. Friday Harbour addresses a real need, and the need doesn't shut off at 5pm. We were able to design a custom travel booking solution that removed the necessity of Friday Harbour volunteers to complete the service. Together, we hope that our housing solution reaches those who need it most, and at the time the need is the greatest."
Mike Putman, CEO Custom Travel Solutions.
"Our team dreamed of one day offering the most scalable temporary housing option in the country. After months of planning, I am grateful and excited to announce our partnership with Custom Travel Solutions. Custom Travel Solutions brings premier service and a worldwide travel network that will be at the center of turning the big dream into a reality."
Carson Conway, Project Lead & Friday Harbour Board Member.
Our goal of expanding across the country is ambitious. Now more than ever, we are seeking partners who will donate, volunteer, and advocate for this mission.
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