Several hotels in Sudbury will provide free accommodations to those from outside the city who are visiting family members at the Northern Cancer Centre over the holidays.
Travelodge Hotel Sudbury and Comfort Inn on Regent Street and Second Avenue are partnering up for the initiative.
“The holiday season is a time for celebrating with family,” said Gynette Cousineau, general manager of Travelodge Hotel Sudbury. “For some, being away from a loved one can be very difficult. It is our sincere intent that through the Angel Program, we can bring families together. The Travelodge Hotel Sudbury and Comfort Inns are honoured to participate in this program and help those who truly need it.”
Tannys Laughren, executive director of the Northern Cancer Foundation, said this is the third year this partnership is able to offer comfort to the patients of the Northern Cancer Centre and their families during a difficult time.
“This program truly represents the holiday giving spirit and is another example of the ongoing support from the Travelodge Hotel Sudbury and Comfort Inns,” she said.
“For Comfort Inn Second Avenue, it is about ensuring that everyone has a chance to be with loved ones during the holidays,” said general manager Michelle Wolfe.
Comfort Inn Regent Street general manager Larry Martin said the Angel Program is about giving back to the community at a time of need.
“We are delighted to work together in bringing some joy to those missing their loved ones at this time of year,” he said.
The program is administered through staff at the Northern Cancer Foundation. It runs from Dec. 17 to Jan. 2. Interested family members can contact Laughren at 705-523-4673.
There are 225 vouchers in total for all three hotels and visiting family members must have a family member receiving treatment at the Northern Cancer Centre at the time of the complimentary stay.