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Group to build free lodge for cancer patients

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The American Cancer Society plans to build a 32-room lodge offering free stays for cancer patients being treated at any Jackson-area hospital or clinic.
    
The organization plans to break this summer on the $11 million project. It will be located on the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus and - like 31 similar centers around the country - called Hope Lodge.
    
Southern cities with Hope Lodges include New Orleans; Birmingham, Ala.; and Memphis and Nashville, Tenn.
    
University medical center professor emeritus Dr. Ralph Vance, a longtime cancer society volunteer and past president of the national organization, says it will let patients and their families focus on what's important - getting well.

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