Travel & Lodging

LRF T-Cell Lymphoma Transportation Assistance Fund

The Lymphoma Research Foundation T-Cell Lymphoma Transportation Assistance Fund grant program provides financial assistance to T-cell lymphoma patients (including those with forms of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma) who are uninsured or have adequate medical insurance but struggle to pay for transportation costs (e.g., mileage, parking, tolls, gas, train tickets, etc.) to get to and from treatment. Grants in the amount of $500 will be awarded and applicants can re-apply every 6 months for a total maximum annual award of $1,000.

Applicants must: 1) Complete an application and demonstrate financial need; and 2) Be currently undergoing T-cell lymphoma treatment as certified by their physician. For more information, visit the LRF's website or call the Lymphoma Helpline at 800.500.9976.

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition

The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) is a coalition of organizations helping cancer patients manage their financial challenges. CFAC educates patients and providers about existing resources and links to other organizations that can provide additional assistance.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Co-Pay Assistance Program is currently closed due to a shortage of funding. Additionally, once funded, the LLS is changing the fund to a reserved model. The advantage of this model is that the assistance level for each patient accepted into the program is reserved, thus eliminating the risk for lost funding for patients. The disadvantage is that they will be able to serve fewer patients and the program would become fully subscribed more quickly. Patients and caregivers should continue to visit the LLS website using the "Learn More" link frequently for timely updates on the status of the lymphoma fund.

Once the fund reopens patients who had previously been enrolled will need to reapply. For any other questions please email the LLS at missioncommunications@lls.org.

Patient Airlift Services, Inc.

Patient Airlift Services Inc. (PALS), founded in 2010, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that arranges FREE air transportation through their volunteer pilot network for individuals requiring medical diagnosis, treatment or follow-up, for military personnel and their families, or for other compassionate and humanitarian purposes. Patient AirLift Services arranges volunteer medical flights in the greater Northeast region as far west as Ohio and as far south as Virginia. There is never a cost to the patient and there is no limit to the amount of flights an individual can request. For more information visit their website or call 631.694.7257

Corporate Angel Network

Through the generosity of many large corporations, the Corporate Angel Network fills empty seats on corporate jets with cancer patients in need of travel assistance. Eligibility to participate is open to all cancer patients, bone marrow donors and bone marrow recipients who are ambulatory and not in need of medical support while traveling. Eligibility is not based on financial need and patients may travel as often as necessary. For more information, visit their website or contact 866.328.1313.

Angel Flight

Angel Flight arranges free air transportation in response to health care and other compelling human needs. For more information, contact 918.749.8992 or visit their website.

Air Care Alliance

Air Care Alliance is a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations whose volunteer pilots are dedicated to community service. When there is financial need, private pilots volunteer their time to transport patients to necessary treatments. For more information, contact 888.260.9707, 918.745.0384 or visit their website.

American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery

Every day thousands of cancer patients need a ride to treatment, but some may not have a way to get there. The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need. For more information, visit their website or call 800.227.2345.

National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses, Inc.

The National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses, Inc. is a nationwide professional association of nearly 200 unique, nonprofit organizations that provide lodging and support services to patients, families and their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment far from their home communities. For more information, visit their website or call 800.542.9730.

Joe’s House

Joe’s House is an online nationwide lodging resource for cancer patients and their families who must travel away from home for medical treatment. Their website lists cancer treatment centers and hospitals across the country with nearby lodging facilities that offer a discount.

Hope Lodge

Facing cancer is hard. Having to travel out of town for treatment can make it even harder. Yet the American Cancer Society has a place where cancer patients and their caregivers can find help and hope when home is far away - an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge. Each Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free, temporary place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging allows guests to focus on getting well. Hope Lodge provides a nurturing, home-like environment where guests can retreat to private rooms or connect with others. Every Hope Lodge also offers a variety of resources and information about cancer and how best to fight the disease. For more information, visit their website or call 800.227.2345