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Recognizing the financial burden that families often encounter, the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Travel Fund offers assistance to families who face the need to travel for childhood cancer treatment at select medical institutions across the US. Transportation, lodging, and meal accommodations are available to eligible families who meet our criteria. Applications must be received on behalf of a social worker or another medical representative.
Guidelines and Participating Institutions:
Financial aid provided by Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is made possible by a generous grant from TD Bank. Currently, these funds are available to pediatric cancer patients that travel into, or out of, one of the following medical institutions for childhood cancer treatment:
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Hospital of Denver
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
Children's Hospital of Orange County
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Children’s Hospital of San Francisco
Children’s Hospital of Seattle
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/ Children’s Hospital
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Hospital for Sick Children
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NY-Presbyterian
NYU Medical Center
Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Texas Children’s Cancer Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
In addition to the above, the following criteria should be met:
1.The patient is 18 years old or younger.
2.The patient must be diagnosed with cancer.
3.The patient’s annual family income should not be greater than $75,000.
4.The patient must currently be receiving treatment for childhood cancer.
Please follow these guidelines while applying:
1.Existing resources should already be maximized for each family. This program is meant to be a supplement, and is intended to only fund additional out of pocket travel and accommodation expenses for the families.
2.Maximum allotment per family per year should not exceed $2,000.
3.Assistance is not retroactive. ALSF will not allocate any funds until we receive all the information.
4.Patients may travel to a facility or from one facility to another institution as long as the other guidelines are met.
If the patient is eligible, he or she may receive assistance with the following expenses:
Travel: Airline tickets and gas cards
Lodging: Hotels & philanthropic housing
Meals: Food vouchers from the hospital’s on-site cafeteria and local area restaurants
We will accept applications through certified representatives (i.e. social worker, nurse, doctor, resource specialist, etc), who will apply on the family’s behalf. All sections of the form must be completed truthfully. Any false or misleading information will result in an automatic denial.
•An ALSF representative will review the application. We understand that time is of the essence for many children and their families and will do our best to respond to all requests within 1-2 business days.
ALSF reserves the right to change these guidelines at any time without notice, and to apply these guidelines at its reasonable discretion.
If you have any questions or need assistance and don't know where to start, please call Shirley at 610-649-3034 or e-mail Shirley@AlexsLemonade.org. We are here to help!
Counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia; States: PA; Countries: USA
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