|Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation - Travel Program||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!||Montgomery||Alex's Lemonade Stand - Montgomery; Wynnewood||Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation|
|Breathing Room Foundation - Softback Program||The Breathing Room Foundation helps families with all types of cancer however, since the founder Diane Fitzgerald's diagnosis was breast cancer we are concerned with making sure that breast cancer patients are a special focus of our organization. Over the past 4 years about one-third of our families helped have a breast cancer diagnosis. In 2006, we helped approximately 122 families with a breast cancer diagnosis get whatever "breathing room" was necessary for them to fight their disease. We call this cancer support the SOFTBACK program. The support given through the SOFTBACK program includes financial support, personal assistance including home-cooked meals, housecleaning, childcare, companionship, transportation, and home repairs, as well as referrals to additional support services. The SOFTBACK program is supported by Komen for the Cure and other fundraising efforts.||Montgomery||The Breathing Room Foundation - Montgomery; Jenkintown||Breathing Room Foundation|
|Cancer Resource Materials-Candy's Place-The Center for Cancer Wellness||Provides reliable sources of information that can be beneficial in patients journies to recovery and well-being.||Luzerne||Candy's Place||The Center for Cancer Wellness|
|Cancer Support Community - Cancer Support Group||Provides cancer support group.||Philadelphia||The Suzanne Morgan Center at Ridgeland - Philadelphia; West Philadelphia||Cancer Support Community|
|Eagles Fly for Leukemia - Family Support Services||Purpose: To help families of children with cancer cope with the extraordinary costs associated with these illnesses.
Eligible expenses: The following types of expenses may be considered for assistance. Other expenses will be considered on a case by case basis.
Automobile repairs when car is necessary to transport child for care/treatment
Automobile rental to transport child for care/treatment when no other means of transportation is available
Car insurance premiums
Health insurance premiums
Cost of parents' meals during hospitalization
Prosthetics (including wigs) if there is no insurance coverage for those items
Temporary child care for well children at home||Montgomery||Eagles Fly for Leukemia - Delaware; Wayne||Eagles Fly for Leukemia|
|Hahnemann University Hospital - Cancer Support Services||Services include:
- Look Good Feel Better -- A program that teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. This program is a partnership of the American Cancer Society, the National Cosmetology Association and the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation. Meets second Monday of every other month (except July and August), 1-3 p.m., Bobst Conference Room, 6th Floor.
- The Wellness Community of Philadelphia offers a weekly support group at Hahnemann in addition to mind/body programs and social events. The Wellness Community also has an on-site Resource Center at Hahnemann. Meets every Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m., Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 1st Floor Feinstein.
- Nutritional Services -- A registered dietitian is available to patients and their families for one to one dietary consultations. A series of patient education workshops offer assistance for coping with the nutritional side effects of cancer treatments. Consultations available as needed; workshops held monthly.
- Social Work Services -- A full-time licensed social worker is on call Monday through Friday for psychosocial support of patients and their families, which includes individual counseling, support and referrals to appropriate community agencies.
- Genetic Counseling Services (not a free service - referral from attending physician is required) -- A licensed genetic counselor, through LabCorp, is available every Friday to patients and their families for consultation.
- Art Therapy -- A weekly support group that fosters creative expression through visual artistic media. Addresses coping strategies, self-exploration and inner strength. Open to all levels of ability and experience.
- Dance/Movement Therapy -- A holistic, body/mind-integrated approach that uses mildly vigorous movement, relaxation, self-expression and interpersonal support for awakening your creative energies and facilitating healing. Dance/movement therapy is a complementary modality for those living with cancer and their loved ones. No previous dance/movement experience is needed in order to benefit from this program.
- Art Therapy and Dance/Movement Therapy are sponsored by the Hahnemann Creative Arts in Therapy Program of Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions.
- I Can Cope -- An educational series taught by healthcare professionals that addresses such topics as cancer and treatment, managing side effects, emotional concerns, community resources and support, relieving cancer pain, understanding money matters and nutritional well-being. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Support Group -- Monthly family support group sponsored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
- Man-To-Man -- Monthly Meetings for men with prostate cancer that provide education and the opportunity to network with others who have the same diagnosis. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society and Hahnemann University Hospital.
- Reach to Recovery --The American Cancer Society has trained volunteers who are breast cancer survivors themselves that provide a listening ear to women who are undergoing treatment. The women receive the Reach to Recovery care package sponsored by the American Cancer Society.||Philadelphia||Hahnemann University Hospital - Philadelphia; North Broad Street||Hahnemann University Hospital|
|H.O.P.E., Help for Oncology Problems and Emotional Support||Support for cancer patients and their families in York County, Northern Maryland area and country wide.
•Assistance with meals, groceries, and transportation -support groups•
*Special cancer-related accessories for women
*Hospital equipment (canes, walkers, shower chairs, etc)
*Scholarships to High school seniors with a family member with a diagnosis.
Dead line March 15- Free literature to promote cancer education and awareness.
*Library filled with books, videos and audio tapes on cancer and related issues.
*Chomper Buddies-Children's support group for children of cancer patients.
*Provides transportation to doctor appointments sand cancer treatments.
*Monthly Newsletters||York||H.O.P.E., Help for Oncology Problems and Emotional Support||H.O.P.E., Help for Oncology Problems and Emotional Support|
|Living Beyond Breast Cancer - Ask The Expert||Ask-the-expert series will help answer your questions about breast cancer, whether you are newly diagnosed, in treatment or years beyond treatment.
Each month, we ask a breast cancer expert to respond to your questions on a specific topic during an ask-the-expert residency. Answers to select questions will be posted on our website on an ongoing basis throughout the month.||Montgomery||Living Beyond Breast Cancer) Educational Program - Montgomery; Bala Cynwyd||Living Beyond Breast Cancer|
|Living Beyond Breast Cancer - Breast Cancer 360||Breast Cancer 360 program explores breast cancer issues from every angle. Each program features a 90 minute panel discussion exploring medical, emotional and practical concerns for those affected by breast cancer.
You can attend these events in person or via live Web stream.||Montgomery||Living Beyond Breast Cancer) Educational Program - Montgomery; Bala Cynwyd||Living Beyond Breast Cancer|
|Living Beyond Breast Cancer - Community Meetings||These meetings bring together experts and people diagnosed with breast cancer for networking and learning.||Montgomery||Living Beyond Breast Cancer) Educational Program - Montgomery; Bala Cynwyd||Living Beyond Breast Cancer|
|Living Beyond Breast Cancer - Twitter Chats||Twitter Chats are live discussions that take place on Twitter. Our Twitter Chats bring together experts, advocates and people diagnosed with breast cancer to discuss a variety of medical and quality of life topics.
Participants use a hashtag (#) that threads the conversation for others to follow and reply.||Montgomery||Living Beyond Breast Cancer) Educational Program - Montgomery; Bala Cynwyd||Living Beyond Breast Cancer|
|WellSpan Cancer Support Group - Ephrata||The group provides an opportunity for persons with cancer, family members and friends, to gain knowledge, network and communicate with others diagnosed with cancer. Group is facilitated by a social worker and the Patient Services Coordination.||Lancaster||WellSpan Cancer Center - Ephrata||WellSpan Health|