Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House provides housing during a child’s treatment for catastrophic illness. A $35 dollar donation is suggested, but if payment is cannot be made the fee is waived. RMH has locations close to all major pediatric centers in the US. The link below will help you find a chapter close to your child’s hospital.
Candlelighters are part of a wonderful organization called the American Childhood Cancer Organization, which provides families with emotional and practical support as their child faces cancer treatment. They ensure that families coming to a new city for a child’s treatment have a friend around the corner
Barbara Zobian, founder of the NYC Candlelighters and beloved member of the Band of Parents, says, “We are the friend when their hometown friends are a thousand miles away.” The link below will take you to the affiliate look up page so you can find a chapter close to your child’s hospital.
In New York, you can contact Barbara directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Patient Airlift Services, (PALS)
(PALS) arranges free air transportation for individuals requiring medical diagnosis, treatment or follow-up, for compassionate assistance, for military personnel/family through the PALS for Patriots Program, or for humanitarian purposes through the PALS Sky Hope Disaster Relief Program. U.S. only.
The Air Care Alliance
The Air Care Alliance lists many humanitarian air transport groups that provide free flights for patients with medical needs. This organization and its affiliates operate in most areas of the United States. Patients have no financial obligations. Learn more about the Air Care Alliance.
American Airlines Medical Travel Program
Application must be completely filled out and returned to AA – any non-applicable fields can have an N/A filled in.
Angel Flight, Inc.
Angel Flight’s volunteers and pilots offer charitable flights to patients traveling primarily to or from the heartland region of the United States. Angel Flight can also coordinate flights out of their targeted areas with other aviation organizations.
Angel Flight East (AFE)
Angel Flight East provides free flights for patients in need of medical treatment far from home. Volunteer pilots use their own airplanes and cover all costs of the flight. AFE covers a 14 state footprint from Virginia to Ohio to Maine and for destinations beyond that, we link up with other volunteer pilot organizations.
Be The Rainbow Foundation
Be The Rainbow Foundation’s mission is to support families facing childhood cancer throughout their journey and beyond. This 501(c)3 nonprofit partners with individual families and existing family support organizations to identify ways to alleviate some of the financial and emotional burdens a family experiences during treatment, recovery, and beyond treatment (survivorship). This organization was formed by a family who faced pediatric cancer for 5 years and whose daughter is now 2 years cancer free. They feel honored to give back and serve other families facing childhood cancer.
Corporate Angel Network
The Corporate Angel Network, a volunteer organization, is available to help you with free long-distance air travel to or from NYC hospitals, as well as helicopter service to the East 34th Street heliport in Manhattan for patients within a 200 air-mile radius. There is no financial need requirement. Learn more about the Corporate Angel Network.
Neuroblastoma Parent Handbook
Neuroblastoma Parent Handbook created by the CNCF – many of our members have contributed their firsthand knowledge to make this a must read for the newly diagnosed.
To find clinical trial information and write-ups from around the globe.