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


Patient Airlift Services, (PALS)

Patient AirLift Services arranges volunteer medical flights and free air transportation for needy individuals throughout the greater Northeast region, from Virginia to Maine, Ohio to Massachusetts.


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.
phone: 888.260.9707

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.
Download Application


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.
phone: 918.749.8992


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.
phone: 866.328.1313


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.