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This fact sheet lists sources of financial assistance available to children and teenagers who are affected by cancer, including transportation and scholarship resources. Check with each agency or organization to see if you qualify for help.

Financial Assistance

Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation


Provides financial assistance to families of children with cancer for prescription medications not covered by insurance. They can also help with travel costs for treatment, mortgage payments or rent, and more.

Clayton Dabney Foundation

This foundation offers gifts, last wishes and financial assistance, which will facilitate quality of family life and create everlasting memories for low-income families of children under 18 with late stage cancer.

Family Reach

Provides financial assistance to families with a child or parent with cancer. They can help with mortgage, rent, utilities, lodging, and other non-medical expenses.

Oracle Health Foundation


This foundation provides funding for children with whose families can’t afford medical care, equipment, vehicle modifications, or displacement related to care.

Friends 4 Michael


Provides financial assistance for children who have been diagnosed with brain cancer. This fact sheet lists sources of financial assistance available to children and teenagers who are affected by cancer, including transportation and scholarship resources. Check with each agency or organization to see if you qualify for help.

Go 4 The Goal

Provides wish granting, assistance with household bills, travel for treatment, tuition assistance for education and enrichment activities and more. Requires referral from social worker or child life specialist.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


Offers financial assistance with insurance premiums and co-pays for specific blood cancers.

National Children’s Cancer Society


Provides financial assistance for travel, lodging and other expenses.

Pinky Swear Foundation


This foundation can help with financial assistance for families of children with cancer to help with rent, mortgages, car payments and car repairs, groceries, gas, childcare and more.

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation


Provides financial assistance for medical costs not covered by insurance.

Travel Assistance

Alex’s Lemonade Stand


Funding for transportation and lodging is available for eligible families who are financially burdened by traveling away from their home hospital for care that is only available elsewhere.

Compass to Care


Funding for travel expenses to get to treatment.

Miracle Flights


Helps fly children who are struggling with serious cancers and other debilitating diseases to specialized medical treatment centers across the U.S.

Patient Airlift Services (PALS)

631-694-PALS (7257)

Arranges volunteer medical flights for those who cannot afford commercial or charter flights.


Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarship Program

The National Children’s Cancer Society provides scholarships to childhood cancer survivors.

Cancer for College


Provides college scholarships to cancer patients and survivors. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

General Assistance

Children’s Cancer Association


CCA’s Kids’ Cancer Pages is a national resource directory for families facing childhood cancer.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation


Grants the wish of children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.

The information provided here is purely informational and does not imply endorsement from CancerCare nor does it guarantee eligibility for assistance.

Edited by Leeann Medina-Martinez, LCSW

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This fact sheet is supported by the Anna Fuller Fund, Bristol Myers Squibb and a grant from Genentech.

Last updated Wednesday, June 28, 2023

The information presented in this publication is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.

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