P.O. Box 20329 ~ Juneau, AK  99802 ~ 907-796-2273 ~ Toll Free: 866-376-2273 ~ Fax: 907-463-2616 ~ admin@cancerconnectionak.org

Travel Assistance

 

Life changes in many ways when you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer. It is important to remember that you’re not alone during this time.
 
Costs associated with transportation to and from treatment can be overwhelming for patients. Cancer Connection is here to help you by providing information and resources, and limited financial grants to help cover the cost of expenses related to treatment outside your Southeast community.
 
The Lynne Wunsch Memorial Travel Fund was initially funded in 2002 with seed money from Coastal Helicopters, and goes on today with continued support from Coastal’s annual helicopter rides over the Juneau Icefield. Individual donations made on behalf of cancer survivors and those, like Lynne, who lost their heroic battles with the disease, are also designated for Cancer Connection’s travel assistance program.
 
Applying for travel assistance from Cancer Connection is easy. You or your loved one needs only to complete the Travel Assistance Patient Data Form (download at the top of this section) and fax it to our administrator at 907-463-2616.  Receipt of your Patient Data Travel Assistance form will be acknowledged, and more detailed information about the program guidelines will be provided for the types of eligible expenses and the kind of documentation that will be necessary.  Reimbursements are made when your travel is completed and receipts for your expenses are submitted and approved. 
 
Our travel grants cover up to $600 each calendar year for travel related expenses such as airfare, hotel or apt costs, taxis, transit, shuttles and on an individual basis, rental cars.  Travel assistance is intended to support the Patient for travel costs incurred while undergoing active cancer treatment.  Active treatment includes surgery and adjuvant therapy such as chemotherapy and radiation treatment.  At the present time, travel assistance is not available for expenses related to follow-up and check-up care, or for chaperone/companion travel expenses.  Receipts must demonstrate costs are for the Patient for specific travel expenses.

You are never required to divulge information about your source of income, or monthly income and expenses.

 

*Please note: Prior Year receipts need to be received by 3/31 of current year in order to be considered for reimbursement.