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 out-of-state 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 need 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.The administrator will contact the travel coordinator, who will call you to talk about the program guidelines and the documentation necessary to reimburse you once travel is completed.


Our travel grants cover up to $750 each year for travel related expenses such as airfare, hotel or apt costs, taxis, transit, shuttles and on an individual basis, rental cars.


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


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