This page is dedicated to listing various resources that will provide individuals and families with assistance. Whether you require help with finances, travel, work and family life, or emotional and physical aide, this list will help you find the help you need.

Please check back regularly for updates, and use the “Contact Us” form to submit additional links for consideration to be included.

Financial Assistance


Heroes For Children – Heroes for Children advocates for and provides financial and social assistance to families with children (0-22 yrs of age) battling cancer.

The Samfund – a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young adults with the financial impact of cancer treatment.


Travel Assistance


Rental Cars  MD Anderson patients and their travel companions are eligible for auto rental discounts from Alamo Rent-A-Car (in Houston only). Those making reservations should identify themselves as MD Anderson patients or traveling companions and provide the corporate identification number 268452.

Patients can make reservations through their travel agents or by calling Alamo Rent-A-Car at 1-800-732-3232.

Houston Ground Angels – provides complimentary ground transportation between area airports and the Medical Center for patients traveling to Houston for medical treatment.

Angel Airline Samaritans – works to ensure that no cancer patient is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment for lack of a means of long-distance commercial airline transportation.

1-800-296-1217 or

Lifeline Pilots  – facilitates free transportation for such medical needs as ongoing medical treatments, diagnosis, and follow-up care.

1-800-822-7972 or

Air Charity Network – comprised of network member organizations who coordinator volunteer pilot flights in the continental U.S. as well as Alaska and Hawaii.


Footprints Flights  – provides flights to medical facilities throughout the U.S., for all people in need of medical care, whether it be routine in nature, or critical and life-saving.

303-799-0461 or


Support Resources

individual and family aide

Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program At USC – providing AYA’s with emotional, physical and educational resources.

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults – providing information and resources within a community of support to help all AYA’s and their families.

Critical Mass – providing a full listing of all available resources and services for AYA’s.

LiveStrong – providing support to help individuals and families with physical, emotional and financial needs.

True North Treks – Offering free of charge backpacking and canoeing treks to young adult cancer survivors (18-39) and their caregivers on a Pay It Forward pledge commitment.

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Radiation Therapy Q &