Flight of the Humblebee | Travel Program
The mission of the Humble Bumble Project is to alleviate even the slightest amount of financial burden faced by pediatric and young adult cancer families so parents and caregivers can focus on family rather than finance.
Flight of the Humblebee is our travel program that was created in direct support of this mission, to give eligible families financial assistance when traveling with their loved one who is undergoing cancer treatment. Funding covers eligible mileage, lodging, and meals, and incidentals.
The Humble Bumble Project is currently accepting referrals for our Flight of the Humblebee travel assistance program. At this time, eligibility is restricted to active patients of Strong Memorial Hospital’s James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, Golisano Children’s Hospital, Geisinger Cancer Institute, or Geisinger Janet Weis Children's Hospital who reside in Potter, Lycoming, or Tioga counties within Pennsylvania. All applicants must also meet the program criteria as outlined below. Applications may be submitted for individuals residing outside the identified counties and state and will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the Board of Directors.
Applications will be reviewed in the order in which received. The maximum allocation per request is $1,000 and is dependent upon the availability of funds. Requests are limited to one per family. Subsequent applications will be reviewed by the Board of Directors. Potential approval is at the discretion of the board and, again, dependent upon the availability of funds.
Referring Healthcare Professional
Patient Referral Form
How to Qualify:
Patient must have a cancer diagnosis and be receiving active treatment.
Your application must be submitted by a member of the patient’s oncology healthcare team. Click here to access the referral and consent forms.
Patient must be 39 years old, or younger.
Patient's family must reside at least 2 hours or 100 miles from the treatment facility.
Lodging assistance is approved for room and tax only, no incidentals.
mileage, lodging, and meals and incidentals are approved for dates of travel to/from active cancer treatment.
The travel program prepays travel expenses, we are unable to reimburse for travel expenses already incurred.
*Meeting the criteria of the application does not guarantee approval.
*Please provide as much lead time on travel dates as possible.
Applications are accepted for active patients of James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, Golisano’s Children's Hospital, Geisinger Cancer Center, Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, or UPMC – Hillman Cancer Center and will be reviewed in the order in which received with patients residing in Bradford, Lycoming, Potter, or Tioga (PA) counties taking priority.
Meeting the qualification criteria for either the Flight of the Humblebee or Bumble Bucks programs does not guarantee approval. Approval of any application/allocation is at the discretion of the Board of Directors and is dependent upon the availability of funds.
The Humble Bumble Project reserves the right to change the program guidelines at any time without notice and to apply these guidelines at its reasonable discretion.