Fighting cancer is hard. Getting to treatment shouldn’t be. Yet many families in East Tennessee have a difficult time making the drive to a cancer treatment center for the many trips required to comply with a radiation treatment or chemotherapy infusion schedule. All of those trips take time and require money to pay for the gasoline. That’s why the L5 Foundation’s Transportation Assistance Program exists. L5 Foundation provides cancer patients and their families with gas cards to help them pay for the fuel needed to get to treatment. Gas cards are offered in partnership with Pilot Flying J at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Thompson Cancer Survival Center and the Cancer Institute at the University of Tennessee.
Eligibility for Transportation Assistance is based on financial need and is determined by each treatment facility’s social workers or financial counselors. Once a patient is determined to be eligible for the program, gas cards are disbursed at the treatment facility.