Free Vacations and Day Trips for Cancer Patients and Families

free vacations and daytrips for cancer patients and families

Cancer is hard on the whole family. It’s so important to take time out to de-stress and get away from the daily routine and build life-long memories. These programs offer a chance to do all that for free. From couples retreats to beach stays to a day of beauty, we hope you find a program that eases your burden for a short while. For even more free vacation and day trip programs for cancer patients and families, visit our updated links here.

Little Pink Houses of HopeLittle Pink Houses of Hope

Free, week-long vacations for breast cancer patients and their families to encourage taking time out to relax, reconnect and rejuvenate. Retreats are held at locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Maryland, Texas, Michigan, Arizona, Florida, and California.

All expenses except travel to and from the retreat are included. For help on travel costs, please see our transportation and grant sections. Applications are usually open each year from October to August. To find out when the next retreats are being held and to submit an application, please visit

Project KoruProject Koru

A free, three-to-six day outdoor adventure for cancer survivors age 18-39.

From the website “We use adventure-based experiences such as surfing, outrigger canoeing, standup paddling, skiing, and snowboarding, as channels of healing and renewal to treat the mind, body, and soul.”

To check out retreat options and schedule, please visit

Epic Experience free vacations for cancer survivorsEpic Experience

Free one-week outdoor adventures to individuals 18 years of age and older who have been diagnosed with cancer at any time in their lives. All expenses except travel are covered.

Check our Transportation and Housing section for possible travel funding. The application for Epic Experience is available online here:

Many more programs are available on our website in the free vacations and day trips section. If you know of a program not featured, please click here to let us and our readers know about it.

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  1. Epic Experience sounds so great! It can be hard at times. I think getting away and being around other people with similar experiences would do me some good. Thank you for sharing this information!

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