Alexis had the Chance

to Explore

“You’ve helped me realize that even though

I have cancer, I need to take time for myself,

take time to see new things, and take the time to help others!”

Alexis had the Chance to Explore

“You’ve helped me realize that even though I have cancer, I need to take time for myself, take time to see new things, and take the time to help others!”

Our Cancer Journey

Alexis, age 37, has been battling Chronic Myeloid Leukemia for ten years. She shared with us, “At first I was in denial and I refused to believe I was sick. I stopped going to my oncologist. I refused to take my medication. I felt like life was over.”

“Over the past ten years, I’ve been hospitalized and taken more medications than I can count. My biggest supporters through all of this have been my sister and my mom. If it wasn’t for them to keep me grounded, I don’t know if I would be here.” Her nominating team at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York told us, “Alexis is a thoughtful, kind, and incredibly adherent to her treatment which has been grueling over the last ten years. She deserves this getaway.”

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Our Break From Cancer

Alexis and her caregiver, her mom, had the chance to take a break from cancer in Baltimore, MD! They stayed in the Inner Harbor and had a fabulous time exploring the city together and enjoying each other’s company. Alexis told us, “(this respite experience) truly changed my whole outlook on life. We visited the most incredible local museums and restaurants, explored lighthouses, and learned so much about the city’s early history. I got to reconnect with my mom and explore our relationship on how my being sick has impacted her life, and how we would move forward once we returned home.”

“FPS has helped me so much and I truly appreciate everything this organization has done for me. You’ve helped me realize that even though I have cancer, I need to take time for myself, take time to see new things, and take the time to help others!”

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Our Stories

Our Travelers take a break from what life with cancer has become with doctor visits, surgery, tests and treatment. Through a unique gift of time together, they create priceless magical, memorable moments, experience immeasurable joy amidst devastating crisis, confront cancer hardships together and find emotional healing, hope and happiness during an uncertain and tumultuous time.

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Give A Break From Cancer

Every donation helps. Give the gift of a a break from cancer by making a monthly or single donation to our program. Learn more about our donation options and other ways you can help.