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Dream Vacation Applications close April 15, 2024 11:59pm EST



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The Lisa Marzullo Fly Again Foundation is a 501(c)(3) founded in 2021 that aims to instill much needed hope into young adults battling breast cancer with a chance to Fly Again with a Dream Vacation. We receive no state or federal funding, relying instead on the generosity of our donors to fulfill Dream Vacation requests. 

Who is eligible for a Dream Vacation?

  • The Dream Vacation Applicant must be between the ages of 18 to 40 at the time of application submission. 

  • The Dream Vacation Applicant must be actively undergoing breast cancer treatment or has gone through treatment within the past 6 months at the time of application submission. Treatment includes, but is not limited to, chemotherapy, radiation, mastectomy. 

  • The Dream Vacation request must come from the adult diagnosed with breast cancer who is seeking or has completed treatment. 

  • The Dream Vacation Applicant must be able to communicate the Dream Vacation and comprehend/participate in the Dream Vacation experience. 


What is a Dream Vacation? 

  • A Dream Vacation is a grant given by the Lisa Marzullo Fly Again Foundation for a young adult battling breast cancer and a travel companion of their choice. 

  • Typically, we cover air transportation (economy class only), accommodations (one hotel room/family room only), and travel insurance. 

  • The maximum dollar value of the Dream Vacation, if granted, is up to the sole and absolute discretion of the Lisa Marzullo Fly Again Foundation, but is typically $15,000. 

  • Please also read what Dream Vacations we are unable to grant on page 2 of this application. 


Do I need to be actively having breast cancer treatment to receive a Dream Vacation? 

  • No. But you do need to have been through treatment within the past six months. Treatment includes, but is not limited to, chemotherapy, radiation, mastectomy. 

Does it matter where I live in order to get a Dream Vacation fulfilled? 

  • You have to live within the contiguous United States, Hawaii, Alaska or Puerto Rico.

  • You need to be a US citizen, and need to currently reside in the United States or Puerto Rico. 


What should I include in my application letter? 

  • We want to know what “Fly Again” means to you, and we want to hear about your breast cancer story and battle, including your courageous spirit. 

  • We also want to learn about you, your Dream Vacation request, who you want to travel with and why. We want to know why your Dream Vacation is important and unique to you. Help us understand how this Dream Vacation would make an impact for you. The more detail you can offer, the better. 


What format should the video (or audio message) be in?

  • Accepted formats are AVI, MPEG, MPG, MPE, MP4, MKV, WebM, MOV, OGV, VOB, M4V, 3GP, DivX, XVID, MXF, WMV, M1V, FLV, M2TS. 

  • Upload file size limit is 15MB. 


Is there a particular time that I can request my Dream Vacation?

  • When making your Dream Vacation request, please keep in mind that we require at least four (4) months of planning from the time of selection to fulfill your Dream Vacation. Therefore, we are unable to fulfill any requests for travel that begin before October 2024. This is due to the travel industry being strained and because each Dream Vacation is personally customized. 


How long does it take until I get my Dream Vacation? 

  • We plan to notify the Dream Vacation Recipient by summer 2024. After that, verification, including a background check, will take anywhere from a few days to several months, depending on the response time of your medical team/doctor. 

  • After an introduction call with our travel agent and team, we will begin working on the Dream Vacation request. Please allow at least four months of planning, including arranging air travel. This is due to the travel industry being strained and because each Dream Vacation is customized. 

  • While we will do our best to start working on your Dream Vacation as soon as possible, we cannot rush your request for reasons other than medical necessity.


What do I need to be able to travel? 

  • You need a major credit card or debit card with enough funds to cover expenses such as meals and ground transportation, as well as the unforeseen cost associated with a hospital stay and getting home in case of an emergency. 

  • If your Dream Vacation request includes a hotel stay, you will need a credit card at check-in to cover incidentals. If using a debit card for hotel check-in please be aware that a hold will be put on the card from the hotel. Often the blocked funds will not be released until about a week after your stay.

  • You need a valid government issued picture ID. 

  • You will need a valid passport if traveling out of the U.S. 

  • Your doctor needs to approve your travel. We may reach out to your doctor to best assess your medical needs and make sure that you are cleared for travel. 

How is my application reviewed and judged?

  • We understand that a lot of time goes into applying and it can be emotionally taxing. The Lisa Marzullo Fly Again Foundation Review Board takes their job very seriously. Applications are read carefully and thoughtfully. 

  • What our Review Board looks for in applications is a spirit that closely aligns with our namesake and inspiration, Lisa Marzullo. We also consider the passion behind your wanting a Dream Vacation in your personal letter and video. Additionally, we take into account financial need. 


Who can be part of my Dream Vacation? 

  • The Dream Vacation will be for the Dream Vacation Applicant and the Applicant’s one Travel Companion. 

  • The Travel Companion must be physically able to travel. 

  • If the Travel Companion is under the age of 18, then the Applicant must be the parent or legal guardian. 

  • Any additional people would be responsible for their own trip planning/cost.


What is included in a travel Dream Vacation? 

  • Typically, we cover air transportation (economy class only) as well as accommodations (one hotel room/family room only). 

  • A limited number of excursions. 

  • Ground transportation to and from the airport. 

  • A travel stipend for meals and entertainment to be used at the applicant’s discretion. ● Travel insurance. 

  • We provide travel based on your location and at our discretion. 

  • The maximum dollar value of the Dream Vacation, if granted, is up to the sole and absolute discretion of the Lisa Marzullo Fly Again Foundation, but is typically $15,000.


Why do you need my tax information? I do not file taxes, can I still apply? What’s the income limit to qualify? 

  • While financial need isn’t a main criteria for selection, it is a consideration. We look at the taxable income, take into consideration how many people live in the household, geographic location, and also review if the personal letter talks about financial hardship. 

  • We are requesting your tax information in order to verify your income. 

  • If you don’t file taxes, just let us know about it and if you can, include an SSI, disability statement or a bank statement. 

  • If you have further questions, please reach out to us at


Why do you need my medical information?

  • We want to ensure the applicant meets the requirements for a Dream Vacation, in addition to being able to travel safely.


What if I have special medical needs? 

  • We are unable to assist with medical needs, such as ambulance transportation, oxygen, medical equipment, nurses and aides, dialysis, etc.

  • We are unable to arrange or provide hospice care away from home, dialysis treatments, or arrange for your oxygen needs. 

  • Should you have a medical emergency during your Dream Vacation, we are unable to assist in any way. 

Filling out the application: 

  • Anyone can fill out the application, but we need to make sure that this is the patient’s Dream Vacation, not someone else’s for the patient. 

  • Anyone can write the Dream Vacation letter, as long as it reflects the patient’s Dream Vacation.

  • The applicant has to be able to communicate his/her/their Dream Vacation, so if a patient is unconscious or unresponsive, we are not able to help. 

  • The original application has to be submitted online via 

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