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Apply to Fly with Us

Applications closed on April 15, 2024.

Now Accepting Applications!

Dream Vacations Applications close on Month Day, Year at X:00

The Lisa Marzullo Fly Again Foundation, established in 2021 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to infusing hope into the lives of young adults facing the challenges of breast cancer. Through our Dream Vacation program, we offer individuals the opportunity to "Fly Again" by experiencing a transformative getaway. It's our mission to provide these moments of respite and joy to those navigating the complexities of breast cancer treatment and recovery.


We operate solely on the kindness and generosity of our donors, as we do not receive any state or federal funding. It is through the support of our compassionate community that we are able to fulfill Dream Vacation requests and make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.


How to Apply

We might not be as efficient as Global Entry, but we’ve simplified the process to apply for a Dream Vacation. Follow these steps to submit your application:

Prepare Your Documents

 Before you begin the application process, gather the necessary documents, including your personal information, medical records verifying your breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, and any supporting documents you wish to include, such as a personal letter or video message.

Craft Your Dream Vacation Letter

Share your story and express why a Dream Vacation is meaningful to you. Describe your breast cancer journey, your aspirations for the Dream Vacation, and why it's unique and important to you.

Optional: Submit a Video or Audio Message

If you choose, you can supplement your application with a video or audio message. Use this opportunity to further convey your enthusiasm for the Dream Vacation experience and share any additional insights you feel are important

Submit Your Application!

Once you've completed the application form and prepared all necessary documents, submit your application through our online portal. You'll receive a confirmation email upon successful submission.

Begin Your Application Today

All Aboard for Review

We take our application reviews seriously, aiming for equity in every assessment. Our dedicated Review Board meticulously sifts through each submission. While our ultimate goal is to grant Dream Vacations to all applicants, for now, we're committed to doing our best for each deserving individual.



Make sure to include your application, photo, personal letter, proof of annual income, and video. Ensure all required fields are filled accurately.



Our Review Board dives into the unique breast cancer journey of each application. We assess not only their embodiment of Lisa Marzullo’s spirit, but also the fervent passion they convey for the Dream Vacation experience.


Announce Grant Recipient

Our favorite part! Upon selection, we will notify the grant recipient via email and work closely to refine the specifics of your tailor-made escape, valued at up to $15,000.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

If you have further questions or need assistance, please reach out to us at

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for our grant program, applicants must fulfill our Dream Vacation Pre-Check criteria, including:

  • Age: Between 18 to 40 years old at the time of application.

  • Breast Cancer Treatment: Currently undergoing treatment or completed treatment within the past 6 months, including chemotherapy, radiation, or mastectomy. The Dream Vacation request must come from the adult diagnosed with breast cancer who is seeking or has completed treatment. 

  • Communication Ability: Must be able to communicate the Dream Vacation request and participate in the experience.

  • Residency: Must be a US citizen residing in the contiguous United States, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.

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