This morning a Gulfstream V took off from Westchester County Airport, New York, and in so doing marked the 30th anniversary of the Corporate Angel Network (CAN), the business aviation charity that uses empty seats on business aircraft to fly cancer patients to treatment. On Dec.
Corporate Angel Network
At approximately 3:30 p.m. today, executives from Shell Aviation will present a $5,000 donation check to the Corporate Angel Network (CAN) at Booth No. C10235. The amount represents the value of points donated by members of Shell’s AeroClass pilot loyalty program over the past year.
The Corporate Angel Network (CAN) will once again be the beneficiary of NBAA’s charity benefit dinner/dance, set for tomorrow in the Grand Ballroom of the Bellagio Hotel from 6 to 11 p.m. The organization arranges free flights to treatment for cancer patients in available seats on corporate aircraft. The event will feature dinner, live and silent auctions and a concert by the Beach Boys.
Professional Flight Management (PFM) of White Plains, N.Y., has developed a process that electronically transfers corporate flight schedules from PFM’s flight scheduling software into the Corporate Angel Network (CAN) database.
Corporate Angel Network arranged corporate flights to specialized treatment for a record 3,021 cancer patients last year, a 9-percent increase over the previous high of 2,778 and 21 percent more than in 2009. “This record demonstrates the interest major corporations have in supporting cancer patients through CAN, even during challenging times when flights were being cut back,” said CAN executive director Peter Fleiss.
StandardAero and Corporate Angel Network (CAN) announced that CAN will receive a donation of more than $1,500 in conjunction with the second annual Business Aviation Motorcycle Charity Ride, which will take place after the closing of the current NBAA Convention.
The Wings Club presented a $25,000 donation to the Corporate Angel Network (CAN) at the club’s 67th annual dinner dance on October 23 at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The award was to recognize CAN’s service helping cancer patients fly to treatment centers in empty business aircraft seats. CAN has arranged more than 32,000 free flights for cancer patients.
LimoLink International (Booth No. 2795) announced that the company contributed more than $25,000 worth of chauffeured limousine services to cancer patients flying on aircraft provided via the Corporate Angel Network (CAN). The limousine program began in April last year with a patient transfer from Brooklyn to a corporate flight originating at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.
One of the areas that has felt the pinch in the economic downturn has been corporate philanthropy, as charities find themselves needing to do more with less. The Corporate Angel Network (CAN), the nonprofit organization that arranges free flights for cancer patients to treatment using empty seats on business aircraft, is no exception.
This year’s Greater Washington Aviation Open raised $95,000 for the Corporate Angel Network, the White Plains, N.Y.-based charity that puts cancer patients in unoccupied seats on corporate aircraft for free transportation to and from treatment facilities.