Funds Fuel Cancer Patient Flights to Treatment in Empty Seats of Corporate Jets
ORLANDO, Fla. – Phillips 66® Aviation hosted a check presentation on November 1st at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) to benefit Corporate Angel Network. The $22,000 donation will support the nonprofit organization’s sole mission – to arrange free transportation to medical treatment for cancer patients and their families utilizing donated seats on corporate aircraft.
The $22,000 donation is the result of an advertising program that recognizes and awards four corporate flight departments for their above-and-beyond participation in CAN’s program. This year’s Corporate Angel Award recipients are Eli Lilly, General Dynamics, Nationwide Insurance and The Walsh Group who combined flew more than 170 flights since joining Corporate Angel Network. The award is co-sponsored by Phillips 66 Aviation (lead sponsor), Safe Flight Instrument Corporation and Business & Commercial Aviation magazine.
"Phillips 66 Aviation is proud to support Corporate Angel Network and the tremendous work they do in providing free flights to cancer patients and their families to and from medical facilities around the nation," said R.G. (Greg) Still, Manager, General Aviation. "It’s our hope that by alleviating the stress and financial burden of transportation, parents and patients will focus on only one thing – getting healthy."
Working in conjunction with corporate flight departments, Corporate Angel Network arranges approximately 225 patient flights each month. In April of this year, the organization announced a milestone when one-year old Baron Yerby became the 50,000th patient to be flown since the network was founded 35 years ago.
"On behalf of Corporate Angel Network, I want to thank our supporters including Phillips 66 Aviation, Safe Flight Instrument Corporation and Business & Commercial Aviation magazine," said Gina A. Russo, Corporate Angel Network’s Executive Director. "The generosity of business aviation coupled with financial donations has allowed our organization to make a difference in the lives of thousands of families, hopefully making a challenging time that much easier."
For more information about the Corporate Angel Network visit corpangelnetwork.org.
For more information about Phillips 66 Aviation, visit phillips66aviation.com.