Contribution Fuels Flights for Cancer Patients, Families Seeking Medical Treatment
LAS VEGAS – In a presentation held at the National Business Aviation Association's (NBAA) Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world's largest civil aviation trade show, Phillips 66® Aviation, hosted a check presentation to Corporate Angel Network (CAN). The $22,000 donation is the result of an advertising program that recognizes and awards four corporate flight departments annually for flying cancer patients to medical treatment.
The award began in 2001 and is co-sponsored by Phillips 66 Aviation (lead sponsor), Safe Flight Instrument Corporation and Business & Commercial Aviation magazine. This year’s recipients of the Corporate Angel Award include Aetna, Caterpillar, Dassault Falcon Jet and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company.
CAN is the only charitable organization in the U.S whose sole mission is to help cancer patients access the best possible medical treatment by arranging free air travel to treatment centers across the country. Phillips 66 Aviation has participated in the program since 2010, donating more than $130,000.
“Phillips 66 Aviation has supported the Corporate Angel Network program since 2010,” said Manager, General Aviation, Greg Hart. “We continue to stand behind Corporate Angel Network’s mission to provide flight assistance to those seeking cancer treatments, and are proud to say we support this incredibly worthy program.”
Working in conjunction with corporate flight departments, CAN arranges approximately 225 patient flights each month. More than 49,000 flights have been coordinated by CAN since its inception in 1981.
“The generosity of companies like Phillips 66 Aviation, Safe Flight Instrument Corporation and BCA magazine has helped our organization continue to coordinate flights for cancer patients so they can access the best possible treatment for their specific type of cancer, no matter where in the United States that may be,” said Corporate Angel Network’s Executive Director Emeritus, Peter H. Fleiss. “The Corporate Angel Award Program not only recognizes the generosity of business aviation, but the resulting financial donations are extremely helpful in our ability to provide this service.”
For more information about the Corporate Angel Network visit corpangelnetwork.org.