Partnership takes flight to help cancer patients
Having cancer can be a burden, but getting treatment shouldn’t be. That’s why we’re happy to partner with Corporate Angel Network (CAN). CAN is a non-profit organization that helps arrange free flights for cancer patients to specialized treatment facilities. Like other corporate and private CAN partners, we will offer empty seats on the company plane to patients in areas where we routinely fly for business.
“We’re pleased to work with Corporate Angel Network,” said National Grid Aviation Manager, Mike Lawyea. ”It’s a great way to be there for people in our communities while going about a normal day of work. Cancer patients should be able to focus on getting well, not how they’re going to make it to treatment,” he said.
Patients often express gratitude for CAN and its partners. One letter of thanks reads, in part, “Against all odds, I am totally cancer free. I am convinced that Corporate Angel Network made it possible for me to get a level of care not available near my home that was necessary to save my life.”
Since 1981, CAN has arranged more than 48,000 flights with 560 participating corporations. It arranges flights for over 220 patients each month.