Partnership takes flight to help cancer patients

National Grid company plane

National Grid company plane at the hangar in Syracuse, NY

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.

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Margaret Ireland

I am so proud that the Company is involved in the Corporate Angel Network. “It is in giving that we receive” – St. Francis of Assisi

Iteaa Brown

I’m pleased to see our organization getting involved with such an important cause.

Marilyn McVane

I was proud to read that National Grid is partnering with the Corporate Angel Network. What a great way for the company to show the signifigance of the words “National Grid Here with You. Here for You.”

Patrick Walsh

My sister took advantage of CAN some years back. I remember, as sick as she was, receiving treatment for her cancer and traveling from Long Island to Rochester,New york several times a month gave her hope and relief from suffering she experienced.


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