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CAN Helps Cancer Patients Fly for Free

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The average cost for a private flight on a Gulfstream 500 airplane is $8,640 per hour. The amount a cancer patient spends to fly on a corporate jet through the Corporate Angel Network (CAN) is $0.

Supported by a network that includes 500 of America’s top corporations, six staff members and 30 volunteers, CAN helps cancer patients access free travel across the country by using empty seats on corporate jets. This service greatly reduces the chance of these patients becoming exposed to the harmful germs in public airports and airplanes, and minimizes the financial burden often associated with traveling for treatment.

Approximately 2,500 flights are arranged each year by cross-referencing empty seats on existing private flights with patients who are seeking treatment in the corresponding cities. As of May 2016, CAN has launched more than 50,000 flights for cancer patients and their families.

The NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) commends CAN for making a difference in the lives of these patients and their families. I encourage you to visit if you are interested in donating flights, volunteering or learning more about the eligibility requirements for patients who can benefit from this service.

Always remember, Leadership is a Lifestyle.

Ryan W. Hirsch
Operations Manager, NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT)