Over Three Thousand Transported To And From Medical Facilities
At No Charge
Corporate Angel Network arranged corporate flights to
specialized treatment for 3,021 cancer patients in 2010, a 9
percent increase over the previous record of 2,778 and a 21 percent
increase over 2009 patient flights.
Dr. Brian Kushner, a world renowned oncologist specializing in
Neuroblastoma at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York
City sent CAN the following congratulatory note upon learning of
the record year: "I see so many patients (all children) at
the treatment center who are benefiting hugely from this
service. Thank you!"
In September, Corporate Angel celebrated another milestone when
it transported its 35,000th cancer patient since the charity was
founded in 1981. It's now flown more than 36,000
The 35,000th flight carried William Relyea, 16 months, and his
mother from Westchester County airport to his home in Syracuse,
NY. William had been receiving treatment for Neuroblastoma at
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
"These records demonstrate the interest major corporations have
in supporting cancer patients through CAN, even during challenging
times when flights were being cut back," said Peter Fleiss,
Executive Director. "It's because of the generosity of our
participating corporations that we are able to help so
Since its founding 30 years ago, Corporate Angel has grown to
include 530 participating corporations, six paid staff, and a team
of 50 part-time volunteers who work with patients, physicians,
corporate flight departments, and leading treatment centers to
coordinate the medical travel needs of cancer patients with the
flight activity of participating corporations. CAN typically
flies between 250 and 300 patients to treatment each month.