Corporate Angel Networkhttp://www.corpangelnetwork.org
Corporate Angel Network is the only charitable organization in the United States whose sole mission is to help cancer patients, bone marrow and stem cell donors/recipients access the best possible treatment for their specific type of cancer by arranging free flights to treatment across the country using empty seats on corporate jets. This not only improves the patients' chances of survival but at the same time, it reduces their emotional stress, physical discomfort and financial burden. Based in White Plains, NY, Corporate Angel Network occupies an office donated by the Westchester County Airport. Part-time volunteers and staff of six work with patients, physicians, corporate flight departments and leading treatment centers to arrange more than 3,000 flights a year. Eligibility to participate in our program is open to all cancer patients, bone marrow donors, and bone marrow recipients who are ambulatory and not in need of medical support while traveling. Eligibility is not based on financial need, and patients may travel as often as necessary. Thanks to the generous cooperation of 500 of America's top corporations, including half of the top 100 in the Fortune 500, Corporate Angel network has coordinated more than 47,000 flights since its founding in 1981. The program offers an obvious and meaningful benefit to cancer patients along with the opportunity for companies with corporate aircraft to provide a wonderful community service by merging business activities with corporate social responsibility.