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Corporate Angel Network Marks 30th Anniversary This Week

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December 21, 2011 – Thursday, December 22, marks the 30th anniversary of the first flight of the Corporate Angel Network (CAN) - an organization that places cancer patients in unused seats aboard regularly scheduled corporate flights so they can get to and from treatment in far-off locations. CAN, which has flown nearly 40,000 patients, is based at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York.

On December 22, 1981, CAN Co-Founder Leonard Greene was PIC on that first flight, transporting a 16-year-old boy home to Detroit for Christmas after his treatment in New York City. Greene, who also founded Safe Flight Instrument Corporation, was an aviation industry pioneer and is an inductee in the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

His son and CAN chairman, Randall Greene, stated, “This continuing service to cancer patients comes in spite of a recent downturn in business fortunes. It is wonderful testimony to the more than 550 corporations who offer their resources for the public good.”

Among the many awards received by the Corporate Angel Network is the Volunteer Action Award from the president of the United States. To learn more, click here.

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