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NBAA Soiree Raises $380,000 to Support CAN
October 29, 2014 - The NBAA Soiree charity dinner in Orlando last week raised $380,000 to help support the work of the Corporate Angel Network. CAN matches cancer patients in need of travel to medical centers of excellence for advanced treatment with an otherwise empty seat in corporate airplanes.
The Soiree, which took place the evening of the second day of NBAA’s annual convention on October 24, featured a live auction and silent auction, plus a performance by Three Dog Night.
The evening opened with a special video featuring 6-year-old Malcolm Thornock who had been able to travel on corporate airplanes with his parents from their home in Ames, Iowa, to New York for highly specialized treatment of his stage four neuroblastoma cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. After the video young Malcolm and his mother appeared on stage to the delight of the audience.
Companies can contact CAN offices to register trips so that available seats on the airplane may be matched with a cancer patient needing to travel for treatment. Flight departments that use Fltplan.com to file their flight plans can also enroll to have their trips automatically compared to cancer patients in need of travel. You can learn more about CAN's valuable work at CorpAngelNetwork.org.