CAN Breaks Own Record, Sets New Milestone
Corporate Angel Network (CAN) last month broke its own record for the number of cancer patients flown to treatment, with a total of 217 patients transported in July, up from the previous record of 210, set in October 2003. The national public charity that provides free air transportation for cancer patients traveling to treatment by using the empty seats on corporate jets set another milestone within a few days -- flying its 19,000th cancer patient, a 39-year-old woman with thyroid cancer, to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for specialized treatment. "We have been able to help more patients so far this year than ever before," said Peter Fleiss of Corporate Angel Network, "thanks to the generosity of our participating corporations, the fortitude and enthusiasm of our hard-working volunteers, and the help of our friends in the aviation industry. We salute and thank them all for their outstanding support."