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Bizav community raises over $220,000 for charity
November 5, 2010
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  • By WINGS Staff

    October 26, 2010

    Atlanta, GA – More than $220,000 was raised at theNBAA/CAN Charity Benefit at the Association’s 63rd Annual Meeting & Conventionin Atlanta, GA, with the proceeds going to Corporate Angel Network (CAN).

    CAN’s mission is to ease the emotional stress, physicaldiscomfort and financial burden of travel for cancer patients by arranging freeflights to treatment centres.

    “The business aviation community has a longtradition of supporting worthy causes, and the industry did so again at thisyear’s benefit,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “Our thanks toeveryone who attended our benefit, and whose generosity will help CAN continueits life-saving work.”

    Based in White Plains, NY, CAN’s sole mission is to easethe emotional stress, physical discomfort and financial burden of travel forcancer patients by arranging free flights to treatment centres, using the emptyseats on business aircraft. The NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit is an annual event,held during the Association’s Convention to raise money for CAN through liveand silent auctions.

    “So many people’s lives are touched by cancer,”CAN Executive Director Peter Fleiss said. “For nearly thirty years, thebusiness aviation community has stepped up to help, and now flies between 250and 300 cancer patients a month to specialised and critical treatment. Onbehalf of these patients, we at Corporate Angel Network thank you all.”

    Date: 2010-10-26