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Free Flights for Cancer Patients on Corporate Jets

Many cancer patients are not geographically-situated near the cancer care centers that offer them the best chances of recovery or survival. This is one of the many reasons why Corporate Angel Network (CAN), a non-profit organization, was founded with the mission “to help cancer patients access the best possible treatment for their specific type of cancer by arranging free travel to treatment across the country using empty seats on corporate jets.”

This type of travel is especially beneficial to those cancer sufferers who are immunocompromised, allowing them to travel with fewer fellow passengers, as well as on an aircraft that may be much cleaner than a commercial jet. In addition to the benefits of free travel on a well-appointed jet to their treatment centers, patients also have the opportunity to bring their families along for moral support.

Susan Prockop, MD
Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplants: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center