45,000 Cancer Patients Have Been Flown To Their Life Saving Treatment Centers.


New York (AirGuide Features - Inside Air Travel) Fri, May 2, 2014 - Westchester County Airport (HPN) was the departure point at 8AM on the 24th of April 2014, for the 45,000th cancer patient flight arranged by the staff and volunteers of the Corporate Angel Network, (CAN). Todd Blake, a 22 year old Hodgkinas Lymphoma patient for the past five years, and his mother Nancy, were headed home to Jacksonville Beach, Florida via Orlando Executive on board New York City-based Bank of New York -Mellonas corporate jet. In addition there were six BNY -Mellon passengers traveling to Orlando on a clear, but chilly, spring morning. Todd has been valiantly fighting his cancer with chemotherapy, radiation and two stem cell transplants at a number of the countryas major treatment centers since he was 17. He is now in a clinical trial at Columbia University Center for Lymphoid Malignancies and he will be traveling between Florida and New York every week for treatment for the next few months. Hopefully CAN will be able to help him with his arduous travel schedule. aBNY -Mellon has been flying CAN patients for more than three decades at least once a month and weave been able to witness first-hand that this service improves patientsa chances of survival, as well as reduces their emotional stress, physical discomfort and financial burden,a stated BNY...

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