For the last twenty years Corporate Angel Network (CAN), a non-profit organization founded in 1981 and based in Westchester, N.Y., has matched cancer patients and their families with major corporations who are willing to donated empty seats on their private planes.

Patients and their families who need to travel to distant locations for their treatments can contact CAN to see if they can be matched to a plane with available seats going to their destination city.

Can receives over 5,000 requests for flights each year and have already arranged over 25,000 flights.

If you are need of their services you should call the Corporate Angel Network Toll-Free Patient Line at (866) 328-1313 to register within three weeks of a specific appointment at a recognized cancer treatment center; or email them and provide a phone number where you can be reached.

Joel T Nowak MA, MSW