In a return to a format from last year, the Corporate Angel Network (CAN) will host its Fund an Angel Reception on the second evening of NBAA-BACE 2022. The reception—one of the most important fundraising events for the organization that arranges transportation for cancer patients aboard business aircraft—will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, at the Garden Terrace of the Hyatt Regency on International Drive in Orlando, Florida.
Once again, CAN is planning to feature a silent auction and is now accepting donations for the fundraiser. In addition, the event offers refreshments and an opportunity to network with members of the industry.
The 2021 event, which moved away from the traditional gala to a reception, raised nearly $500,000 for the organization, a key moment that came while the pandemic continued to take its toll. The event last year kicked off the celebration of its 40th year in service. “Over the last 40 years, the business aviation community has rallied to help more than 66,000 cancer patients access specialized treatment centers,” CAN noted.
In other news, the organization said it inked a partnership this week with GrandView Aviation that will add access to additional flights for cancer patients. Every week, the charter provider will be offering empty leg flights to CAN-participating travelers.