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PAL renews support for Air Daffodil

From L-R: Stephen Dinn, VP, Business Development, PAL Airlines, Leslie Hopkins, Community Outreach and Communications Manager, PAL Airlines, Al Pelley, VP of Philanthropy, Canadian Cancer Society, Sarah Neil, Revenue Development Coordinator, Canadian Cancer Society.
From L-R: Stephen Dinn, VP, Business Development, PAL Airlines, Leslie Hopkins, Community Outreach and Communications Manager, PAL Airlines, Al Pelley, VP of Philanthropy, Canadian Cancer Society, Sarah Neil, Revenue Development Coordinator, Canadian Cancer Society.

Two years ago, the Canadian Cancer Society officially launched a program to support cancer patients in Labrador who have to travel outside the region for cancer care. 

The “Air Daffodil” program was introduced to help alleviate the overwhelming financial burden associated with travel costs out of Labrador.

Matthew Piercey, CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society-NL said that the need for this important support program has been clearly demonstrated.

“Since the implementation of this program in 2015, The Canadian Cancer Society has provided 385 one way flights supporting 193 clients from all parts of Labrador.  We are very grateful to PAL Airlines and Innu Mikun Airlines for recognizing the good that this program is doing for cancer patients in Labrador by extending their support,” says Piercey.

The airline offers free flights and discounted airfares to the Society’s “Air Daffodil” initiative.

“Sponsorship of our support programs is integral to their success.  We are also most thankful to individuals businesses, service organizations and others in Labrador for stepping up and taking ownership of this program through financial donations and fundraising activities,” Piercey said.

“We are proud to partner with the Canadian Cancer Society (NL) to support the Air Daffodil program,” said Stephen Dinn, Vice President of Business Development for PAL Airlines and Innu Mikun Airlines. “Our goal with this initiative is to reduce the stress on patients and their families who are required to travel for their cancer treatment.”

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