600The Children’s Flight of Hope 2017 Annual Report has just been released, revealing another year of tremendous growth and support in its mission to provide air transportation for children to access specialized medical care. Causey Aviation is proud to support this mission. Download the full report here.
The Bottom Line is Hope
In 2017, Children’s Flight of Hope offered 854 flights, allowing 239 children to receive care at 54 medical facilities to treat 82 unique diagnoses. The increase was possible due to expanded aviation partnerships and programs, which reduced the average flight cost to a new low of $304.83.
2017 was also the first full year of CFOH’s partnership with American Airlines, which allowed resources to serve more families around the country and expand internationally, helping families in 25 countries access health care in the US. CFOH is the only nonprofit that offers both commercial and private flights.
Board President Rick Gardner reflected on the positive impact CFOH has on the families they serve:
“These families are dealing with a new reality focused solely on saving, prolonging, or enhancing the quality of their child’s life. But thanks to Children’s Flight of Hope, they don’t have to face it alone.”
Giving The Gift of Hope Through Flight
Children’s Flight of Hope is an independently funded nonprofit, with no government funding or insurance reimbursement, which means every dollar makes a difference, whether it comes from their generous “Donor Crew” of individuals and corporations, or fundraising events like the Wheels Up Party & CFOH Golf Classic, Triangle Hops for Hope, and A Vintage Affair.
While 2017 was a remarkable year for Children's Flight of Hope, funding was still not sufficient to help every child in need. CFOH, CEO Haley Transou Terry has an eye to future growth in 2018:
“We want to do more. It is our strategic goal to fly every qualified family that comes to us in need of access to medical care that will save, prolong, or dramatically improve the quality of their child’s life. Hope is a gift. We can all choose to have it, but most importantly, we can choose to give it.”
When life-changing treatment is available to help a sick child, nothing should stop them from reaching it. Unfortunately for many families, the specialized medical care their child's needs is located far from home, and the cost and logistics of air travel keep treatment out of reach.
You can help these families by joining Vector AeroMedical and Causey Aviation in supporting Children's Flight of Hope, a North Carolina-based nonprofit that provides free air transportation for children to access specialized medical care. Donate to Children's Flight of Hope to provide a flight for a child to access treatment and give HOPE to a family when they need it most. Together we can do more.
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About Children's Flight of Hope:
As an independently funded 501(c)(3) organization, Children's Flight of Hope would not be able to support the hundreds of families that depend on their services without donors like YOU and our aviation partners like Causey Aviation and Vector AeroMedical. Find out more about the great works of Children’s Flight of Hope and how you can help by visiting their website and Facebook page.