Native Air, an air medical services provider of Omniflight Helicopters, Inc., announced Dec. 1 that it has aligned with the Phoenix Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to introduce a new fund-raising program, Flight for the Cure.
Native Air will donate $10 for each air medical transport it completes throughout Arizona during December through February to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Native Air operates 13 helicopter bases and three airplane locations in the state, one in Payson, and employs about 250 from all locations.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to forge this new partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Many of our employees’ lives and the lives of most Americans have been affected by breast cancer in some way,” said Robert A. Peiser, chairman and chief executive officer at Omniflight. “It certainly does not discriminate, which is why we deemed this an important and crucial cause.”
Allison Levin, manager of special events and volunteers at Susan G. Komen for the Cure said, “We certainly appreciate Omniflight and Native Air’s dedication to this effort and its commitment to finding an innovative fund-raising approach to participating in our fight against breast cancer.”
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cure. More than $1 billion has been invested to fulfill that promise. Of the funds raised here in Arizona, 75 percent remain local, while 25 percent goes to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Programs. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komenphoenix.org.