Okanagan Foundation supports Hope Air medical care flights

Hope Air is the unique national charity that provides free flights to people who cannot afford the cost of an airline ticket to get to specialized medical care outside their local community.

Hope Air, the unique national charity that provides free flights to people who cannot afford the cost of an airline ticket to get to specialized medical care outside their local communities, has received funding from the Central Okanagan Foundation to expand its free flight services to residents of the region in 2011.

Central Okanagan Foundation is providing funding to Hope Air in 2011 to provide flights to residents of the region, assisting children, single-parent families and people in financial need who must travel long distances to receive either diagnosis or specialized treatment.

“Last year, Hope Air provided over 560 flights related to the Central Okanagan region of British Columbia,” said Dennis Kiffiak, Hope Air’s director of development based in Vancouver.

“In fact, the Kelowna-to-Vancouver route was our busiest route in all of Canada with 473 flights. Fifty per cent of all flights were provided for children.

“The funding provided by the Central Okanagan Foundation is an important element to our commitment to expand free flights to the central B.C. Interior

“We know that there are many residents of the Okanagan Valley who need to get to certain types of health care that does not exist in the local community.

“Support from local organizations like the Central Okanagan Foundation helps Hope Air to overcome the twin barriers of cost and distance that prohibit people from accessing the medical care they need.”

 

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