CALGARY, May 17, 2016 /CNW/ - AirSprint Inc., proudly supports the Canadian Cancer Society with a $15,000 donation following a cross-Canada "Cocktails & Jets" event tour. The tour included events in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal from May 2-13, 2016 to launch two new aircraft to the AirSprint fleet, the Embraer Legacy 450 and Cessna Citation CJ3+. Following completion of the tour in Montreal, AirSprint made the donation to this incredible cause on behalf of each guest that attended the events across Canada.
"Cancer is a disease that has affected most people either directly or indirectly. Within the AirSprint family, there are many examples where we have been personally affected by this disease and we are committed to support the fight for a cure," said James Elian, President and COO of AirSprint. "It is important for us to give back to our communities, and whenever possible, we are proud to align our fundraising efforts to the incredible work of the Canadian Cancer Society in our local communities and across the country."
Since 2013, AirSprint has supported cancer research through a dedicated multi-year Society Catalyst Fund and a number of fundraising initiatives, including Daffodil Month, the Ride to Conquer Cancer, sponsorship of various golf tournaments and donations generated at AirSprint corporate events. Through these various programs, AirSprint has donated over $150,000 towards cancer research. This year, AirSprint has teams in Calgary and Toronto that will be taking part in The Ride to Conquer Cancer later this summer. AirSprint's goal is to raise $40,000 for this tremendous cause, and we are proud to report that our teams are off to a great start having already raised over $24,000!
"The Canadian Cancer Society is proud to partner with AirSprint and be part of this exciting "Cocktails & Jets" event series. Their generous donation will fund leading-edge cancer research, as well as caring support services and programs for people living with cancer. Partners like AirSprint are instrumental in helping us change cancer from something Canadians fear to something we live well beyond, or never get in the first place," said Jessica Dirom, Senior Director, Fundraising, at the Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta/NWT Division.
AirSprint is a privately held company based in Calgary, AB and maintains the largest fractional fleet of private aircraft in Canada including the Cessna Citation XL/XLS, Citation CJ2+, and the recently added Citation CJ3+ and Embraer Legacy 450. The company serves Fractional Owners coast-to-coast including in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and the Maritimes.
AirSprint provides successful Canadians with a better choice for optimizing their time by enhancing the private jet ownership experience with industry leading safety standards, exceptional turnkey service, and increased flexibility, all at a fraction of the cost, and personalized for their individual travel needs. For more information, please visit www.AirSprint.com.
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