TORONTO, March 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Aird & Berlis LLP is proud to announce its donation of one million Aeroplan miles to the Air Canada Foundation. The not-for-profit organization, which focuses on the health and well-being of children in need, was launched earlier this week.
As one of the first donors to Air Canada's new Foundation, Aird & Berlis LLP is pleased that its Aeroplan miles donation will be used to provide flights to children so that they can obtain medical care from pediatric hospitals, such as The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
"We are grateful to Aird & Berlis LLP for their generous donation of one million Aeroplan miles to the newly launched Air Canada Foundation," said Priscille LeBlanc, Chairman of the Air Canada Foundation. "These miles will directly benefit the Hospital Transportation Program which uses donated Aeroplan miles to transport ill children and a parent to centers offering medical treatment unavailable in their community."
Through the Air Canada Foundation's Hospital Transportation Program, Aeroplan miles are provided to 15 pediatric hospitals across Canada, enabling sick children to reach the medical care they need. The program runs entirely with the donation of Aeroplan miles.
"At Aird & Berlis LLP, we are committed to making a difference in the communities in which we live and do business," said David Malach, Partner at Aird & Berlis LLP and member of the firm's Executive Committee. "As well, the lawyers and staff at our firm are passionate about being able to help those who are less fortunate, particularly children who are in need. We are delighted to have the opportunity, thanks to Aeroplan and the Air Canada Foundation, to donate our Aeroplan miles and know that they are being used for such a worthy cause."
About Aird & Berlis LLP
Located in the heart of Toronto's Bay Street business district, Aird & Berlis LLP is a prominent Canadian law firm with a well-established local, national and international practice. Our teams of lawyers practice in all principal areas of business law, including corporate commercial, corporate finance, banking, insolvency and restructuring, environmental, intellectual property, litigation, municipal and land use planning, real estate and tax.
We believe that the donation of our skills, expertise and time to support social programs and to act in the public interest is key to being a responsible member of society. Our professionals and support staff regularly contribute time and financial support to dozens of charities and arts organizations. Our lawyers also serve as volunteer board members for hospitals, educational institutions, charitable foundations and other social organizations. For further information, visit www.airdberlis.com.
About the Air Canada Foundation
In celebration of its 75th year and 75 years of community involvement, Air Canada launched the Air Canada Foundation to continue, build on and expand the reach of its community investment initiatives toward improving the lives of children and youth. The Foundation will support core programs, such as The Hospital Transportation Program, which donates Aeroplan miles to 15 pediatric hospitals across Canada so children can travel to obtain medical care unavailable locally. For more information about the Air Canada Foundation, please visit www.aircanada.com/foundation.
Photos of the donation presentation will be available upon request.
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