MESA, AZ -- Native Air, a division of air medical services provider Omniflight Helicopters Inc., announces that it has aligned with the Phoenix Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to introduce a new fundraising program entitled Flight for the Cure.
Under the Flight for the Cure program, Native Air will donate $10 for each air medical transport it completes throughout Arizona during the months of December, January, and February to the Phoenix Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Native Air operates 13 helicopter bases and three airplane locations in the state. These bases are located in Mesa, Chandler, Casa Grande, Buckeye, Lake Havasu, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Show Low, Payson, Globe, Kearny and Deer Valley. Native Air employs about 250 from these locations.
"We are very excited about the opportunity to forge this new partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure," says Robert A. Peiser, chairman and chief executive officer at Omniflight. "Many of our employee’s lives and the lives of most Americans have been affected by breast cancer in some way. It certainly does not discriminate which is why we deemed this an important and crucial cause. We believe that giving back to the community is a corporate responsibility and we are pleased that we can make a commitment to this cause and fund raising initiative."
"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," says Allison Levin, manager of special events and volunteers at Susan G. Komen for the Cure. "Seventy-five percent of the funds raised here in Arizona remain locally while the remaining 25 percent goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Programs, so we are pleased when local companies are active in our organization. We are excited about the company’s involvement, and are gratified by its Flight for the Cure program initiative."