Active aging is healthy aging

Research has proven that the more you exercise the better, and longer, your life will be. No matter what age you start your exercise program, you will benefit from the physical activity. Just moving for 30 to 60 minutes three to five times a week boosts your health by…

· Lowering your stroke risk.

· Protecting against osteoporosis.

· Increasing your metabolic rate.

· Preventing, and even reducing, high blood pressure.

· Alleviating depression.

· Reducing your cancer risk.

· Lowering your blood sugar.

· Reducing your risk of falls.

An easy way to have some fun and get some exercise too is to register for Baltimore County Department of Aging’s ninth annual “Get Ready! Get Set! Get Fit! 5K Run-Walk / 1 Mile Walk” on Sunday, September 20, 2015. This family-friendly event will be held at the CCBC Essex campus, conveniently located near I95 and I695 off of Rossville Boulevard. You can run or walk the 5-kilometer or 1-mile course at your own pace. Your wallet might get some exercise too if you win the “Fitness Pays” Grand Door Prize Drawing of $500, courtesy of Walgreens (must be present to win). Proceeds from the event support BCDA’s programs for seniors.

Every moment spent exercising is time well spent. If you don’t know how to get started exercising, and you are over 60 years of age, the Baltimore County Department of Aging provides wonderful opportunities to engage in fitness and wellness activities. To explore these options, visit

For more information on the “Get Ready! Get Set! Get Fit! 5K Run-Walk/1 Mile Walk” or senior center fitness programming, call 410-887-2040 or visit To register for the Run/Walk, visit

Amelia Boynton remembered as the ‘Rosa Parks’ of Selma Movement

— Amelia Boynton Robinson, who died Wednesday in Montgomery, Ala. at the age of 104, is being praised as the ‘Rosa Parks’ of the Selma voting rights movement.

Mrs. Boynton, as she was known throughout the movement, had been hospitalized since suffering a stroke in July. She was a courageous voting rights crusader who was brutally beaten on “Bloody Sunday” on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the first leg of the Selma to Montgomery, Ala. March that provided the impetus for passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965, which was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

She and her late husband, Sam Boynton, opened their home to Atlanta-based voting rights organizers representing the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. also conducted many of his strategy sessions in the Boynton home.

“Dr. Boynton was the straw that stirred the drink. She was a major catalyst in the Selma to the Montgomery march,” said Charles Steele, Jr., president and CEO of SCLC, the organization co-founded by Dr. King. “She helped start and more importantly, bring attention to ‘Bloody Sunday’ and her strength, courage and tenacity helped make Selma the historical icon that we know today. Dr. Boynton was to Selma what Rosa Parks was to Montgomery,” a reference to the African American seamstress whose refusal to give up her seat to a White patron ignited the 1955 Montgomery, Ala. Bus Boycott that propelled King to national fame.

President Barack Obama, who was with the wheelchair-bound Boynton in March to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March, also praised the civil rights warrior.

“Fifty years ago, she marched in Selma, and the quiet heroism of those marchers helped pave the way for the landmark Voting Rights Act,” he said in a statement. “But for the rest of her life, she kept marching – to make sure the law was upheld, and barriers to the polls torn down. And America is so fortunate she did.”

Obama added, “To honor the legacy of an American hero like Amelia Boynton requires only that we follow her example – that all of us fight to protect everyone’s right to vote.”

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), whose skull was cracked in Selma on “Bloody Sunday,” said: “This nation has lost a crusader, a warrior, and a fighter for justice. She was one of the most dependable, reliable leaders to stand up for the right to vote in Selma, Alabama and in the American South.”

He continued, “Amelia Boynton was fearless in the face of brutal injustice, willing to risk all she had on the frontlines of change in America. She was arrested, shoved and pushed in front of the Dallas County courthouse by sheriff Jim Clark. She was knocked down on Bloody Sunday on March 7, 1965, on the Edmund Pettus Bridge as 600 of us attempted to march to Montgomery to dramatize the dire need for voting rights legislation in this country.”

Ask Alma: Unwanted photos of my ex-husband

Dear Alma

I recently decided to digitize my old photos and ran across a ton of family pictures of my first husband as a baby and while he was growing up, along with his family. We had a short marriage and divorced after only two years. My first husband and I didn’t have any children together, so I haven’t been in contact with him over the years. I wasn’t very close to his family, either. When we came home from college together, I didn’t pass the paper bag test (if you know what I mean) but that’s another question for another day.

During our marriage, I never quite measured up when it came to his mother and she let me know it at every opportunity she could. He was the only son and truly devoted to his parents. I’m very happily remarried now and have been for over 20 years. I’m not sure if he’s remarried and I don’t really have any interest in contacting him. Sometimes people can misread your intentions and I don’t want this to be the case. But what I do want to do is forward this box of pictures to his parents. I’ve checked and confirmed their home address. My plan is to send the box without a return address, so that way they won’t feel obligated to get in touch with me. But if I do, they might not even know where the box came from. I definitely don’t want to throw them away. I know it would be a wonderful surprise for them to receive them. What do you think Alma, how can I return these photographs incognito?

Name withheld

Take a step back, Detective Benson, I think you’ve added more Law & Order than what’s necessary to complete this pursuit. Don’t get it twisted on your end. This is a very thoughtful act on your part and that’s all it is. Just let that be. Without rereading the entire map of your first marriage misfortunes, I’d venture to say you have legitimate reasons for anticipating the worst of the worst and, you could be right. But you also could be wrong. You said you’ve gone on with your life. You’re happily remarried, totally and unequivocally uninterested in line dancing with your ex-husband’s family foolishness. Ok, I get it. But I think you’re moving way ahead of yourself here. We’re talking returning old pictures. You aren’t inviting them to attend your granddaughter’s graduation celebration.

It’s not what you have in your hand but what you have in your heart that lays the groundwork for this task of thoughtfulness. I applaud you for not holding a grudge towards your ex-husband and his family. If you’ve got the right attitude and you’re sending the pictures with the best of intentions, there’s no need to expect discord, disharmony or discontent.

Yes, absolutely add a note that says: Hello, I recently ran across these photographs and just knew I had to return them to your family. All the best blessings to you and yours. Signed, you.

There’s no room or need for a suggestion of follow up in those words. Once you’ve sent the pictures, it out of your hands. You can’t control their reaction, you can only control your response. So stop worrying about it. If they follow up with foolishness – as they say in Brooklyn, just FagetAboutIt!

Although I’ve gotta say, I don’t think they will. Time has passed, wounds have healed, and old ways have changed. Send the box, with the note, I can tell your heart is in the right place. By the way, I don’t think the post office will let you send letters or packages without a return address. But I am certain that you can come up with someone’s return address.

All the best of blessings to you and yours.

Signed, Alma

Alma Gill’s newsroom experience spans more than 25 years, including various roles at USA Today, Newsday and the Washington Post. Email questions to: Follow her on Facebook at “Ask Alma” and twitter @almaaskalma.

Comptroller Peter Franchot encourages enrollment in College Savings Plans of Maryland

Comptroller Peter Franchot joined the College Savings Plans of Maryland on a visit to the Annapolis Regional Library to stress the significant financial benefits and tax advantages of utilizing college savings accounts. As students head back to school this week, the Comptroller encouraged families to save in one or both of the State of Maryland’s two 529 college savings plans: the Maryland Prepaid College Trust and the Maryland College Investment Plan.

Franchot, who serves as a member of the College Savings Plans of Maryland Board, highlighted the importance of establishing a college savings strategy to reduce or even eliminate the need to borrow money in the future to pay for higher education expenses. The rising cost of a college education has sparked the need for families to start saving early and Maryland’s two 529 plans can be a great option to ultimately lower the burden of student loan debt, which has ballooned to exceed 1.2 trillion nationally.

“In today’s knowledge-based economy, a college education has become an increasingly important to future success,” said Comptroller Franchot. “For years, the College Savings Plans of Maryland has played a vital role in helping families attain higher education with significant tax advantages. With the increasing cost of tuition, now is the best time for parents to begin saving for future education expenses by enrolling in one of Maryland’s 529 Plans.”

Treasurer Nancy Kopp, who chairs the College Savings Plans Board added, “CSPM is committed to making a college education attainable by providing all of Maryland’s families with affordable ways to save for college. Our plans are structured to offer many flexible savings choices that optimally help families to cut the cost of college in half by saving versus borrowing.”

The College Savings Plans of Maryland offers two 529 college savings plans, the Maryland Prepaid College Trust and the Maryland College Investment Plan. The Maryland Prepaid College Trust gives families an opportunity to lock in tomorrow’s tuition at today’s prices and is backed by the assurance of a Maryland Legislative Guarantee. The next enrollment period for the Prepaid Trust will begin on December 1, 2015 and runs through April 20, 2016.

The Maryland College Investment Plan enrollment is open year-round and is managed by T. Rowe Price. The College Investment Plan offers a variety of investment options and families can start with as little as a $25 per month with automatic deductions. Both plans offer attractive federal and Maryland State tax benefits and can be used at nearly any accredited college in the country.

Hotel tips and tricks to stay healthy on the road

— Frequent travelers can be all too familiar with the challenges of staying both healthy and productive — countless distractions, fast food joints on every corner and difficulty sleeping in unfamiliar places and beds can make staying on track a challenge. However, it doesn’t necessarily have to be such a daunting task, say experts.

“For frequent travelers and business travelers, being on the road is a lifestyle, so finding ways to be healthy and productive is essential,” says Marcey Rader, lifestyle trainer and Extended Stay Savve Traveler. “The key is to recognize your poor habits, find out what works for you, and then develop a routine around them.”

From her years on the road with a corporate position, Rader developed a series of hotel hacks that can assist frequent travelers and mobile professionals wishing to travel productively while also maintaining high health standards. Along with Extended Stay America, Rader is offering some hotel tips and tricks:

• Prioritize sleep: When you’re dealing with different beds, sounds and schedules, it’s almost guaranteed that your sleep routine will be disrupted. Sleep soundly with a fan, a recording or even an app that creates white noise to eliminate distractions and calm your mind and body.

• Give blue rays the boot: Ninety-five percent of people who don’t get a good night’s sleep say they use a phone or laptop within one hour of bed. Studies have shown that the blue rays emitted by phones and computer screens disrupt and suppress the body’s production of melatonin, a hormone crucial to sleep. Give your brain time to wind down before bed, you’ll sleep better and feel rejuvenated in the morning.

• Stand up and work: You may have heard that “sitting is the new smoking.” Constant sitting is linked to an overwhelming number of negative health effects and drastically decreased productivity. Luckily, there’s a simple solution — standing. You can easily convert any space into a standing desk. Opt for a hotel with a kitchen and use the counters to get work done, or stack books and binders on a table for an elevated workspace.

• Don’t eat like you’re on vacation: The biggest mistake business traveler’s make is eating like they’re on vacation. Extended Stay recently conducted a survey of their travelers and found that the average weight gain while on the road is close to 3 pounds. With frequent travel for business, that starts to add up drastically. Staying at a hotel with a fully equipped kitchen can help maintain nutritious habits. Stock the fridge with vegetable trays to snack on throughout the day, and hard boiled eggs as a breakfast item.

• OHIO (Only Handle It Once): Do you go out to your mailbox, open the letters, put them back in the mailbox, go back in your house and repeat the process several times a day? Of course you don’t. Then stop doing that with your email inbox. Instantly increase productivity by deleting, archiving and sorting emails the first time you read them.

• Seek Smart Accommodations: An extended stay-style hotel offers amenities that can help travelers optimize productivity and prioritize health. To learn more travel tips, visit,

Stop making excuses. For happier, healthier, more successful traveling, recognize your unproductive habits and fix them.

Ravens starting offense back on track in dress rehearsal but reserves struggle

The Baltimore Ravens are a team that is known for having depth on their roster. That depth is something that is becoming a concern for them now. The third preseason game is known as a dress rehearsal for the starters. They got off to a good start, taking a 10 – 0 lead in the first quarter. Things got ugly when the reserves came in. Timmy Jernigan (knee), Ryan Jensen (concussion) and DeAngelo Tyson (shoulder) all suffered injuries.

Head coach John Harbaugh spoke about how he expects the reserves to go out and play as well as the guy in front of them. He pointed out that sometimes they do so and sometimes they don’t. Tonight was one of those nights when they didn’t.

“They have been challenged, have seen a lot of growth,” Harbaugh said. “A lot of guys are playing probably a little ahead of where they are on the depth chart, in terms of the ‘twos’ playing with the ‘ones’ the last couple of weeks, and the ‘threes’ playing with.”

Steve Smith Sr. and Joe Flacco connected on a 63 yard play for a touchdown which put the Ravens out to an early lead. The Ravens were able to score on the next two scoring drives as well. Smith was ejected after a fight ensued when the Ravens reacted to Kamar Aiken being driven to the ground head first after making a catch. There were numerous scuffles that broke out, but Smith and Redskins corner Chris Culliver carried on longer than everyone else. As a result, they both were ejected.

Harbaugh had some choice words for Redskins head coach Jay Gruden during the melee as well. He said that there was something said on the Redskins sideline. Whatever was said drew a reaction from the fiery Harbaugh. Harbaugh was on the field initially to break up the fight because he felt that the referees weren’t calming the situation down quickly.

Matt Schaub came in late in the second quarter and struggled mightily. Joe Flacco came out a bit earlier than anticipated. Flacco had a brief explanation for why Schaub may have struggled early. “I felt bad for Matt [Schaub], because he had no idea,” Flacco said. “The plan was for at least me to play through the half, maybe come out in the third quarter. I kind of felt bad for Matt, just throwing him out there, because he wasn’t warmed up or loose.”

Schaub was able to complete three out of seven passes for 17 yards and was intercepted once. The interception came on an ill-advised sideline throw. He was trying to get throw the ball away to avoid the sack but didn’t get enough on the throw resulting in an interception by Jackson Jeffcoat.

The Ravens reserve offensive line got pushed around. Jeffcoat was able to beat Jah Reid off the edge and register a sack/fumble. It was very difficult for them to get anything going in the running game also. The team was really trying to get a look at Buck Allen and Terrence Megee since top back up running back Lorenzo Taliaferro went down and will be out for a few weeks. Allen fumbled on the goal line just before he hit pay dirt and Marlon Brown recovered it in the end zone. The play was ruled down at the spot that Allen fumbled because an offensive player can’t advance a fumble into the end zone for a touchdown.

The trouble started in the second quarter for the Ravens defense. Kirk Cousins, starting in place of the injured Robert Griffin III took the Redskins 64 yards for a touchdown. The touchdown came on a Cousins pass intended for Andre Roberts. The high pass sailed on Cousins and bounced off of the outstretched hands of Roberts into Jamison Crowder’s grasp in the end zone.

Things continued to spiral out of control from that point. Colt McCoy came in and was very efficient for the Redskins. He completed ten of his 12 pass attempts for 95 yards and two touchdowns. Both of the touchdowns went to wide receiver Rashad Ross. Ross beat Asa Jackson on one touchdown and Tray Walker on the second.

Walker had a tough day against the Redskins. He is making the jump from a small school to the NFL. It’s a learning process and he understands that. “Every game is a learning step. You learn every day in football,” Walker said. Harbaugh said that he would like to see Walker play with confidence in coverage because he has an abundance of ability.

The rookie corner agreed with his coach but pointed out a more specific area where he wants to improve. “Being able to adapt, it’s confidence, but I have to get used to the game play and everything. I need to work on the situational downs, understanding what will happen if it’s first and ten or third and two, I have to know what’s going to happen at that point in the game.”

The Ravens will hit the road to wrap up the preseason against the Atlanta Falcons next week. There are jobs on the line and the reserves will be given their chance to shine.

Are you having fun with today’s politics?

— “I’ll see your two blacks and raise you two more.”

The vast majority of the news is centered on politics, specifically, the 2016 presidential race, which is 14 months away. Black people are being sucked under by a whirlpool of nonsense on TV news outlets, newspaper and magazine commentaries, lectures, and even some protests.

Candidates are already going across the nation giving speeches, and the first presidential debate by the red-tie and blue-tie gangs, has already been conducted. Hmmm. When these politicians are on TV, they always wear red or blue ties; and we are divided by red and blue states. The Crips and Bloods must be proud.

Talking heads on news shows are so giddy about the political possibilities, and it is obvious that they see the upcoming election as simply “fun,” as one commentator said. Is it fun for Black people? Are you having fun yet? I doubt it. You’re too busy trying to make ends meet, that is, if you even have any ends in the first place.

Folks are making millions of dollars on the political hype, hysteria, and histrionics, while most black folks are falling deeper into the abyss of economic despair and desperation. Just think about it: all the cable news shows are replete with political clap- trap— morning, noon, and night.

They never highlight economic solutions for black people, never feature conscious black people as guests on a regular basis, and never move beyond the mundane discussions and point-counterpoint arguing that takes place between and among so-called experts and intellectuals. Of course, no problems get solved in that process.

Here is the caveat for black people: As I warned in 2007, watch out! The “okey-doke” is afoot. While political discourse is dominating the news, real issues that connect to black economic growth and power are given very short shrift. Each news channel has its own black faces, none of whom is able to go “off the plantation,” to speak directly to the

important issues that are relevant to black people. They consume hours of airtime doing their best imitation of Pavlov’s dog, salivating over their preferred candidate and offering milquetoast assessments to black issues, mainly through a political lens, as if that will solve our problems. I have a strong stomach, so I can watch some of their political chitchat.

Black Lives Matter (BLM) is certainly disrupting the political business-as-usual process these days, but they are waiting for the candidates to give them a plan through which black lives will indeed matter. The candidates give them scripted rhetoric, but no specific public commitment regarding real change. Asking politicians to do the right thing will only keep us waiting for another 50 years; we must demand what we want, very specifically and get a oral and written commitment from them before we give them our votes.

Politicians are many things, but one thing most of them are not is stupid. They will say whatever makes us feel good; they will dodge our issues or simply ignore us; or they will do what Hillary did when the brother in BLM “asked” what she would do to help. She turned the question back on him, saying, “You tell me what you want.”

Presently, politicians control the game. We must start and control our own game. They have no reason to deal with our issues vis-à-vis police brutality and other inequities because there is no price for them to pay for not supporting us.

Where is their indignation about what happened to Sandra Bland and more recently Charnesia Corley, who was humiliated by police officers who forced a cavity search on her in a gas station parking lot in Harris County, Texas, in plain sight of passers-by? All black people are hearing is the same political rhetoric that we hear each election cycle. But whose fault is that?

Most politicians only value black folks when it’s time to vote. Ann Coulter said, “Our blacks are so much better than their blacks,” in her defense and support of Herman Cain. We are just pawns on their chessboard, chips in a high stakes poker game.

The solution is grounded in economics, the same weapon other groups use to gain political concessions. I recently posed two questions to a black Republican who recruits black voters: What will black folks get if we all vote for the Republican candidate? What will black folks lose if we do not vote at all? He could not answer those questions. The same questions apply to the Democrats, but more importantly they apply to us. More specifically, we must stop “asking” and start demanding— with the collective power to reward and punish.

We can win this fight; we simply have to use the right weapon. You cannot properly defend yourself in a gunfight if your weapon of choice is a switchblade.

Jim Clingman, founder of the Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce, is the nation’s most prolific writer on economic empowerment for black people. He can be reached through his website:

Bobby’s Burger Palace opens in Towson

Local burger lovers have a new spot to add to their foodie list. Bobby’s Burger Palace (BBP) opened on July 28, 2015 at 515 Virginia Avenue in Towson Square.

The restaurant features burgers that are inspired by Chef Bobby Flay. Diners can expect to choose from specialty creations cooked with certified Angus beef, ground turkey or whole chicken breast. Along with other meaty selections, the Philadelphia Burger, Carolina Burger, Brunch Burger, L.A. Burger, Dallas Burger and BBP’s Crunchburger® reflect Flay’s travels throughout America and his love of comfort food.

Any burger can be cooked to order. Burgers can be “Crunchified,” by topping them with crisp chips, at no additional charge. Sides include hand-cut French fries with BBP Fry Sauce, sweet potato fries with honey mustard horseradish sauce and buttermilk onion rings. Milkshake fans may choose from 10 exotic options like blueberry-pomegranate with or without real whipped cream. Salads and sandwiches are adorned with BBP’s unique touches, too. The Topless Burger Salad combines balsamic dressing with any burger served on top of baby greens.

Laurence Kretchmer is Flay’s business partner who oversees the BBP chain. He explained that BBP is not a fast-food dive. How does he feel that it differs from most local burger joints?

“The food is made with only the best ingredients. Every meal is cooked to order…like you go into a bigger restaurant and ask, ‘How would you like your burger cooked?’ Our burgers are cooked rare, medium-rare, medium, medium-well, well-done, however a guest likes it,” Kretchmer said. “The options are very different. It’s the only burger chain that we know of which is absolutely chef-driven where every recipe is created by a world-class or world-famous chef. The level of hospitality that we provide, where we have an inexpensive price point, we offer a higher level of service that we try to make it a more comfortable, accessible place, but keeping that value of things front and center always.”

BBP Towson includes indoor seating for 65 guests and space for 24 on an outdoor terrace. The restaurant is open from Sunday to Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Kretchmer says that BPP is a great spot for friends to gather, a place for guys to leave the office and grab a bite to eat, or buddies to get together after work. However, it is a very family-friendly place.

“There is no alcohol here. We do that on purpose. We want to keep it light and friendly,” Kretchmer said. “I imagine on the weekends, you will see a lot more families in here. We have a special deal for kids where you can get a burger, fries and a drink for less than the price of any our burgers alone that an adult would get.”

There are 19 BBP locations throughout the country. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz welcomed BBP to Towson Square, which is the newest dining and entertainment district in the heart of Towson, Maryland, anchored by a state-of-the-art 15-screen Cinemark Theatre. Before his visit, Kamenetz proposed the idea of adding a finishing touch.

“We need a Towson Burger on your menu, and it could be all Baltimore County homegrown ingredients,” Kamenetz said on opening day. “It’s a perfect time to make that Towson Burger on the map. It’ll be a great seller, so see ya soon.”

College Bound: Make your personal space pop

— Academics aside, gearing up for college is a big job. Whether you’re headed to the dorms or sharing an apartment or house with friends, making your surroundings comfortable and functional will let you focus on your studies. From cozy bedding to help you catch your zzzz’s to the right technology for cramming to storage space that makes the most of your cramped quarters, show your smarts by decking out your living space right so you can turn your attention to hitting the books and having some fun.

Clean Up and Customize— Need extra storage in addition to your current closet setup? The Closet Maximizer from ClosetMaid is a tool-free solution that you can install in about 30 minutes. It features four shelves and an adjustable double, hang rod. Customize your system with accessories like fabric bins and wire baskets. The best part— you can reuse the Closet Maximizer in a different room, or even take it with you if you move. Available exclusively at

Sleep in Style— Your bed may be the last thing on your mind as you think of all the excitement that awaits but getting plenty of sleep is key to your success in college. Amp the appeal of your dorm-issue mattress with stylish and comfy bedding that reflects your personality. Look for quality threads you can snuggle into, and coordinate with funky pillows to make your bed a cozy place to sit and study by day. Shop for great deals at your local retailers or online.

Key Your Way to Success— From tapping out notes in class to papers that keep you up all night to keeping in touch with family back home, your laptop is likely to be a constant companion. A mid-range CPU will give you the speed to keep up. When it comes to memory and hard drive storage, your major may dictate how much you need, especially if you work with large files on a regular basis. Remember to consider size and weight for portability, and invest in a model that can withstand some wear and tear. A sales associate at an electronics retailer can guide you to your perfect match.

Executive jet service to offer cancer patients free flights

— GrandView Aviation, an executive jet and helicopter service in Maryland, will partner with Corporate Angel Network to arrange free flights for cancer patients to specialized treatment facilities in the empty seats on corporate and private aircraft.

GrandView Aviation will offer its charter services to Corporate Angel Network cancer patients and their families to provide a way for patients with compromised immune systems who cannot travel commercially get to life-prolonging treatment, and ultimately help save lives.

“We book trips across the country and there are many times when our flights have empty legs or seats that can be put to good use,” said Jessie Bowling, Director of Sales and Marketing at GrandView Aviation. “This gives our clients the opportunity to extend their charters and empty seats to Corporate Angel Network for those who need it most.”

Corporate Angel Network is a non-profit organization that strives to help cancer patients access the best possible treatment for their specific type of cancer. The organization has flown more than 48,000 cancer patient flights to specialized treatment through the generosity of over 500 participating corporations.

To learn more about or donate to Corporate Angel Network, visit