Feel good flying!
Travelling on Fridays means flying to conquer cancer. That’s because every Friday at Harbour Air is “Share the Fare Friday,” meaning for every Friday passenger flying with us, we’ll donate $1 on your behalf directly to our charity partner of choice, the BC Cancer Foundation.
Did you know…
We’ve been sharing funds directly to BC Cancer since 2019! Through Share the Fare and Harbour Air’s Ride to Conquer Cancer initiatives, to date we have raised over $1,100,000. Each year these funds have gone to a carefully selected in-need project at BC Cancer, resulting in meaningful and lasting impacts in improving cancer outcomes.
A look back on sharing over the past three years…
In 2018, funds were utilized to support the development of a new form of cancer treatment called radionuclide therapy, resulting in a new clinical trial at BC Cancer now being underway for prostate cancer patients.
In 2019, funds targeted a study called LOGIC, helping advance care for patients with GI Cancers. The study involves utilizing a high-tech blood test that can detect find tiny fragments of the cancer’s DNA – called ctDNA – in the patient’s blood and aid in precise treatment decisions and earlier detection to support early detection of recurrence.
And, in 2020 and 2021, Share the Fare funds have been utilized to support the Sorenson Lab at the BC Cancer Research Institute. This lab focuses entirely on childhood cancers and researches the use of highly targeted and innovative immunotherapy treatment options. Harnessing the power of the patients own immune system, immunotherapy can target the cancer with more preciseness, less toxicity, and has proven to be highly effective.
The driving force behind this important initiative is BC Cancer Foundation Board of Director, Alex Blodgett and distinguished scientist Dr. Paul Sorensen. Together, (with their dog, Loki in tow) they took out on a journey called The Circle of Hope – A 375-kilometre hiking, biking and rowing expedition aiming to raise funds to end childhood cancer. With the help of our Share the Fare program, Alex, Paul (and Loki) surpassed their goal of $1,000,000 and raised over $1,145,991 to date! We’re so proud to have been part of this amazing project and together with your help we’re making a difference for families across British Columbia! For more information about this journey follow @circleofhopebc and stay updated about future projects by following @bccancerfoundation on social media!
Showing support to the coastal BC communities who have chosen Harbour Air for over 35 years is what Share the Fare is all about. Thank you for flying with us and helping make a difference in the lives of families across British Columbia.
For more information about the important work the BC Cancer Foundation is doing to break down cancer visit bccancerfoundation.com