Angel Flight East, a Montgomery County nonprofit organization that provides free air transportation to health care facilities for patients in need, has established a new program called Rural & Rare Reach.
The goal of the new program to broaden access to medical care for individuals living in rural areas, as well as patients with cancer or rare diseases, writes John George in the Philadelphia Business Journal.
The AmerisourceBergen Foundation, the charitable arm of wholesale pharmaceutical distribution and service company AmerisourceBergen of Valley Forge provided Angel Flight East with a $20,000 grant to support the new program.
Last year, the Blue Bell-based nonprofit coordinated 829 flights to ensure 150 families had access to medical care. I previously wrote about the organization’s plans to increase its number of flights last March.
Angel Flight East Executive Director Ellen Williams said organization plans to use the AmerisourceBergen Foundation’s donation to increase awareness about Angel Flight’s service offerings by conducting outreach to individuals living in rural areas, patients with cancer or rare diseases and families who have a child with serious congenital conditions.
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