(TORONTO – April 8, 2021) Hope Air is proud to collaborate with Scotiabank and MD Financial Management, which have donated $100,000 to help fund approximately 400 flights for patients in financial need who live in British Columbia and Alberta and must travel to access medical care.
Their support comes at a crucial time when the pandemic is presenting more challenges to families who are struggling with the cost of getting to life-saving treatments. Families should not have to choose between medical care and paying for food and rent.
“In collaboration with MD Financial Management, Scotiabank is pleased to support Hope Air’s mission to help patients access the vital medical services and treatments that they need,” says Sandra Odendahl, Scotiabank’s Vice President of Social Impact and Sustainability.
“Though the support of Scotiabank and MD Financial, patients travelling for medical care are able to access the vital medical appointments and treatments they need,” says Hope Air CEO Mark Rubinstein. “Their generosity provides a lifeline for families.”
Hope Air is incredibly grateful for Scotiabank and MD Financial Management’s support. Thanks to their generosity, patients will be able to focus on what’s truly important — their health.
About Hope Air
Hope Air is Canada’s only national charity providing free travel and accommodations for Canadians in financial need who must access medical care far from home. Since its inception in 1986, Hope Air has provided more than 150,000 travel arrangements for patients inclusive of all ages and medical needs.
For people living on a low income in small and rural communities, distance and cost are very real barriers to accessing vital medical care. Hope Air is a unique and essential part of our Canadian healthcare system. Without the access Hope Air provides, our national system of universal healthcare coverage would fall short of its promise. Hope Air has been chosen as one of Canada’s best 100 charities by Maclean’s magazine, MoneySense magazine and Charity Intelligence based on efficiency, transparency and need.
For more information, visit hopeair.ca.