LAS VEGAS, Aug. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's top medical flight charity, Miracle Flights, ended the month of June with 692 coordinated medical flights to hospitals and doctors around the country.
Since 1985, Miracle Flights has provided families with free commercial airline tickets so that seriously ill patients may receive specialized medical care and second opinions from experts throughout the U.S.
Each year, the nonprofit helps more and more families, and last month reached an exciting milestone -- 100,000 flights. To date, the nonprofit has coordinated 101,862 flights, with nearly 57,000,000 total miles flown.
Mark E. Brown, CEO of Miracle Flights, said he is pleased with how far the nonprofit has come and the lives that have been impacted along the way.
"While we all wish these flights were unnecessary, Miracle Flights is proud to have served so many families. They inspire us every day to continue to fight for equal access to medical care. We want to encourage everyone to help us spread the word about our cause and make sure no family has to deplete their funds in order to afford airfare to the right doctor."
About Miracle Flights
Miracle Flights is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free medical air transportation via commercial airlines throughout the United States. Now in its 30th year of operation, Miracle Flights has coordinated more than 100,000 flights and counting. For more information about Miracle Flights, to request flight assistance, or to make a donation, call 800-359-1711 or visit www.miracleflights.org.
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