About Us

Our Mission

To give the gift of a final goodbye by providing flights for loved ones to be together during times of palliative or critical illness.

Our Vision

To create a compassionate bridge for families to connect by donating one billion miles to people wishing to visit their terminally or critically ill loved ones.
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Who We Are

Inspired by our own loved ones and founded in the power of being with family and friends in their final moments, Give A Mile is a registered nonprofit organization that provides flights for people to visit the people they love during times of critical or palliative care.

We are a group of dedicated volunteers who believe strongly in the impact of being with loved ones at the end of life, and our goal is to help connect families who cannot afford to make that priceless trip.


Give A Mile connects families in need through crowdfunded flights purchased with frequent flier miles, travel loyalty points and cash from compassionate donors.

100% of donations cover round-trip flights of compassion, travel fees and taxes so families can focus on what matters most: sharing one last “I love you” with their nearest and dearest.

our inspiration

Give A Mile’s founder, Kevin Crowe, experienced the power of a final goodbye first-hand during the passing of his good friend, Ryan Westerman. With grace, humour, and relentless optimism, Ryan documented his own battle with brain cancer online for hundreds of people. His positive outlook and desire to help others is something that will inspire anyone to believe that the life we are given is nothing short of miraculous.

After Kevin learned through Kulacauses.com that over 10 trillion air miles went unused in 2011 alone, Give A Mile was born.

Our story

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Margaret’s Flight Story

Flying from Prince Edward Island to British Columbia

Margaret’s world revolved around her four sons; upon receiving a harrowing cancer diagnosis, her only request was to have her entire family in one place. Folks rallied from coast to coast to grant her final wish.  

Amanda’s Flight Story

Flying from Oregon to Ontario

While some families say farewell to a life full of memories, others spend their final days making up for lost time. After over 30 years apart, Diane’s dying wish was to see her daughter, Amanda, for one last hello. 

Shannon’s Flight Story

Flying to Halifax, Nova Scotia

When Shannon’s second devastating battle with cancer put her in the hospital, a dear friend of nearly 30 years was committed to being by her side. Flight Hero, Stacey Lazarenko, made it happen.

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