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Give A Mile Holiday Campaign 2019 Update

January 22nd, 2020

Aggressive targets were set for the Give A Mile holiday campaign at the end of 2019. We were successful in awarding 49 flights and raising an additional 1.3 Million travel miles and cash donations that help us to pay taxes and fees. That’s 49 flights that allowed terminally ill patients to build memories with families  Read More

Give A Mile Gala: Giving the Gift of Time (Nov 2019)

December 3rd, 2019

One of Give A Mile‘s frequent supporters is Pig and Duke in Calgary, and their owners Stephen and Jo had long wanted to organize a gala event to fundraise for Give a Mile. On November 14, 2019 that dream became a reality when an amazing evening was hosted at Sub Rosa YYC. It was so  Read More

Give a Mile Holiday Giving 2019: Harold’s Story

December 3rd, 2019

What could be more compelling or more about holiday spirit than a story involving a young man? Harold from Calgary wrote to Give A Mile with a story of his 14-year old grandson Elijah in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. Elijah was diagnosed with Stage 4 Ewing Sarcoma in summer 2019, and he immediately began chemotherapy treatments, with  Read More

2018 Financial Review and Details

August 21st, 2019

Give A Mile is committed to transparency and at the below link is our 2018 financial reports. This includes all donations and expenses. Please remember when viewing we must treat miles as an asset that has cash value. Any questions feel free to email us at [email protected] Our financial details for 2018 can be found  Read More

Fête des Pères 2019: Unir la famille de Sandra

May 26th, 2019

Parfois, le destinataire de la compassion est un père ou va voir son père pour un dernier adieu. Chaque histoire est différente, comme vous pouvez voir dans le blog Give A Mile de la fête des pères de l’année dernière. Dans ce cas-cii, c’était Sandra qui avait reçu le diagnostic médical grave, et son rêve  Read More

Father’s Day 2019: Uniting Sandra’s Family

May 26th, 2019

Sometimes the flight of compassion recipient is a father, or is going to see their father for a final farewell. Each story is different, as you can see in last year’s Give a Mile Father’s Day blog. In this case it was Sandra who had received the grim medical diagnosis, and her dream was to  Read More

Fête des Mères 2019: La magie de l’amour familial de Vinia

April 16th, 2019

Dans de nombreuses régions du monde, la fête des mères célèbre le fait d’avoir des mères, d’être des mères et de l’influence des mères sur nos familles et sur la société. Beaucoup de nos ‘Give A Mile blogs’ démontrent la force des liens maternels et familiaux, que la bénéficiaire du vol de la compassion soit  Read More

Mother’s Day 2019: Vinia’s Magic of Family Love

April 16th, 2019

In many parts of the world Mother’s Day celebrates having mothers, being mothers, and the influence of mothers on our families and society. Many of our Give A Mile blogs demonstrate the strength of maternal and family bonds, whether the flight of compassion recipient is the central mother figure or is longing to be with  Read More

Give A Mile Growth in 2018: Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

January 14th, 2019

While we openly celebrate milestones and give thanks to our supporters through the year, at Give A Mile (GAM) we take a moment to look back at the end of the year and marvel at the accomplishments. Flights: That’s what we are about! Pooling unused travel and other loyalty points, turning them into flights of  Read More

Holiday Campaign 2018 – If You Could Have One Last Wish…

December 21st, 2018

A woman, Margaret Ross, moves from PEI to BC to be close to a son and his family. Shortly after, the 55 yr-old is diagnosed with lung cancer – Stage 4 that had moved to her brain and leg. Time is running out and Margaret’s last wish is to spend time together as a family  Read More