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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

Hug Him Tight – Lolita’s Flight Request For Holiday Campaign 2018

December 14th, 2018

Lolita, 77, is the eldest sister in a large family in the Philippines. She has made a request for a flight of compassion to come to Canada for a final visit with her youngest brother Orlando. He has been diagnosed with a terminal illness resulting in tremendous weight loss and unbearable pain, and given mere  Read More

GAM Holiday Campaign 2018 – Amanda’s Birthmother

November 6th, 2018

Every Give A Mile flight request is different. Some people seek to bring a lifetime of memories to a close with one final meeting, but this flight of compassion was for a woman to see her biological mother for first time in more than 30 years. Amanda in Oregon had learned that her birthmother, Diane,  Read More

Father’s Day 2018: I’m Sure My Father Is Watching Over Me

June 8th, 2018

Most of our Give A Mile flight of compassion recipients do make it to see their loved one in critical care. But every once in a while, the person passes away before the flier can reach them. This is one such story, in honour of Father’s Day. That might sound like a strange “honour” but  Read More

Flights for Moms and Dads that are Palliative

May 18th, 2018

May and June have two very special days, Mother’s and Father’s Day.  These are days where we take time to stop and celebrate the important role and special love we have for these people in our lives.  Give A Mile, along with our main sponsor Flight Centre Canada have set a target of providing 10 flights for  Read More

GAM Mother’s Day Story 2018: …To Hold Her Hand And Comfort Her

May 7th, 2018

Living in Kamloops, BC Lynda Dupere felt so far away from her ailing mother in Quebec City, and Lynda’s life situation made it difficult to find the funds to get there. Her mother had been diagnosed with cancer and was failing. So Lynda knew she had to find a way to get to Quebec City,  Read More

A Letter Of Thanks From A Christmas Flight Recipient

January 8th, 2018

“My most sincere and grateful thanks to the wonderful team at the Give A Mile program! My name is Shelley Krastel, and I would like to share my experience with the amazing team at the Give A Mile flight program.  Over the last month and a half, my family was put in a devastating situation  Read More

Famous Fours – Another Achievement

January 8th, 2018

We all know of some famous fours, many were worn in the sport world. There is Bobby Orr in hockey, Lou Gehrig in baseball, and Brett Favre from the NFL. Well Give A Mile (GAM) is now four years old, and they have just awarded their 400th flight of compassion. That means that in just  Read More

Sharing A Special Flight

December 13th, 2017

We received the following flight request: “My name is Rey and my wife Ellen and I have 2 children, Darrell, age 11 and Aaron, age 7. 2 years ago our lives were very different. We both had good jobs and we were finally able to buy our first house, something we had dreamed about for  Read More