Phoenix, Arizona, — Landmark Aviation, a business aviation services provider based in Tempe, Arizona, has provided a $10,000 corporate contribution to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to provide education for the public and to help advance research and a cure for blood cancer.
Landmark will team with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for the Arizona chapter’s 2006 “Hike for Discovery,” its primary annual fundraising season and event that culminates with a hike at the Grand Canyon on October 6 – 8.
“Hike for Discovery is a celebration of life and survivorship, and the event honors the lives of those lost to blood cancer,” said Andrew Farrant, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, for Landmark Aviation. “Landmark is proud to provide corporate sponsorship during 2006 to this very worthy effort – as the need for funding for research and education continues.”
Julie Reid, Director of Team-in-Training for Hike for Discovery, said, “Every five minutes someone in the United States is newly diagnosed with blood cancer and every 10 minutes someone dies from these cancers.”
“We look forward to growing into a third successful hike season and are grateful to Landmark Aviation and the companies and employees who share and support our mission,” Reid said.
Landmark Aviation provides business and corporate aviation customers across North America with a portfolio of integrated services, including maintenance, repair and overhaul, a network of fixed base operations, aircraft completions and sales, charter and management. The company recently announced its acquisition of the Scottsdale, Arizona, Corporate Jets operation, at the Scottsdale Airport. Roger Wolfe is the company’s chief executive officer.
More information about Hike for Discovery and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society can be obtained at 602-788-8622 or on the Web at www.hikefordiscovery.org.
Tax deductible contributions for research and education of blood cancer can be made online or through the Society.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 66 chapters in the United States and Canada, is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The Society’s mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, the Society has invested more than $424 million in research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Last year the Society made 2.5 million contacts with patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
For information about blood cancer, visit www.LLS.org or call the Society’s Information Resource Center, a call center staffed by master’s level social workers, nurses and health educators who provide information, support and resources to patients and their families and caregivers. IRC information specialists are available at 800.955.4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
Media Contact LLS: Lisa Bisciglia 602.788.8622
About Landmark Aviation
Landmark Aviation is one of North America’s largest providers of comprehensive services for the business aviation industry. With 43 locations in North America, the company offers a full range of fixed base operations; maintenance, repair and overhaul; aircraft charter, sales and management; and large aircraft completions. Landmark Aviation is headquartered in Tempe, Ariz. Landmark Aviation is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group.