Without obstacles, PALS can continue to fly patients to lifesaving appointments and take away their financial burden of travel.

When we finance special funds for people in need today, we clear a flight path for the future that ensures PALS won’t have to say “no” to any qualified patient or veteran for years to come.

Campaign Objectives

  1. Secure PALS financially over the long term
  2. Provide the financial flexibility to meet all immediate patient needs
  3. Enable donors to support areas of the cause that they are most passionate about

When you support the Open Skies Capital Campaign, your donation goes further.

4X Impact

Every dollar donated provides $4 in services because pilots cover the aircraft and fuel


Every $350 donated covers thecost of an entire PALS trip ($1,400 estimated value)

In addition to making general unrestricted gifts, donors may choose to direct their contributions to one of five special funds.

Five special funds to support

Patients in rural areas face limited access to medical and oncology providers, long travel times, and low recruitment to clinical trials, all of which afect quality of care and health outcomes.

American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2019

40% of PALS flights (around 10,000) have been related to cancer.

40% of PALS flights (around 10,000) have been related to cancer.

Supporting the PALS Cancer Fund helps patients like


A native of the Norwood, Massachusetts, area, Saghine is a mother battling Stage 4 cancer. The best treatment for Saghine’s specific cancer requires a 7-hour roundtrip car ride from her home, multiple times a month. This causes her family many hardships, especially since she can’t leave her kids home alone. Saghine has flown on 15 PALS flights since being referred to us in November 2021, and she has quickly become a favorite among our volunteer pilots. She is always so sweet and thankful for what PALS does for her during her cancer journey.
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More than 10,000 children under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2022 alone, and among the 30 million people diagnosed with a rare disease, half are children.

American Cancer Society

PALS medical flights ensure that children facing chronic and life-threatening illnesses can access the health care they need.

  • Boston Children’s Hospital (MA)
  • Children’s Hospital of Atlanta (GA)
  • Maine Children’s Cancer Program (ME)
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital (OH)
  • Nemours Children’s Hospital (DE)
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (NY)
  • UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital (FL)
  • Shriners Hospital for Children (SC)

Since its inception, PALS has provided more than 5,000 flights for children.

Supporting the PALS Children Fund helps patients like


PALS has flown Piper on more than 20 missions since 2017. Piper was born with multiple congenital heart defects—by the age of 1 she had undergone 7 open-heart surgeries. Piper and her family travel from their home in Rochester, New York, to Boston Children’s Hospital often for lifesaving treatments. The drive from Rochester to Boston takes 8 hours. With PALS, it’s a 1-hour flight.

Approximately 30 million people within the United States sufer from rare diseases.

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Patients with rare diseases often must travel great distances to reach doctors, hospitals, infusion centers, centers of excellence, treatment centers, and clinical trials throughout the U.S.

PALS has provided over 10,000 flights nationally for rare disease patients, caregivers, and families.

Supporting the PALS Rare Diseases Fund helps patients like


Quinlee was born with a rare disease that left so much uncertainty for her future. Doctors didn’t know if she would be able to walk or talk. When she was 2 months old, Quinlee began regular specialized treatments, but they were an 11-hour car ride away. That’s when her mom learned about PALS. With her regular trips shortened to a quick plane ride away, Quinlee has gone way beyond what most people thought she would

More than 4.7 million United States veterans (26% of the total veteran population) sufer from injury or disability.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020

More than 1.1 million veterans (6.1%) earn an income below the national poverty level.

U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2019

PALS has been serving the veteran community through its PALS for Patriots program since 2011. The PALS for Patriots program flies injured and disabled U.S. military veterans requiring out-of own medical treatment or transport to specialized military medical centers, adaptive retreats, and morale-boosting events throughout the eastern United States. Due to increasing demand from within the military community, PALS for Patriots is a primary focus for expansion

PALS has seen increasing demand from within the military community, as evidenced by PALS for Patriot’s steady growth.

PALS has flown nearly 1,300 injured and disabled veterans and their families to receive life-changing services and lifesaving care.

Supporting the PALS Veterans Fund helps patients like


Jennipher, a combat veteran from the U.S. Air Force, was struggling to find her purpose as she transitioned to civilian life and learned to cope with her invisible wounds. She found a camp for veterans in Georgia that promoted self-discovery, but she needed a way to get to this lifechanging program. PALS paired Jennipher with a volunteer pilot and provided her with not only a flight to camp, but also an experience that made her feel special and worthy

By funding an endowment, PALS will be ensuring a future of flights and the ability to stay ready for the people who need us most.

PALS is committed to answering the call of every patient who needs them today and tomorrow. Some need PALS for a lifetime, and it is that need that makes the Endowment Fund so vital. The Endowment Fund positions PALS as a sustainable cause that can grow for generations to come.

Endowment monetary goal:



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