World Indigenous Peoples Day occurred recently, marking a time to recognize the issues that Indigenous people from around the world are facing. This includes lack of access to healthcare, with Indigenous Peoples having to accept a scarcity of health services, particularly in remote communities.
At a previous time in my life, I was Chair of Hope Air, the Canadian charity that helps ensure all citizens have equal access to healthcare, regardless of where they live. With the help of supportive airlines and private pilots, Hope Air provides families, from coast to coast, with free flights, as well as accommodation. Since 1986, we have facilitated 170,000+ travel arrangements for individuals, families and children.
I continue to foster the care Hope Air has established and wish to direct you to a unique fundraising initiative that this important charity is establishing: Haul for Hope. This special venture will be hitting the tarmac in Toronto and Vancouver in September and is an opportunity for teams to test their strength and skills as they race against the clock to pull a commercial airplane (Toronto) or firetruck (Vancouver) 100 metres.
Where you come in is to make a donation. And you can join me in doing so right here:
On behalf of Hope Air, thank you for your consideration of Indigenous Peoples and of all Canadians who need assistance in getting to the healthcare they deserve.