Our Mission
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כנפי חיים/Miles for Life is a non-profit organization founded in response to the desperate need of patients requiring lifesaving medical treatment — at facilities located beyond the reach of ground transportation. Our mission is to provide free domestic airline tickets and free booking services to patients and accompanying family members by matching mileage donors with financially needy patients.

Families facing the challenges of life threatening illness are stretched to the limit financially, emotionally and physically.  The additional monetary burden of purchasing airline tickets is just too much.

Yet, how can anyone deny a loved one life-saving care solely because money is tight and medical treatment is beyond reach?

At כנפי חיים/Miles for Life, we believe patient care should not be compromised if superior medical treatment is located far from home. We are a matchmaking organization matching donors with mileage to ill patients and their families in need of travel to world class medical centers around the nation.


Trips Flown
Donated Miles

Making a Difference:

The demand for our service is so pressing. Miles for Life books an average of 100 airline tickets per week to facilities across the United States.

And the numbers keep growing…

Many prominent organizations refer their patients to our services including: Chai Lifeline, Chaim Medical Resources, Lakewood Bikur Cholim, Refuah Helpline, RCCS, Relief Resources.
And the volume of calls continue to rise…

The Process:

Patient from Lakewood, NJ needs surgery in UR Medicine – Golisano Children’s Hospital in Rochester NY.

Trip Info:

Newark, NJ to Rochester, MN
1,146.8 Miles
Price: $586.00
Miles: 12,500

Patient Needs 12,500 miles for flights
Donor sponsors miles to Miles for Life
A Family in need was saved $3516.00

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