Fort Lauderdale, FL – October 19, 2016 – Air Partner, a global provider of private aviation services, is pleased to announce it will serve as a sponsor of The Blood Ball, an annual Halloween-inspired event benefiting DKMS. DKMS is an international not for profit organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and blood disorders.
Taking place on October 27, 2016 at the historic Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel in New York City, The Blood Ball 2016 will feature a “Hollywood Meets Horror” theme, and guests of the event will enjoy exclusive performances by DJ MICK and Shien Artists & Event Creative. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit the on-going work of DKMS.
Every three minutes, someone in the US is diagnosed with a blood cancer. For many patients, a bone marrow transplant is the best chance for survival, and seventy percent of patients must rely on strangers for bone marrow transplants. DKMS works globally to recruit donors, create awareness, and raise funds to match donor registration costs and support the improvement of therapies through research. Since its founding 25 years ago, DKMS has registered over 6 million potential donors worldwide.
“DKMS welcomes Air Partner to The Blood Ball,” says Carina Ortel, CEO of DKMS US. “The lifesaving work we do here at DKMS can only be made possible by the generosity of sponsors like Air Partner. It is both an honor and a pleasure to have them join us in our fight to delete blood cancer in the U.S. and around the world.”
David McCown, Senior Vice President of Air Partner Private Jets in North America added: “We are very proud to support DKMS for such an important cause. Millions of Americans and their loved ones have been impacted by blood cancer, and DKMS provides invaluable resources that can provide these patients with a second chance at life.”
Established in 1961, Air Partner provides the complete range of private aviation services including on-demand jet charter, JetCard membership, aircraft sales, and group air charter. The company supports a number of charities globally, and has extensive experience in arranging humanitarian flights to support governments, NGOs, and charitable organizations worldwide.
About Air Partner
Founded in 1961, Air Partner is a global aviation services group that provides worldwide solutions to industry, commerce, governments and private individuals. The Group has two divisions: (a) Broking division, comprising air charter broking and remarketing through the Air Partner and Cabot brands respectively; and (b) Training & Consulting division, via the aviation safety consultancy Baines Simmons. For reporting purposes, the Group is structured into four divisions: Commercial Jets, Private Jets, Freight (Broking) and Baines Simmons (Training & Consultancy). The Commercial Jet division charters large airliners to move groups of any size. Cabot Aviation, which is formed within the Commercial Jet division, provides comprehensive remarketing programs for all types of commercial and corporate aircraft to a wide range of international clients. Private Jets offers the company’s unique pre-paid JetCard membership and on-demand charter. Air Partner Freight charters aircraft of every size to fly almost any cargo anywhere, at any time. Baines Simmons is a world leader in Aviation Safety Consulting which specializes in aviation regulation, compliance and safety management. Air Partner is headquartered alongside Gatwick airport in the UK. Air Partner operates 24/7 year-round and has 20 offices globally. Air Partner is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIR) and is also ISO 9001:2008 compliant for commercial airline and private jet solutions worldwide. www.airpartner.com
About The Blood Ball
The Blood Ball is an exclusive Halloween-inspired benefit that takes place at one of Manhattan’s most sought-after venues, Diamond Horseshoe. The event attracts 500 upscale NYC-area professionals for an unforgettable evening of music, dancing, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and special performances—all in the spirit of saving lives. This year, the theme is Dark Glamour: Hollywood Meets Horror. 100% of the proceeds raised from The Blood Ball fund DKMS’s efforts to delete blood cancer once and for all. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets/tables, please visit: thebloodball.org.
DKMS started with one family’s search for a lifesaving bone marrow donor. Today, they are an international not for profit organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma. DKMS has registered more than 6.7 million potential donors and has facilitated over 58,000 transplants around the world. They are not stopping there. Everyday, they lead the fight by working with patients, families, communities and organizations to raise awareness, provide more patients with second chances at life, support the improvement of therapies through research and support patients from day one of their diagnosis. To join the fight against blood cancer or for more information, please go to dkms.org.