Azul rewards patients undergoing breast cancer treatment at Hospital de Amor – VoeNews

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Action, which takes place for the third consecutive year, brings stories of overcoming and coping with the disease

São Paulo, October 19, 2022 – Azul Viagens, tour operator of Azul, in partnership with Hospital de Amor, today presented complete travel packages to the three winners of the cultural contest “Next Destination: a Vitória”. The action was aimed at women over 18 years of age, who have been undergoing breast cancer treatment for at least two years at the reference health unit across the country. This year, participants wrote a handwritten letter, bringing their own stories of overcoming and coping with cancer, in order to support women who received a similar diagnosis recently.

Rita de Cássia Contelli, from Ariquemes (RO), Fabiana Pereira, from São Gotardo (MG), and Kátia Vilela, from Prata (MG), were this year’s winners, in first, second and third place, respectively. They were presented with vouchers from Azul Viagens with complete packages – which include round-trip airfare, accommodation and tours – to Natal (RN), Maceió (AL) and Porto Seguro (BA). The awards were delivered by Rubens Rafael Schaefer, director of Azul, Julia Meira, of Azul Viagens, and Aline Dias dos Santos, coordinator of the Sociocultural Institute at Hospital de Amor.

“Participating in an action like this, in partnership with Hospital de Amor, which is known throughout the country and abroad for the quality of services and care it offers to patients, is very gratifying for all of us at Azul. Traveling is a way to connect with yourself, to break the routine and prepare for what is to come and, in the case of these women, prepare for victory”, comments Camila Almeida, director of People at Azul.

“The partnership with Azul consists of supporting prevention, assistance and aligning our internal values ​​to fight cancer in Brazil. Whether transporting patients free of charge, offering integration with corporate volunteering, or promoting preventive actions, all of these and others that foster the value we have in common: offering excellence to our audiences, but in this case, saving lives”, highlights Cleber Delalibera , manager of Corporate Partnerships at Hospital de Amor.

With prevention units present in several states of Brazil, Hospital de Amor has provided an additional benefit to women who are diagnosed with breast cancer and need treatment outside their hometown. Through the project “Conexão Azul Rosa”, carried out in partnership with Azul Linhas Aéreas, these patients can reach a specialized treatment center, with the comfort and agility that a plane trip can offer.

Since 2017, the airline has embraced the cause of Hospital de Amor and has been developing actions that help the institution’s patients and allow for more quality and humanization for treatment.

One of these actions is the project Conectação Azul Rosa, in which, through this initiative, Azul transports women at any stage of breast cancer treatment, along with their companions, from anywhere in Brazil, to one of the units of the Hospital de Amor or hospital institutions closest to where they live. Over its five years of existence, the project has already benefited more than 240 women with the donation of tickets so that they, always together with their companions, can travel to carry out surgeries and procedures with more comfort, speed and affection at this very moment. delicate of life.

“Since 2010, we have adopted the fight against breast cancer as the main social cause of our brand. Communication actions for Crewmembers, Clients and society, disseminating information on prevention, treatment and identification of the disease, take place throughout the year, but intensify in Pink October, the month of awareness about the early diagnosis of breast cancer”, added the director. from Blue.

About Blue

Azul SA (B3: AZUL4, NYSE: AZUL) is the largest airline in Brazil in terms of number of flights and cities served, with approximately 900 daily flights to more than 150 destinations. With an operational fleet of approximately 160 aircraft and more than 13,000 crew members, Azul has more than 300 routes. In 2020, Azul won the award for the best airline in the world by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice, being the only Brazilian company to receive this recognition. For more information, visit www.voeazul.com.br/ri.



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