In 2008, eleven year old Megan Maloney lost three family members to cancer in less than 12 months. Megan’s father was about to test launch an online travel business, when Megan came to him with an “aha” moment. “Dad, is there any way to fight cancer with your new travel site, can we raise money to help fight this disease?” That was all it took. After some lengthy discussions & re-development, Charity Pro Travel was founded just in time to become a partner with Stand Up 2 Cancer. As word spread, Megan was contacted by local & national media, giving interviews to the likes of CNN & Ellen Show Producers. Her story and photo even made the front page of the Travel/Entertainment section of the Los Angeles Times. Less than a month later she was off to L.A. for the live broadcast of the first Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon featuring over 100 celebrities & 40 entertainers.
Shortly after a successful test launch, the economy took a turn, the travel industry took a hit and Megan had to return to school, leaving restricted availability and participation. So, the Maloney’s decided to put the project on the shelf…. until now.
Fast forward…June 2017. With her continued passion to make a difference, Megan, a college marketing & business student, has dusted off the project and has put together an impressive team. She first partnered with Keith Hudson, a family friend and father of pop star Katy Perry, as the CEO. Next, they pitched the concept to Priceline and have joined forces with the Priceline Partner Network to power and provide all the travel related products. With additional strategic partnerships in marketing and brand development, Megan’s unfortunate story has now become her future to see the problem and work to find a solution. As a growing millennial population has a desire to inherently better the world, Megan will help provide the collective an opportunity by connecting hearts around the world,
one trip at a time.
1 in 2 men, 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer,
1 person every 8 minutes under 40 will be diagnosed with cancer in US. http://www.standup2cancer.org
Keith Hudson- Co-CEO of Charity Pro Travel is an accomplished author, motivational speaker and life coach, Keith has a true passion for helping others. As CEO of Hudson Ministries, Keith and his wife Mary, are a dynamic couple that have been ministering around the globe for 35 years.
The Hudson’s have three adult children, Katy (Artist Katy Perry), Angela and David, along with their first grandchild.