In addition to the $5,000 in artists grants that were awarded at The Chelko Foundation’s 2013 annual fundraiser, Bodies as a work of Art, $10,000 was donated to Angel Flight. The Event was held at the Atlantic Aviation Hangar and their charity partner was Angel Flight…Both Debbie and Paul suffered from lingering illnesses and were often in need of medical care.
Our donation to Angel Flight was our way of giving back in their honor. Angel flight info: Angel Flight knows that illness isn’t stopped by boundaries and believe that cures shouldn’t be either whether those boundaries are geographic or financial. We help by arranging free flights to lifesaving medical treatments! The mission of Angel Flight is to help families get to the hope of lifesaving medical treatments, surgeries and clinical programs as often and as long as necessary to ensure that no one has to go without medical treatment simply due to travel challenges.
Angel Flight arranges free air transportation with volunteer pilots on private aircraft for medically stable and ambulatory patients. This community service is available to those residing in, traveling to or traveling through Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. If needs extend beyond this service area, we they partner with sister organizations via the Air Care Alliance to meet the needs of the community. In 30 years of service to the community, more than 25,000 mission flights have been arranged to help families in need. Last year alone, Angel Flight Soars arranged 2,500 missions – that’s 7 missions a day, 7 days a week. Patients from newborn to 100 years in age with 223 different medical afflictions from 44 states and 8 countries were flown to the treatments they required. This year, they want to do even more and needs your help to help even more families!
These Angels are ready to take flight to help families get the hope of lifesaving medical treatments! If you need their help or would like to help support the mission, please do so today.
ANGEL FLIGHT UPDATE:
Dear The Chelko Foundation:
Thank you for making a difference by naming Angel Flight Soars the beneficiary of your event held in Atlantic Aviation’s hanger at Dekalb Peachtree Airport. It was a huge success raising a total of $10,000 to support our mission! Additionally, it provided a wonderful opportunity to educate and reach the community to let them know that we are here to serve.
The Angel Flight Soars philosophy is that travel should never stand in the way of children receiving medical care; and our volunteer pilots are ready to act as angels in the lives of others. We are totally committed to our mission of removing the obstacle of transportation for individuals with medical and financial needs. Therefore; our pilots will take flight to get patients to the hope of lifesaving treatment. And, all of our services are free!
We appreciate your kindness in thinking of our cause. You are priceless to us and the lives touched by our service!