Augusta Regional Airport Hosts Third Annual Meet-a-Machine Benefitting Childhood Cancer Awareness!
Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) is proud to host the Third Annual Meet-a-Machine benefitting the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. According to the National Cancer Institute, there will be an estimated 10,470 new cases of children, from birth to age 14, diagnosed with different forms of cancer each year.
The Meet-a-Machine is a family event that provides the public the opportunity to see, touch, and learn about multiple types of vehicles. These vehicles include emergency response vehicles, planes, aircraft equipment, construction equipment, and much more. The event is designed to raise funds to support the research into the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and cures of childhood cancers.
“We are grateful for the Augusta Regional Airport’s continued support of the Children’s Hospital of Georgia,” said Kelsey McCullough, CMN Philanthropy Coordinator. “The funds raised by this organization greatly impact our patients.”
“We are, once again, honored to host the “Meet a Machine” event and to do our small part to highlight the impacts of pediatric cancer and the important and outstanding work the Children’s Hospital of Georgia does in this space,” said Herbert L. Judon, Jr., Airport Executive Director. “We are appreciative of the many individuals and organizations that display their “machines” for this event. It is heartwarming to see the patience and kindness these individuals convey when children interact with their “machines”. “As you travel through AGS you will also see a display of gold pinwheels at the entrance of the Airport. These are a small recognition of those lost or battling cancer.”
Meet-a-Machine will be held on September 17th from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. by Hangar One at Augusta Regional Airport. Tickets are $5 per adult. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at https://flyags.ticketleap.com/meet-a-machine-2022/
This event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors; Children’s Hospital of Georgia, Portable Services, Textron, Chick-f-la, Coke-a-Cola, iHeart Media, Cakes by Rosemary’s Daughters, The Bearded Chef, Bay & Scrap, River City Coffee, and Prime Time Bar & Grille.