Augusta Regional Airport Partners with the Children’s Hospital of Georgia to Tackle Childhood Cancer
Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) has partnered with the Children’s Hospital of Georgia to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. According to the National Cancer Institute, there will be an estimated 11,060 new cases of children from birth to age 14 diagnosed with different forms of cancer during 2019. This campaign is organized as a way to increase awareness and raise funds to support the research into the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and cure of all childhood cancers.
The Airport will begin selling gold pin-wheels for $1 each, today, August 20th. These pin-wheels will be placed by the Airport’s main entrance sign during the month of September. To purchase a pin-wheel you may visit AGS between 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“Community partnerships play a big role in helping raise funds for the Children’s Hospital of Georgia,” said Catherine Stewart, associate director of Development at Children’s. “We are proud to partner with Augusta Regional Airport’s leadership and staff to bring awareness to all of our pediatric patients going through cancer treatment.”
“We are humbled to participate in this venture with the Children’s Miracle Network to raise funds and bring attention to such an important cause,” said Herbert Judon Jr. Airport Executive Director.