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08/31/2021

Augusta Regional Airport Hosts Meet-a-Machine Benefitting Childhood Cancer Awareness!

Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) is proud to host the Second 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 15,780 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."

"Despite the challenges of the past year, the Airport was determined to safely put on this event for such an important cause," said Herbert L. Judon, Jr., Airport Executive Director. "As an organization, we stand in solidarity and support of all the young people, their families, and healthcare professionals battling all forms of pediatric cancers. In recognition of support of those lost or battling cancer, you will see a display of gold pinwheels at the entrance of the Airport."

Meet-a-Machine will be held on September 25th 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 www.flyags.ticketleap.com/meet-a-machine-2021 or by scanning below.

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, Bruster?s Ice Cream, JaSalty, Augusta Richmond County Marshal?s Office, Augusta Richmond County Fire Department, Augusta Richmond County Sherriff's Office, Georgia State Patrol, Richmond County School System Police Department, AU Health, and Travis Spears.

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