“For the past 49 years, Mercy Medical Angels has provided more than 250,000 patient trips using transportation on the ground with gas cards, bus and train tickets and in the air with commercial airlines and volunteer pilots,” according to the group. Transportation is also included for patients’ caregivers. In 2020, Mercy Medical Angels provided 24,520 trips for patients nationwide.
The event will not only honor pilots, but also those who have helped support ground transportation, and will serve as a fundraiser for the organization.
“Our goal is to raise funds to continue our mission of removing the barrier to medical care with transportation on the ground and in the air,” the group said.
The Angel Wings and Wheels Virtual Celebration will stream starting at 5 p.m. Eastern time. Register for the event on the Mercy Medical Angels website.
Alyssa J. Cobb
AOPA Senior Director of eMedia and Online Managing Editor
AOPA Senior Director of eMedia and Online Managing Editor Alyssa J. Cobb began working at AOPA in 2004, is a flight instructor, and loves flying her Cessna 170B with her husband and son. Alyssa is also co-host of AOPA Live This Week.