Hope Flies

Imagine that your child is sick or injured, and in need of medical help that is only available at a hospital hundreds of miles away.

Imagine, too, that you have no safe or affordable way to get him there.

Enter Children’s Flight of Hope.

Conceived in 1990 by Triangle pilot and businessman Al Wethington, CFOH combines the talents of pilots, medical personnel and community volunteers to provide free air transportation to and from medical treatment for seriously ill or injured children.

Here’s how you can help: Attend or support A Vintage Affair, a celebration of the mission of CFOH featuring fine wines, cuisine from the area’s finest restaurants, entertainment, and live and silent auctions.

This year’s event celebrates the American tradition of aviation, specifically highlighting the early 1900s, and includes the Wheel of Wonder game, a Wine Wall and a Jewelry Pull.

A Vintage Affair is CFOH’s largest annual fundraiser; with the help of funds raised through this annual event, the organization has completed 270 flights so far in 2015.

A Vintage Affair takes place on Friday, Nov. 6 from 7 to 11 p.m., at the private TAC Air Hangar at the RDU International Airport. Individual tickets are $100 each and include sampling of all food and tasting wines, and participation in all aspects of the evening. 

For tickets or more information, visit childrensflightofhope.org.

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