The Sue Baer Runway Run at Newark Airport was held in conjunction with Angel Flights whose mission is to arrange free air transportation so children and adults may access life-saving medical care.
According to Barbara Sica , Angel Flight NE is a nonprofit organization that coordinates flights throughout the Northeast for children and adults who need to access life-saving medical care outside of their region. We provide our services for free and for as long and as often as a patient needs our assistance. Since our founding, we have arranged over 74,000 children and adults on more than 65,000 flights and flown over 14 million miles. Nearly 35% of our flights are coordinated for patients from the New York/ New Jersey area. We have over 135 pilots for this area as well that donate their time, private general aviation planes, fuel and compassion to assist patients in need of air transportation. We also have partnerships with commercial airlines such as JetBlue and Cape Air who provide us free seats on their aircraft.
This is the 2nd year that the NIAMCO and the New York/New Jersey Port Authority has held this event to benefit Angel Flight NE. Last year alone the funds raise from the Run the Runway assisted us to coordinate more than 80 flights of healing and hope.”