Casey Cares and Something mAAgic Foundation Send Critically Ill Children and Their Families to Orlando Amidst Bon Voyage Fanfare at Reagan National Airport
Washington, DC, September 18, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Olney, MD resident and Casey Cares child Sarah P, age 6 ½, who is being treated for a critical illness at Children’s National Hospital, and her family (twin brother, younger sister, and mom and dad) will arrive at the Reagan National Airport on Friday, Sept. 20th at 9:00am. Another Casey Cares child, 7 year old Nicholas and his family will be joining them as well. There will be a “Bon Voyage” party for the families with decorations of SpongeBob for Nicholas and the movie “Rio” for Sarah at their gate. Something mAAgic volunteers have decorated the gate and ticket counter with all of their favorite things to do.
The Casey Cares Foundation will team up with the Something mAAgic Foundation, to send these families on a cost-free vacation experience to Orlando, FL. Sarah and her family will be staying at Give Kids The World Village in Kissimmee, FL , a 70 acre resort that provides memorable experiences to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. They will stay five nights and be treated to all central Florida has to offer.
These trips are part of the Something mAAgic Foundation’s marquee event - mAAgic℠ flight which offers children with chronic or life-threatening medical conditions an unforgettable, cost-free vacation experience in Orlando, FL. At 10:55am they will fly to Orlando, FL. This is the fourth year that they have sent Casey Cares families on their mAAgic flights. Casey Cares provides uplifting and ongoing programs with a special touch to critically ill children and their families. Three Casey Cares families will get these send-offs from Reagan National and BWI Airports this year.
Thirty-eight courageous children and their families from around the globe will participate in the 18th yearly event with travel provided by American Airlines Kids In Need℠ program. Something mAAgic Foundation are employees from American Airlines who help create magical memories for children with chronic or life-threatening medical conditions. The trips are part of the Celebration Vacation program, one of six programs of Casey Cares.
“Something mAAgic Foundation is such an awesome organization, and we are thrilled that they have once again selected Casey Cares as one of their beneficiary organizations for a fourth year in a row,” stated Casey Baynes, Casey Cares Executive Director. “They have created so many smiles and memories for kids and families who are so deserving of this trip.”
“We are so excited to once again sponsor Casey Cares' children for this year's mAAgic℠ flight event,” said Laurie Barragan, Something mAAgic Foundation, President. “We hope to continue working with this wonderful organization for many years to come."