Pitt County's Free To Be Me gives kids a chance to soar
By Andrea Blanford, Morning Edition Anchor - email
Free To Be Me
WINTERVILLE, N.C. -
Pediatric cancer and other chronic illnesses can keep kids from finding the joy in their young lives, but a local pilot is working to change that. The 2nd Annual Free To Be Me event is coming up Saturday, May 11th in Pitt County.
Pilot Mike Roberson dropped by Morning Edition to talk about the event he created with the help of other local pilots. For one day these pilots give kids who are battling cancer and their families who are always there to support them a way to have fun and let their imaginations soar. They'll take rides in airplanes, play games and enjoy some good food.
Riley's Army, The Dream Factory, and Beau's Buddies are sponsoring Free To Be Me. It'll be held Saturday, May 11th at South Oaks Aerodome in Winterville.
To learn more about how you can register your family for Free To Be Me, visit their website here: flyfreetobeme.com
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