Chronically or critically-sick kids can fly in planes for free on Saturday in Greenville

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A local non-profit group will host a free, annual event to let chronically and critically-ill kids fly in a plane this Saturday in Greenville.

The Free To Be Me Foundation will host the 7th annual Fly Free To Be Me event all day on Saturday, May 11,  at the Pitt-Greenville Airport, located at 400 Airport Road in Greenville.

The free, public event will feature airplane and helicopter rides for children who are chronically and critically ill, along with food, games, bounce houses, excavators, tractors, fire trucks, police cars, and other equipment for kids to explore.

The Free To Be Me Foundation was started in 2012 by Mike Roberson, President of SCI Technologies in Greenville, who had a vision of taking severely-ill children flying, with an all-inclusive day for families to build memories and forget about their child’s sickness.

For details on attending or volunteering at Fly Free To Be Me 2019, contact organizers by calling 252-902-7974, or by emailing

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