Angel Flight has been gifted a $10,000 donation by the members of the GP100 at their summer meeting on Thursday night.
“Little bit lighter on turnout tonight than we have in the past, but we’ve got 100 committed members that always donate and the important thing is it goes to the charity and they get what they need,” said GP100 Founder Cole Murphy.
For Angel Flight, it is the second donation of this size in as many months, as they were also recently chosen as the charity of choice by 100+ women who care. Murphy says they’re looking to provide even more money at future events, so the other two charities involved, in this case, Sunrise House and Kidsport, don’t go home empty-handed.
“That’s the hardest part about this, we have three amazing charities come through here each time and there has never been a charity that doesn’t deserve our donation. If we can get up to 200 guys, we can do two $10,000 cheques or we can split it up, we are working on a way so that everybody can be impacted positively.”
GP100 kicked off in 2018 after the success of the 100+ Women Who Care and have to date raised and donated more than $62,000 in the last five meetups.
Started by Edmonton based Dr. Kerry Pawluski in 2006, Angel Flight Alberta offers free of charge flights for anyone needing medical service at hospitals or facilities in Edmonton and Calgary.