Congratulations to Dr. Kevin D’Angelo for winning the Endeavor Award! Many thanks to all who voted and helped him win. The Endeavor Award was created in 2014 as a national celebration honoring public benefit aviation volunteer pilots and the great humanitarian organizations they serve. The foundation donates $15,000 to the charity of the winner’s choice; Dr. Kevin picked “Wings-Flights of Hope” here in Buffalo as the recipient. Wings was founded by Joe DeMarco, a close friend of Dr. Kevin’s, after Dr. Kevin took him on one of his own flight missions, where Joe realized that this was what he wanted to do.
Wings provides free transportation via private airplane for patients in need of transport to medical facilities across the northeast, and even allows for the families of the patients to fly for free as well. Dr. Kevin is one of a select few devoted pilots who give hope and wellness to patients and families who may not have been able to make the trip to the receive the best treatment possible. Besides volunteering for Wings, Dr. Kevin also organizes and leads his own dental missions in our community, throughout the U.S., and also in Third World countries. He will fly to Los Angeles in May to accept his award.