Pediatric Cancer Patients to Ride Snoopy Blimp

By Ari Mason
|  Thursday, Jun 20, 2013  |  Updated 5:03 PM EDT
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Pediatric Cancer Patients to Ride Snoopy Blimp

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Four pediatric cancer patients will have the opportunity to ride the MetLife Snoopy Blimp this Saturday, thanks to a partnership with the Believe In Tomorrow National Children's Foundation.

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This Saturday, four children battling cancer will take to the skies for a once-in-a-lifetime ride in the MetLife Snoopy blimp.

The opportunity comes from a partnership between MetLife and the Believe In Tomorrow National Children’s Foundation, which provides housing services for seriously ill children and their families while young patients are undergoing treatment.

Believe In Tomorrow calls the blimp “the world’s most unique flying machine” and hopes the experience will help patients look forward to a brighter, healthier future. According to a foundation press release, the children will learn how to fly the blimp and will even be able to take the wheel.

The blimp rides will begin at 9 and 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hartford-Brainard Airport.

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