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Special Guest Harrison Ford to Attend 10th Annual Endeavor Awards

Dr. Randy Sherman to be honored posthumously at 10th Annual Endeavor Awards,
award to be presented by Actor Harrison Ford


An inspirational force in aviation and healthcare communities, Angel Flight West is pleased to announce that Dr. Randy Sherman will be honored (posthumously) at the 10th Annual Endeavor Awards in Los Angeles on May 10, 2024. The award will be presented by Actor Harrison Ford and accepted by Sherman’s son Max.

“Randy understood the intersections of aviation and healthcare better than anyone,” says AFW Executive Director Josh Olson. “He helped lead AFW to grow to meet the patient need for access to care. We’re honored to carry on our friend and colleague’s legacy at this year’s Endeavor Awards.”

In addition to most recently serving as director of the Cedars-Sinai Division of Plastic Surgery and Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Dr. Sherman volunteered his time and talent with Smile Train and Operational Smile, providing pro bono medical services to people in need. He joined Angel Flight West as a volunteer 10 years ago and served as an amazing advocate, mentor, and champion for the organization’s cause.

“My dad and Harrison Ford shared a love which every pilot can appreciate” says Randy’s son Max. “The horizon, but more importantly, they were both incredibly aware of the duty that comes with seeing it, Their friendship was forged in using their wings to help their fellow man soar.”

Well known for his acting career, Harrison Ford is a licensed pilot of both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. In March 2004, Ford became the chair of Young Eagles, a program offered by the Experimental Aircraft Association to interest young people in aviation.  He remained in the position for five years, flying more than 280 children in his DHC-2 Beaver.

Ford is an honorary board member of the humanitarian aviation organization, Wings of Hope. In 2010, he flew his Cessna 208 Caravan to Hinche, Haiti with Dr. Sherman to command an airlift of Operation Smile medical volunteers and supplies to provide needed treatment for earthquake victims.

About the Endeavor Awards

Hosted by Angel Flight West, the annual Endeavor Awards® gala celebrates and honors volunteer pilots and provides charitable support to the organizations that coordinate their gifts of flight to serve those in need. Every year thousands of donated flights save lives, provide access to medical care, transport veterans, rescue animals, map environmental data, aid in disaster relief and contribute to the public good in communities nationwide.

More Information

Aviation advocate and businessman Ross Perot Jr. will receive the Inspiration Award at this year’s event, recognizing his long-standing support of our nation’s first responders, veterans, and military personnel. Volunteer pilots Dennis M. Phelan of Angel Flight West and John Rochelle of PALS SkyHope will receive the Endeavor Award, recognizing their dedication to donating flights to serve people in need.

To learn more about supporting or attending the Endeavor Awards on May 10, 2024 visit www.endeavorawards.org or contact Mary Hunter at [email protected].

To donate to the Dr. Randy Sherman Access for All fund, visit https://angelflightwest.org/drshermanfund.

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