Kirvin Doak Communications



LAS VEGAS – Marshall Retail Group (MRG), a WHSmith company, has announced their charitable partnership with Miracle Flights, a non-profit providing free air transportation to people with special medical needs.

With their vast network of retail stores and significant presence in airports across the country, MRG is uniquely poised to help raise awareness and funding for the services provided by Miracle Flights.


“As an organization that prides itself in creating unique consumer experiences, we are nothing short of thrilled to be partnering with the life-changing non-profit, Miracle Flights, that does just that,” said Michael C. Wilkins, chief executive officer of Marshall Retail Group. “We are ecstatic to join Miracle Flights in their efforts to provide transportation for those seeking special medical assistance and are excited for what’s to come as a result of this corporate synergy.”


Kicking off the partnership on Friday, May 28, members from both Marshall Retail Group and Miracle Flights welcomed first-time-flyer Denise, 12, from San Antonio, TX who is battling stage-four cancer with smiles and signs when she and her family landed at McCarran International Airport. Denise and her family took a Miracle Flight to Las Vegas so she could pick up a golden doodle puppy provided by 4E Kennels Healing Hearts that will become her service dog and provide her comfort and support.   


"We are grateful to Marshall Retail Group, for our newly formed partnership and appreciated their team who personally welcomed Miracle Flyer Denise to Las Vegas last month," said Mark E. Brown, chief executive officer of Miracle Flights. "It was Denise's first flight, and the team from MRG created a memory for her that she will never forget."


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About Miracle Flights 

Miracle Flights is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides free air transportation to children and adults who need help reaching specialty medical care only available far from home. The organization, founded in 1985, has provided 136,704 flights and typically books more than 600 flights per month on commercial airlines across the United States. To request a flight, learn more or donate, call 800-359-1711 or visit Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram

About Marshall Retail Group

Marshall Retail Group (MRG), a WHSmith Company, is America’s leading travel retailer in the airport, casino, and resort marketplace. For 65 years, MRG has provided clients with a collection of attractive, successful brands in more than 300 standalone stores across the United States, with over half operating inside 46 airports nationwide. MRG prides itself on ‘creating unique experiences’ for customers by developing distinctive retail store concepts that feature and highlight the local culture, community and lifestyle of the cities in which they are located. MRG, along with the largest electronics-based retailer in the nation, InMotion, are wholly owned subsidiaries of WHSmith, the leading global retailer in news, books, and convenience for the world’s traveling customer.

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