Raising Awareness and Funds in Partnership with The Tutu Project
Press Release – OMAHA, Neb. – Oct. 2, 2017 – For the third consecutive year, Jet Linx has partnered with The Tutu Project to continue its heartfelt (and whimsical) approach to the fight against breast cancer. Throughout the month of October, in tandem with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jet Linx’s entire network of clients, friends and team members across 14 Base locations nationwide come together and don pink tutus in support of The Tutu Project and The Carey Foundation.
Bob Carey, the talented photographer behind The Tutu Project, founded the organization with his wife, Linda, after she was diagnosed with the disease in 2002. In an effort to put a smile on Linda’s face during her darkest days of fighting the disease, Bob began taking photos of himself in a pink tutu.
Today, Bob helps inspire thousands with his awe-inspiring photos and is at it again with a limited edition Jet Linx Tutu Project photo. The photo will be available for silent auction at Jet Linx Base locations and featured in the official 2018 Tutu Project wall calendar. Additionally, Jet Linx will donate $20 as part of its Every Tutu Counts social media campaign for each photo submitted to a Jet Linx Base with the iconic tutus and the #Dare2Tutu hashtag. To date, Jet Linx raised a total of $27,395 for the organization through the #Dare2Tutu social media campaign, silent auctions and member donations. Jet Linx pilots will also be bringing awareness to the skies, with flight crew members wearing pink ties for the month of October.
“It is one of the most fun and rewarding charities we participate in” said Jamie Walker, President & CEO of Jet Linx. “Jet Linx team members, alongside our generous community of clients and friends, proudly wear pink tutus in a bold effort to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer and The Tutu Project.”
“We are very excited that this is our third year working with Jet Linx,” said Linda Carey, co-creator of The Tutu Project & President of the Carey Foundation. “They have been wonderful to work with and they have helped us reach our goals of helping to make the lives and women and men living with breast cancer easier.”
For more information on Jet Linx’s charitable support for The Tutu Project, or to join the movement please visit www.jetlinx.com
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