Paragon Aviation Group’s “Fly for the Cure” campaign has once again taken off. During the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month, Paragon sends “mascots” to fly to as many FBOs as possible to raise awareness about early detection and to raise money for breast cancer research. The campaign has a $5,000 donation goal for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
How the “Fly for the Cure” Campaign Works
Each “mascot” is actually a teddy bear dressed up to represent an aviation worker. The original mascot, Theodore, is a pilot while Miss Juliet represents the flight attendants. The newest mascot, Captain Romeo, is an Air Force Officer.
Each mascot is flown by a real pilot from one FBO to another. Pilots who participate in the campaign can receive a $10 Starbucks eGift card, a $10 Venmo credit, or choose to donate the $10 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
In October 2020, Theodore, the original mascot, completed his journey with Paragon Flight Training, a flight academy based at Page Field Airport in Fort Myers, Florida. For every FBO Theodore visits, both companies, Paragon and the FBO will donate $100 totaling up to $1,000. In 2020, Theodore visited more than 60 FBOs and exceeded the donation goal by raising over $1400 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
This year, the new mascot Captain Romeo began his journey on October 1, 2021, from Ross Aviation-Scottsdale. For every FBO Captain Romeo visits, Paragon will donate $10 to the Foundation and they will up the donation to $20 for FBOs that are part of the Paragon Network. Meanwhile, Miss Juliet began her journey internationally at ExecuJet Munich. She is flying with Luxaviation Group’s fleet. Like with Captain Romeo, Paragon will donate $10 for every FBO visited and $20 for every FBO in the Paragon Network.
The mascots and their pilots aren’t the only ones who can participate in the campaign. Paragon is asking each FBO to take a team photo of everyone wearing pink and post the pic to any of Paragon’s social media pages. Teams who participate should use the hashtags ParagonThinksPink or FlyfortheCure when posting the pictures. Paragon will donate $5 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for every photo posted with one or both of these hashtags.