For the sixth year, Jet Linx Aviation is raising money to support breast cancer patients and their families via The Tutu Project and its #Dare2Tutu campaign
At Jet Linx Aviation, the month of October is all about donning a pink tutu. It’s part of the Omaha-based private jet management and jet card provider’s support of The Tutu Project. The charitable initiative supports breast cancer patients and their families.
Jet Linx donates up to $30,000, contributing each time employees, customers, partners, and four-legged friends #Dare2Tutu.
Last year, Jet Linx raised over $92,000 for The Tutu Project. Below, is how the money can provide a positive impact:
- $10 can provide 1 hour of childcare during therapy
- $20 can provide transportation to and from treatment
- $50 can provide for a quality compression garment
- $100 can provide a wig with a fitting
- $500 can provide two mastectomy bras with prothesis
- $500 can provide 12 weeks of counseling
- $1,000 can provide up to five patients up to one month of pain medication
Founded by Bob and Linda Carey in 2003, The Tutu Project is a non-profit organization devoted to providing financial assistance for expenses not covered by insurance, such as groceries, utility bills, and transportation to doctor appointments.
When Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, Bob began taking photos of himself wearing only a pink tutu in public places to put a smile on Linda’s face. The project went viral in 2012 after an appearance on The Today Show and led to the establishment of The Tutu Project.