Paragon Aviation Group’s annual “Fly for a Cure” campaign exceeded their donation goal of $1,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. with a total donation of $1,475. The purpose of the “Fly for a Cure” campaign was to raise awareness and money during October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness month with the help of their teddy bear mascot, Theodore.
Theodore’s goal was to “fly” to as many FBOs as possible during the month and for each FBO visit, Paragon Aviation Group made a donation on their GoFundMe donation page. When Paragon Flight Training Co., a nationally recognized flight academy, learned of the “Fly for a Cure” campaign on social media, they gave Paragon Aviation Group a challenge. If Theodore could get to their Fort Myers, FL academy based at Page Field Airport (KFMY), Paragon Flight Training would donate $1,000. With the help of Augusta Regional Airport (KAGS) in Augusta, GA and a willing flight crew, Paragon Aviation Group accomplished the challenge.
Theodore visited over 60 FBOs during the month starting from Henriksen Jet Center (KTME) in Houston, TX on October 1st. He traveled coast-to-coast from New York to California with notable stops at Ross Aviation (KHPN) in White Plains, NY to Clay Lacy Aviation (KVNY) in Van Nuys, CA. Theodore even enjoyed a little relaxation with a visit to Odyssey Aviation (MYNN) in Nassau, Bahamas.
Paragon would like to thank everyone in the aviation community who helped Theodore along his journey and helped him “Fly for a Cure”! For more information or to make a donation, visit www.flyforacure.net or www.gofundme.com/f/theodore039s-fly-for-a-cure.