Wheels Up Unveils New Teal King Air 350i to Raise Ovarian Cancer Awareness

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Wheels Up has unveiled its second specially painted King Air 350i focused on raising awareness of cancer; this time for ovarian cancer. Additionally, the company launched WHEELS UP CARES, a philanthropic initiative for raising awareness and funds for benefiting the Janet Burros Memorial Foundation. The inspiration for the Teal Plane comes from Janet’s children, Wheels Up members Chet Burros, and Mara and Ricky Sandler, who advocate in her honor as trustees of the Foundation.

“Just as Wheels Up has transformed private aviation, we set out to create an innovative way to inspire others to support great causes and ‘UP’ the way they care,” said Dichter. “We are a company with a social responsibility, and this effort reflects our commitment, and that of our members, to help make the world a better, safer and healthier place. It’s rewarding to the see impact that the WHEELS UP CARES aircraft have on the tarmac and in the air, flying from city to city to generate awareness for important causes all year long.”

Wheels Up has been donating a portion of the fee for each membership purchased during the month of September 2016 to the Janet Burros Memorial Foundation. The Foundation was established to raise awareness and support the early detection, prevention and treatment of ovarian cancer; the funding recipient of the Wheels Up Teal Plane initiative will be the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance.

“We are proud to be a part of the Teal Plane initiative and appreciative of Wheels Up for its support of a cause so close to our hearts,” said Mara and Ricky Sandler. We are in awe of the teal King Air 350i and hope it encourages people to support and donate to ovarian cancer research.”

“It’s time to bring attention to ovarian cancer, the most fatal form of gynecological cancer, which is commonly referred to as the silent killer,” said Chet Burros. “The Teal Plane serves as a tribute to all of the families who are affected by ovarian cancer and I am enthusiastic that our partnership with Wheels Up will make a difference by raising awareness and increasing support for needed research.”

The Teal Plane joins the Wheels Up Pink Plane, a custom Beechcraft King Air 350i, now in its second year of flight which we wrote about last year. The Pink Plane continues to support the work being done at Dubin Breast Center of the Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai in New York City.

More information about the program can be found at www.wheelsup.com/wheelsupcares

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