Wheels Up has launched of WHEELS UP CARES, a philanthropic initiative to raise awareness and funds for September´s Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, the company said.
Through the program, a Wheels Up Beechcraft King Air 350i aircraft is custom-designed to represent the established cause to enter the fleet–where it will remain indefinitely–as a flying symbol of each charity´s mission.
WHEELS UP CARES´ King Air 350i joins the Wheels Up fleet benefitting the Janet Burros Memorial Foundation. The inspiration for the teal plane comes from Burros´ children, Wheels Up members Chet Burros, and Mara and Ricky Sandler, who advocate in her honor as trustees of the company´s foundation.
Wheels Up said it plans to donate 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.
Wheels Up is a membership-based private aviation company that reduces the upfront costs to fly privately, while providing flexibility, service and safety.