Pilots across the Thomas Cook group of airlines will "FlyPink" in October 2016 as a part of breast cancer awareness month. www.flypink.net
The initiative features pilots donating money to wear epaulettes in place of their usual gold epaulettes to show their support for care, treatment and research of breast cancer. FlyPink is a global aviation industry initiative to help save lives. Wearing pink epaulettes was an original idea from Qantas Captain Susan McHaffie, in Australia. In recent years Cathay Pacific Airlines have participated in the event and Thomas Cook Group Airlines are the first airline in Europe to take part.
Motivation to do something for a close friend and respected colleague whom have battled breast cancer was the reason behind Captain Linton Foat of Thomas Cook Airlines (UK) setting up the initiative in the Airline. The event is a small way to give something back to the organisations that have helped take care of patients battling with the disease. It will be great to see colleagues wearing the epaulettes, raising awareness and financial support for breast cancer charities such as the Christie.
Look out for Thomas Cook Group Airlines in Germany, Scandinavia, Belgium and the United kingdom flying pink and if you would like to show your support then please donate.