Tropic Air gives back to Orange Walk Cancer Support Group

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Press Release – Tropic Air Belize – July 4, 2016 – Tropic Air, The Airline of Belize, has announced the June results of its 2016 nationwide #TropicGivesBack fundraising campaign. For every ticket bought at the month’s selected station, $1 is donated to an organization chosen by our staff stationed in that community. June was the chosen month for Orange Walk, with Placencia coming in July.

As part of the airline’s largest charitable fundraiser of the year, Tropic Air business partners, staff and customers joined efforts and raised $400 for the Orange Walk Cancer Support Group. A check was presented to Badra Coleman of the Group on Friday, July 1st in Orange Walk.

“Like many of our social impact initiatives, the innovation and inspiration comes from our staff who are volunteering in and contributing to their communities”, said John Greif III, Tropic Air’s president. “Donations from this program have made a significant impact across the country, and we intend to extend the program at least another year.”

“When we thought about our nationwide footprint across Belize, and the impact we could make, it inspired us to figure out how to we could donate on a national, yet local level”, said Steve Schulte, Tropic Air CEO. “It’s an excellent opportunity for our staff to give back to local organizations and the members of the community they serve.”

About the Orange Walk Cancer Support Group

The Group was established in 2008 as a non-profit organization dedicated to helping persons suffering from cancer. The Group promotes lending helping hands, cancer education and support, screening, promotion of physical and emotional well being, as well as some financial aid. Its mission is to “share the pain” of those suffering from cancer and to be there for them and their families.

Anyone wishing to make a donation can contact the Group via email at [email protected] or by calling them at 605-8633.


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