You probably wouldn’t know it by looking at him, but John, a father of three and husband to Lynn, is battling cancer. Take the stresses of everyday life: getting the kids to school on time, paying the bills, keeping the family generally happy and healthy. Then, top that with cancer. Now you’re in John’s world.
It’s not hard to imagine that these circumstances could quickly feel overwhelming. All of a sudden, you’d be a fighter in a battle that you were never prepared for. Unfortunately, John’s story is not uncommon. Hundreds of thousands of Americans battle a serious illness every day. Southwest Airlines is committed to families facing serious illness. That’s why we provide complimentary travel to nonprofit organizations like For Pete’s Sake which aims to strengthen the hearts, minds, and souls of these courageous individuals as they battle the psychological, emotional, economic, and spiritual trauma that accompanies a cancer diagnosis.
For Pete’s Sake sent John and his family to Disney World in Orlando for an entire week. It was John and Lynn’s first flight since they had children and it was their children’s very first flight. Southwest was proud to have a small part in this special vacation. They spent their days laughing and playing.
“We did not have to WORRY about life, but instead, enjoy it!” John said.Read more at www.blogsouthwest.com
It is stories like John’s that remind us that travel is not always just for times when you “wanna get away;” sometimes it is for times when you have to get away. Whether it is for necessary medical treatment or for a time of rejuvenation with your family, Southwest is here to share that journey with these courageous families.
If you live near or will be in Northampton, Massachusetts on Oct 30th, you should definitely stop by and “Show Them Your Support!”
Artistic depictions of ladies’ undergarments will be center stage at the upcoming “Show Us Your BRA!” gala and auction on Oct. 30 at Look Park in Northampton.
The event, started by Judith Fine, the owner of the Northampton intimate apparel store, Gazebo, benefits the Breast Form Fund, an organization started in 1994 to offer financial assistance to underserved women coping with breast cancer.