Piper Aircraft Inc. and Bimini Bay Resort & Marina are sponsoring a chance drawing for private air travel and a weekend stay (2 nights, 3 Days) for two at the luxury Caribbean hotel to benefit the fight against breast cancer.


The promotion is in support of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the exclusive beneficiary is the American Cancer Society program entitled Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, presented by Sebastian River Medical Center in Sebastian, Fla.


“Everyone knows that American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks help fight breast cancer. We’ve just taken it a step further and are sponsoring a flight for some lucky recipients so they can take a walk on the beach in the Bahamas and help fight breast cancer at the same time,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott.


As part of the promotion, Piper is designing and specially decorating a Seneca V aircraft with the familiar pink breast cancer awareness ribbons. Piper will exhibit the distinctive aircraft on the company headquarters display pad alongside Aviation Boulevard at Vero Beach Municipal Airport.


About Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Every Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about steps to reduce the risk of breast cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with breast cancer research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them. Each step taken is personal, and together the public and the American Cancer Society turn the walk into a victory lap.


About the Bimini Bay Resort & Marina

Bimini Bay Resort and Marina is nestled along the turquoise waters and beaches of North Bimini in The Bahamas. The resort is a master-planned oceanfront community featuring over 480 luxury homes and villas suites, the largest yacht marina complex in the Bahamas, four restaurants, two pools, an open-air shopping village, tennis, children’s play center and a newly opened Beach Club. With its close proximity to South Florida – only 121 nautical miles from Vero Beach, Bimini is known as the gateway to The Bahamas.


About the Piper Seneca V

The airplane is powered by two Continental Turbocharged TSIO-360-RB engines generating 220 hp each. The configuration of multiple entry and baggage doors with the comfort of a cabin-class interior makes the Piper Seneca V the perfect business tool. The Seneca V’s 3,397-pound empty weight provides for exceptional economic performance. At sea level, the Seneca takes off over a 50-foot obstacle in 1,707 feet. At 5,000 feet and 25 degrees Celsius, the Seneca only requires 2,435 feet. Maximum payload is 1,082 pounds. Thousands of Piper Senecas are in operation worldwide providing safe, reliable business travel.


About Piper Aircraft

Piper Aircraft, Inc. is headquartered in Vero Beach, Florida. A global force in aviation, Piper is an investment of the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Brunei. The company offers efficient single-engine and twin-engine trainer, personal and business aircraft. With economical acquisition and operating costs, Piper airplanes deliver the best value available today and into the future. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.


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Piper Aircraft

For further information, contact:
Jackie Carlon
Phone: (772) 299-2900
Fax: (772) 978-6585
Mail to: Jackie.Carlon@piper.com

Note to editors: Chance drawing tickets for the air travel and weekend in Bimini are available by contacting the Piper Pilot Shop at 772-299-2160.