The Pediatric Pain Warrior Program’s virtual retreat, which began in May, has been busy providing education, interaction, and social events for kids and their families. Among the many activities is an awareness campaign featuring, “Pediatric Pete the Penguin Warrior,” an adorable mascot who has begun making his way throughout the United States.

So far, Pete has traveled to 23 states as well as British Columbia, Canada. Pete’s adventures with different pediatric pain warriors have been documented and can be seen in the slideshow below.

Charlotte White, age 12, said, “It has been a really fun experience sending him to family and friends across the U.S. He’s such a cute little guy spreading the word about pediatric pain. His body armor shows how tough a pediatric pain warrior must be. He just makes people happy.”

“We wanted to show the kids that even though they cannot be together in person for the retreat this year, they are always connected,” says Director of Pediatric Pain Warrior Program Casey Cashman. “It’s also a great way to raise awareness about pediatric pain when people share his adventures on social media.”

To take Pete on an adventure near you, sign up for the Virtual Retreat here. To see some recent posts about Pete on Facebook, click here.

Thank you to Johnson & Johnson and  Genentech for sponsoring the virtual retreat.