Delta’s 12th Annual ‘Breast Cancer One’ Survivor Flight Takes Off
Delta 's 12th annual “Breast Cancer One” employee survivor flight took to the skies Tuesday kicking off the airline’s month-long campaign to generate awareness and raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). DL’s pink 767 carried more than 140 employee breast cancer survivors on the flight’s first transcontinental route from JFK to LAX.
“The work we do with BCRF each year has one goal – eradicating breast cancer. This partnership stems from our commitment to not only support each other, but also the communities where we live, work and serve each day,” said Allison Ausband, Delta’s Senior Vice President of In-Flight Service. “With the help of our employees, customers and community partners we will continue to work together to create a better tomorrow.”
“As a global leader, Delta’s commitment has been instrumental in advancing BCRF’s mission to be the end of breast cancer,” said Myra Biblowit, President of BCRF. “Delta’s dedication is deeply personal—underscored by the passion of their employees and customers. In joining forces with the highest rated breast cancer organization in the country and the largest private funder of research in the world, we are confident that, together, we will consign breast cancer to the history books.”
DL employees, customers and their friends and families have raised $11 million for BCRF since 2005, including last year’s efforts of $1.75 million. The collective contributions have funded the vital work of 44 different research projects over the years in the pursuit of eradicating breast cancer.
To further raise awareness and support for breast cancer research, DL employees will wear pink uniforms and sell pink products, including pink lemonade and pink headsets, on board and in Delta Sky Clubs throughout the month of October.