DL Kicks Off Breast Cancer Fundraiser With Employee Survivor Flight
DL’s annual "Breast Cancer One" employee survivor flight kicked off the airline's month-long campaign to generate awareness and raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This year marks Delta's 11th annual survivor flight carrying more than 140 employee breast cancer survivors on board their newly painted pink plane from JFK to MEX.
"As Delta continues to focus on expansion in Latin America and the Caribbean, we are proud to showcase on a global scale, our commitment to finding a cure," said Sandy Gordon, Delta's Vice President – In-Flight Service. "Our 80,000 employees worldwide look forward to this campaign each year and rally together to find new, innovative ways to generate awareness and funds for BCRF. We are grateful for our employees and customers for their continued passion and support as we work together to eradicate breast cancer."
Colleagues from DL’s partner airline AM are also taking part in this experience, showcasing the international scope of the effort to end breast cancer.
In Mexico, survivors will be treated to an overnight stay which will include dinner and a meet-and-greet with Dr. Sofia Merajver, one of BCRF's world-renowned researchers. Nearly 80% of the DL employees involved are 1st time participants.
Since 2005, DL employees, customers and their friends and family members have raised more than $9.2 million for BCRF, including last year's efforts of $1.3 million. The collective contributions have also funded the vital work of 37 different research projects over the years.
To further raise awareness and support for breast cancer research, Delta 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. Proceeds from the airline's pink products will benefit BCRF.