October 13, 2016 – Hope is in the Air
Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) 12th annual “Breast Cancer One” employee survivor flight takes to the skies today, kicking off the airline’s month-long campaign to generate awareness and raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Delta’s iconic pink plane will carry more than 140 employee breast cancer survivors on the flight’s first transcontinental route from New York City to Los Angeles.
“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 – In-Flight Service. “With the help of our employees, customers and community partners we will continue to work together to create a better tomorrow.”
Delta leaders and BCRF executives will join the survivors for a kickoff celebration at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The group will then take off for Los Angeles International Airport where survivors will be treated to a special evening at the JW Marriott, Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.
The dinner event will celebrate the survivors, discuss cancer research milestones and include special guests Wanda Sykes and co-founders of BCRF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund Rita Wilson, Jamie Tisch, Kelly Meyer Quinn Ezralow and Marion Laurie. The dinner will also include a meet-and-greet with Dr. Sofia Merajver, one of BCRF’s world-renowned researchers.