Delta´s has kicked off its annual campaign to generate awareness about breast cancer with the Breast Cancer One employee survivor flight, the company said.
The survivor flight raises money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
This year marked Delta´s 14th annual survivor flight, which carried more than 140 employee breast cancer survivors and nearly 10 customers on board the airline´s iconic pink plane from Atlanta to Boston.
The employee survivors, along with Delta leaders and BCRF executives, were celebrated and honored during a kickoff celebration at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport and as well as an arrival gatehouse celebration at Logan International Airport and a special evening event in Boston.
Since 2005, Delta employees, customers and their friends and families have raised USD 14.6 million for BCRF, including last year´s efforts of USD 2 million. The collective contributions have funded the vital work of 54 different research projects over the years in the pursuit of eradicating breast cancer. â
BCRF is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. BCRF provides critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship. Since its founding in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, BCRF has raised more than half a billion dollars for lifesaving research. In 2017-2018, BCRF will award USD 59.5 million in annual grants to more than 275 scientists from top universities and medical institutions around the globe.
Delta Air Lines, a leader in domestic and international travel, offers flights to over 300 destinations in 60 countries. Delta´s headquarters and largest hub are located at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.