Delta employees aim to raise more than USD1.7m to support American Cancer Society

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has kicked off the seventh annual Delta Day of Hope at 112 airports worldwide to raise more than USD1.7 million to support the American Cancer Society, the company said.

Delta Day of Hope is a worldwide celebration taking place in airports from Atlanta to Narita. The global event is modeled after the Society´s popular Relay For Life, where communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember lost loved ones and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much.

Delta has partnered with the Society for 14 years and has committed to exceed its 2015 fundraising total. The airline has collected more than USD1.0 million for the Society so far this year.

Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 324 destinations in 58 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft.