JetBlue crew members participated in the eighth annual plane pull at JFK airport to raise awareness for the ´Joining Against Cancer in Kids´ (J-A-C-K) Foundation, the airline said.
“Bobbies” from London´s police department competed against teams including JetBlue crew members and members from local authorities including the NYPD and FDNY to raise funds for childhood cancer research.
Proceeds from the annual plane pull benefit The J-A-C-K Foundation and families impacted by pediatric brain cancer, as well as fund research to create international awareness for neuroblastoma. Last year´s event raised $123,000.
JetBlue also unveiled its newest special livery — “Blue Finest” — dedicated to New York City´s more than 36,000 officers. The Airbus 320 aircraft is adorned with the NYPD flag, badge, and shield.
The J-A-C-K Foundation was set up by Richard and Yvonne Brown, both officers with the Metropolitan Police Department, to help fund research after their son Jack was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Before Jack´s untimely death, JetBlue provided transportation for him to and from his treatment facilities in the US.
JetBlue carries more than 38 million customers a year to 101 cities in the US, Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 1,000 daily flights.