Last updated: 11:30 AM ET, Wed September 28 2016

Delta Air Lines Hosts Annual Breast Cancer One Flight

Airlines & Airports | Delta Air Lines | Donald Wood | September 28, 2016

Delta Air Lines Hosts Annual Breast Cancer One Flight

Photo: Delta’s Breast Cancer One plane. (Photo via Delta Air Lines)

On Tuesday, Delta Air Lines hosted its 12th annual "Breast Cancer One" employee survivor flight as part of its month-long campaign to raise awareness and funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

Delta’s pink airplane carried more than 140 employee breast cancer survivors from New York City to Los Angeles after officials from the airline and executives from BCRF helped kicked off the celebration at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. Once the passengers arrived in Los Angeles, they were treated to a special evening at the JW Marriott.

The Los Angeles dinner party celebrated the survivors and featured guests like comedian Wanda Sykes and co-founders of BCRF's Women's Cancer Research Fund Rita Wilson, Jamie Tisch, Kelly Meyer Quinn Ezralow and Marion Laurie.

“As a global leader, Delta's commitment has been instrumental in advancing BCRF's mission to be the end of breast cancer,” said BCRF President Myra Biblowit. “Delta's dedication is deeply personal—underscored by the passion of their employees and customers. In joining forces with the highest rated breast cancer organization in the country and the largest private funder of research in the world, we are confident that, together, we will consign breast cancer to the history books.”

Joining the survivors on the flight were three Delta customers who donated a total of 205,001 airline miles to help BCRF. The donations are just the latest in a long line of contributions made by the airline, its employees and customers. In total, $11 million has been raised for BCRF since 2005, including $1.75 million donated last year alone.

For October, Delta employees will wear pink uniforms and sell pink products, including pink lemonade and pink headsets throughout the month. For more information on Delta’s Breast Cancer Research Foundation, check out the airline’s official website.

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