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Published: 28/09/2016 - Filed under: Home » News »

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Delta has launched its 12th annual employee survivor flight on September 27, 2016 to launch the airline's month-long campaign to generate awareness and raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

The plane carried over 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."

The survivors will be treated to a special evening at the JW Marriott, Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. 

Celebrities and researchers will join the celebration including 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.

Delta employees have raised money and awareness over the years in support of BCRF.  During the month of October Delta employees will wear pink uniforms and sell pink products including pink lemonade and pink headsets on board and in Delta Sky Clubs. 

Customers are welcome and encouraged to get in on the fun.  Visit for all of the details and to learn personal stories. 

By Elizabeth Atkinson

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