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Delta Air Lines, American Cancer Society plan cancer research fundraiser

2 May 2014

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) said it will hold more than 100 fundraising events next week as part of its partnership with the American Cancer Society with a new goal to generate USD1.3m to support research and other endeavors to end cancer.

On May 8, Delta employees will observe the fifth annual Delta Day of Hope, modeled after Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society´s signature fundraising event. Day of Hope events will be held on this day at more than 100 airports around the globe with Delta service including its hubs in Atlanta, New York, Detroit and Minneapolis as well as London-Heathrow, Rome, Tokyo and Sydney.

At Delta´s Technical Operations Center in Atlanta on May 9, Delta employees will compete in a Jet Drag event that will challenge dozens of teams to pull a Boeing 757 aircraft 20 feet in the fastest time. Events will culminate that afternoon with a large Relay For Life event at Delta´s general offices in Atlanta.

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than threem volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. Its website is at

Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry´s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a newly formed joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Additional information is available on, Twitter @Delta,, and Delta´s blog


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