From Detroit to Rome, over 100 airports in nearly 20 countries held Relay For Life events to raise awareness of the organization's lifesaving research, education and patient programs, and fundraise for the fight to attack cancer from every angle. Delta's Day of Hope follows its Jet Drag and Corporate Relay For Life events on May 3, where Delta people raised over $500,000.
"Connecting the world means caring for it, and no one understands that more than the Delta family," said Gareth Joyce, S.V.P. – Airport Customer Service and President – Cargo. "Year after year, our employees show their full commitment to supporting cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers because at the core of our culture is caring for people — and that means giving back to the communities where we live, work and serve."
Throughout Delta's 17-year partnership with the American Cancer Society, the airline has donated more than $14 million and counting to support the organization's mission to free the world from cancer. Delta also hosts the largest corporate Relay For Life in the U.S. and was recently recognized with a 100 Best Corporate Citizens award by CR Magazine. In addition to events across the company in support of the American Cancer Society, Delta employees actively volunteer their time and talents in addition to an annual paid day of service, which puts over 600,000 additional volunteer hours into communities across the globe.
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