From uniforms to planes and much more in between, Delta turns all things pink in October – including Sky magazine – to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.In this month’s issue, Good Morning America anchor and breast cancer survivor Amy Robach shares how she unexpectedly became the starring character of her own news story three years ago. Fellow anchor and breast cancer survivor Robin Roberts encouraged Robach to do an on-air mammogram because it “would save a life.” Robach just didn’t realize at the time it would actually save hers.
“Thank God I got that mammogram,” she says. “Time was not on my side.”
Robach was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer, despite having no family history of the disease. Today, she is cancer-free, but her lifelong battle continues.
“The mental battle is more difficult than the physical one, because you’re always waiting for the cancer to come back… I tell myself I’m still fighting,” she says.
Since 2005, Delta’s employees, customers and their friends and families have raised $11 million for BCRF, including $1.75 million just last year. Soon, Delta’s famous “pink plane” will kick off the airline’s month-long campaign with a special flight from New York to Los Angeles carrying 140 breast cancer survivors and caregivers, many of whom are Delta employees.
5 other things to know about Delta this month, from Sky:
- This month, Delta launches service between New York-JFK and both Charlotte and Nashville, making it easy to visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame or catch a show at the Grand Old Opry or Ryman Auditorium.
- Delta celebrated back to school by adding the University of North Carolina, NC State University and UCLA to its roster of partner universities. The airline now has a total of 17 partnerships with colleges around the country.
- Terminal 3 is Delta’s new shared home with joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic for all flights arriving to and departing from London-Heahtrow.
- The newest Delta Sky Club opens this month in Seattle near concourse A/B. Stop in for views of Mount Rainier, healthy food featuring Seattle flavors and Washington wines chosen by master sommelier Andrea Robinson.
- While Delta may be known for its coast-to-coast air service, this season it’s also hitting the court on both coasts as the official airline and charter partner of the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks.