Sea Bags Launches 9th Annual ‘Cure Campaign’

Breast Cancer Awareness Collection Now Available at Seabags.com

Sea Bags, designers and manufacturers of handmade items from recycled sails, will once again sell its popular Breast Cancer Awareness or ‘Cure’ accessories to raise money for breast cancer research. This year represents the company’s ninth year running a ‘Cure Campaign’ and raising thousands of dollars for cancer research in the process. Founded in 1999, Sea Bags started by making fun, functional and stylish totes from reclaimed sailcloth in the historic Old Port district of Portland, Maine. Today, the company makes a diverse line of totes, bags, and home goods, all featuring material from sails that were once actively used.

Available online at www.seabags.com, the ‘Cure’ collection this year comprises a Pink Lobster Cure Tote ($150-$190), a Pink Lobster Cure Wristlet ($30) and a coordinating Pink Lobster Cure Clutch ($45). From October 1- December 31, Sea Bags will contribute 20% of proceeds of the sales of all Sea Bags ‘Cure’ items to the American Cancer Society. *

Beth Shissler, President at Sea Bags, said: “We all know someone who has been touched by cancer. The pink lobster design represents the best of Sea Bags and our Maine roots. By offering a limited collection with a generous gift to the American Cancer Society designated for research, we know we can make both an emotional and financial impact.”

We are so grateful to the folks at Sea Bags for their support,” said Peg Camp, Executive Vice President and Operating Officer of the American Cancer Society’s New England Division. “We are proud that a New England-based company with a national mission recognizes the impact of our cancer research and the ongoing needs of patients and families around the country.

The extensive use of reclaimed sailcloth is unique to Sea Bags. Signs of hard sailing can be seen in every Sea Bags creation, making them as individual and unique as their owner. Sea Bags products are available online at www.seabags.com or at one of its five retail locations in Portland, ME, Freeport, ME, Cape May, NJ, Rockport, MA and Chatham, MA.

Drag Queens Celebrated with Exhibit at Key West Art & Historical Society’s Custom House Museum

Key West’s glitzy and glamorous drag queens have gained applause above and beyond the cabaret stage with “What a Drag!”, an exhibit at Key West Art & Historical Society’ s Custom House Museum in Key West, Florida. More than 300 people gathered for the opening Gala reception on September 18 for a “backstage” look at the talented entertainers and their inspirations, finery, lives, and role in the island’s culture at the exhibit which continues until December 2.WhatADrag_ConchColor_Final

The colorful, zoomed-in view of Key West’s famed queens and the men who embody them features costumes, wigs, shoes, and other finery on loan from the local men who create and portray the flamboyant female characters, carefully curated by Exhibitions Curator Cori Convertito, PhD.

Key West prides itself on being one of America’s most artistic and bohemian cultural centers. Numerous writers, artists, actors and performers have found the island to be a hub of creativity. While many people focus on the well-known works of Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Mario Sanchez, Judy Blume, and the like, many have overlooked the artistic contributions of some of the most recognized performers – Key West’s famed drag queens.

On any given night in Key West, several establishments offer performances known as ‘Drag Shows’. A troupe of men, dressed in ornate women’s attire, perform dance routines in a cabaret setting, sometimes emulating famous vocalists such as Cher, Bette Midler, Madonna and Barbra Streisand. Performers spend hours preparing their makeup, hair, costumes and routines which reveals their artistic qualities.

What a Drag! will explore the place of drag queens in Key West’s community, where they are seen as both celebrities and curiosities. It will also highlight the role they play in community events, with emphasis placed on their frequent participation in local philanthropic and charity events where they donate their time and talents to raise funds for those in need. Exhibition topics will include the queens’ preparations for their daily performances, the cabaret theaters, the famous people that appear in their routines and how the audience perceives the role of drag queens in Key West

Topics include a peek into drag artists’ daily glamour rituals, the cabaret theaters where they perform, and how the audience perceives the role of drag queens in Key West. Also featured are distinctive photographs and the iconic, glittering red shoe from which world-famous drag queen Sushi rings in each New Year by dropping two stories at the stroke of midnight to the delight of throngs on Duval Street and millions of viewers via annual CNN coverage.

The drag queens are central to the life of the LGTB community in Key West but also to local philanthropy,” says Convertito. “There are several charitable events that take place throughout the year, and the queens are always present. Their fundraising efforts-historically and present-day-benefit local non-profits including AIDS Help, the Hospice and Visiting Nurse Association, Helpline, Metropolitan Community Church, the Leukemia Society, Wildlife Rescue of the Florida Keys, and the local SPCA.” Continue reading

Chopard Celebrates The Opening Of Its First Texas Boutique At River Oaks District In Houston

Venerable Jewelry And Timepiece House To The Stars Releases The Chopard ‘Happy Texas’ Limited Edition Timepiece

Chopard, the independent Geneva-based brand synonymous with red carpet glamour and famous for its longstanding ties with the world of classic automobiles, is proud to announce the opening of its first-ever boutique in the State of Texas, at River Oaks District in Houston.

Chopard (PRNewsFoto/Chopard)

Chopard (PRNewsFoto/Chopard)

Over the past years, Houston has developed into a primary luxury market, which is only confirmed by the opening of the brand new River Oaks District,” says Ralph Simons, CEO Chopard North America. “As part of our brand’s expansion strategy, and in response to the increase in demand for our products, we are delighted to launch the first-ever Chopard Boutique in the State of Texas. We look forward to welcoming our clients – known and new – and to guide their discovery of the extraordinary World of Chopard, at our new home in the River Oaks District.

The 1,230 square foot retail location (4444 Westheimer Road, Suite E140, Houston, TX 77027, 713.396.7200 us.chopard.comfeatures wooden floors, plush carpets, wood paneling and various seating areas, all designed to create a luscious, warm and welcoming environment to instantly make customers feel at home. There, the creations of this 155 year old Swiss jeweler and watchmaker are ready to be discovered, including pieces from the High Jewelry, Happy Diamonds, Happy Sport and Imperiale collections for ladies, as well as technical, sophisticated and sports timepieces for men from the L.U.C, Mille Miglia and Superfast collections.

Reflected in all of Chopard’s products is the company’s deeply-rooted passion for the creation of luxurious, unique and contemporary designs, which are produced in-house with traditional craftsmanship and innovative technologies, and with a strong commitment to sustainability.

CHOPARD ‘HAPPY TEXAS’ LIMITED EDITION
The Happy Sport watch, one of the brand’s most iconic designs, was created by Caroline Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard, in 1993. Ever since, Happy Sport has grown into the brand’s most successful collection. Resolutely original, consistently elegant, purposely playful and very Chopard, various creative interpretations have been launched over the years, including Happy Beach, Happy Spirit, Happy Stars… and now: Happy Texas. In celebration of the opening of the River Oaks District boutique, Chopard has redesigned the famous Happy Sport watch with floating diamonds – one of the most fascinating jewelry and timepiece innovations in recent decades – to create a unique, limited edition timepiece that pays homage to the Lone Star State.

"Happy Texas" Timepiece (PRNewsFoto/Chopard)

“Happy Texas” Timepiece (PRNewsFoto/Chopard)

The new ‘Happy Texas’ Limited Edition features seven floating gems – three bright red rubies, three blue sapphires and one white star-shaped diamond – which whirl and twirl freely just above the exquisite watch dial. Emphasizing its exclusivity, only twenty-five numbered pieces of the Chopard ‘Happy Texas’ Limited Edition will be produced.

"Happy Texas" Timepiece and Gift Box (PRNewsFoto/Chopard)

“Happy Texas” Timepiece and Gift Box (PRNewsFoto/Chopard)

On the reverse side of the watch, the sapphire crystal is etched with a Texas star and provides a chance to admire the timepiece’s mechanical self-winding movement, adorned with a straight Côtes de Genève motif. The 36mm diameter steel case is water-resistant to 30 meters, and is engraved with the unique limited edition number. In line with the Red-White-Blue theme, the ‘Happy Texas’ Limited Edition comes with a selection of three different straps in three different materials: bright red alligator, crisp white rubber, and night blue satin. Finally, the watch and wristbands are presented in a luxurious wooden Chopard gift box, with a hand-engraved, commemorative plaque.

The Peninsula Hong Kong Is Pretty In Pink As It Hosts The Glittering Inaugural Pink Tie Fundraising Gala

Funds Raised Will Support the Work of The Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry

THE PENINSULA HONG KONG Entrance

THE PENINSULA HONG KONG Entrance

Guests at THE PENINSULA HONG KONG were tickled pink on Tuesday, 29 September 2015 as the hotel hosted the inaugural PINK TIE FUNDRAISING GALA in support of the HONG KONG HEREDITARY BREAST CANCER FAMILY REGISTRY. An evening of high glamour and big-hearted generosity, the lavish affair saw many of Hong Kong’s influential society figures and best-known personalities stepping out to raise awareness and funds for this worthy cause.

Christie’s Asia Pacific Chairman, Francois Curiel

Christie’s Asia Pacific Chairman, Francois Curiel

Part of PENINSULA IN PINK, a charitable initiative in support of breast cancer charities that is now in its sixth year, the event was themed “The Art of Pink” and included an exclusive auction hosted by Christie’s Asia Pacific Chairman, François Curiel. This featured works of art, specially arranged VIP experiences and other enticing lots donated by generous sponsors, raising a total of HK$ 735,000 for the Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry.Peninsula-Hotels Logo

Established in 2007, THE HONG KONG HEREDITARY BREAST CANCER FAMILY REGISTRY (hereinafter called “The Registry”) is a non-government charity organization dedicated to support the high risk breast cancer programme (HRBCP) in providing free access of genetic screening and consultation for the underprivileged, high-risk breast , ovarian and Prostate cancer patients and their families. The aim of The Registry is to advance and standardize clinical care for this high risk cancer group, in particular of the younger pre-menopausal age group, by formulating preventative measures through data collection, research, public education, counseling and supportive care services in Hong Kong.

Dr Ava Kwong, Chairman of the Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry

Dr Ava Kwong, Chairman of the Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry

Genetic counseling is an important aspect of genetic test. The Registry is dedicated to support health care professionals to be trained in genetic counseling so that guidance and coping skills could be shared with high risk individuals and families. Genetic test results will provide useful information about an individual’s cancer risk. The Registry is keen to support the underprivileged and their families in the HRBCP to undergo genetic testing for BRCA mutations with subsequent aim for intensive screening and to provide advice on preventive measures.

Olivier Thibault

Olivier Thibault

There is increasing data suggesting that certain clinicopathlogical and genetic features of breast cancer is ethnic specific. Research specific to Chinese/Asia population is designed to help improve the management of breast cancer in Asia by tailor-making it specifically to their needs. Collaborative research with international genetic registries will increase understanding of the ethnic differences in hereditary cancers. Through the public educational programs, The Registry promotes and strengthens the understanding of BRCA gene mutation in the local community. Vital information leaflets are produced and distributed to the public and health care professionals on hereditary breast cancer.

Michael Wong

Michael Wong

Over 80 guests attended the event, joining Dr Ava Kwong, Chairman of the Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry, and Ms Rainy Chan, Regional Vice President of The Peninsula Hotels and General Manager of The Peninsula Hong Kong. Among those lending their support was special guest of the evening, the dashing actor Mr Michael Wong, who set the tone for the evening with a Sinatra-worthy performance of songs.

During the evening’s live auction, guests bid on the following eight exclusive, curated lots, which were generously sponsored by a select band of highly charitable donors.

LOT #1: PERRIER-JOUËT BELLE EPOQUE 1996 JEROBOAM

Renowned Champagne house Perrier-Jouët has been crafting wines of exceptional quality for more than two centuries. The Belle Epoque 1996 combines maturity and freshness in a surprising and exceptional illustration of the Perrier-Jouët style, while the jeroboam bottle is decorated with enameled anemones designed by Emile Gallé, one of the pioneers of the Art Nouveau movement of the 1900s.

LOT #2: A private, archeologist-led tour of the Tod’s Group-sponsored Colosseum restoration in Rome, and a pair of made-to-order Gommino Club custom men’s driving shoes. As part of its commitment to preserving Italian culture, Tod’s Group has pledged 25 million euros to finance the complete restoration of Rome’s historic Colosseum, and the brand donated this exclusive private tour of the architectural wonder, led by an experienced archeologist. As well as gaining a unique insight into one of the world’s oldest and most famous buildings, Tod’s also sponsored a made-to-order pair of their Gommino Club signature moccasin driving shoes.

LOT #3: SOVEREIGN ART FOUNDATION: LOVE ME TENDER BY DONGI LEE (2014)

Peninsula - Pink Tie Gala 2015 SAF Dongi Li, Love Me Tender, 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 70x70cm

Peninsula – Pink Tie Gala 2015 SAF Dongi Li, Love Me Tender, 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 70x70cm

Donated by the Sovereign Art Foundation, a Hong Kong-based charity dedicated to helping disadvantaged children though art, this abstract painting by Korean pop artist Dongi Lee was inspired by the Elvis Presley song, Love Me Tender.

LOT #4: Supremely luxurious accommodation for two in the Marco Polo Suite at The Peninsula Hong Kong, including Rolls-Royce transfer, helicopter tour, pink Champagne breakfast and “Pretty in Pink” spa treatment

The city’s Grande Dame, The Peninsula Hong Kong has been setting the bar for luxurious hospitality since 1928, and this remarkable package gives two lucky guests the chance to experience the hotel at its very best. With highlights including accommodation for two in the plush Marco Polo Suite, transfers in one of The Peninsula’s famous Rolls-Royces and a spectacular helicopter tour of the city, this is Hong Kong’s high life at its most blissfully indulgent.

LOT #5: Two-day educational experience at L’ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels on the Place Vendôme and high jewelery atelier tour, including Cathay Pacific business class return flights for two to Paris and accommodation at The Peninsula Paris.

Founded by legendary jewellery maison Van Cleef & Arpels in 2012, L’ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels was set up to offer an unrivaled firsthand insight into the secretive worlds of jewelery and watchmaking. This two-day educational tour of the Place Vendôme institution allows visitors to experience firsthand some of the highly specialized techniques and exceptional craftsmanship that goes into creating the maison’s exquisite pieces, as well as the opportunity to sample the impeccable hospitality at the newly opened Peninsula Paris.

LOT #6: RALPH LAUREN PINK ALLIGATOR RICKY BAG

Peninsula - Pink Tie Gala 2015 - Ralph Lauren Pink Alligator Ricky Bag

Peninsula – Pink Tie Gala 2015 – Ralph Lauren Pink Alligator Ricky Bag

Named in honor of Ralph Lauren’s wife, Ricky Lauren, the elegant Ricky Bag is one of the iconic American brand’s most sought-after accessories. Crafted by hand over 12 hours, the bag is fashioned from high-quality materials such as python, burnished calf, ostrich and alligator, and is instantly recognizable thanks to its signature lock. Continue reading

The Museum Of Modern Art Appoints La Frances Hui Associate Curator In The Department Of Film

The Museum of Modern Art announces that La Frances Hui will join the Museum as Associate Curator in the Department of Film, beginning October 13. In this role, Ms. Hui will serve as a strategic collaborator in driving the department’s extensive calendar of programs, exhibitions, collections and scholarship under the leadership of Rajendra Roy, the Museum’s Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film. She joins MoMA following 15 years at the Asia Society in New York, where she served as Film Curator and Associate Director of Cultural Programs. During her tenure, she curated film series covering a wide spectrum of Chinese cinema, from silent classics to propaganda films to contemporary mainstream cinema and independent films. With expertise in a variety of Asian cinemas, she has also organized series featuring Japanese documentaries, New Wave Japanese cinema, contemporary Thai films, New Wave Iranian cinema, and popular Korean filmmaking.

La Frances Hui (PRNewsFoto/Museum of Modern Art)

La Frances Hui (PRNewsFoto/Museum of Modern Art)

MoMA’s commitment to cinema has always extended beyond North American centers of production to include work from innovative international filmmakers,” said Mr. Roy. “La’s rich knowledge of Asian cinema, combined with her unique professional experience in program development and implementation, will afford us with critical opportunities to engage with a spectrum of moving image artists in ever more essential ways.”

At Asia Society, Ms. Hui presented retrospectives of directors Tsai Ming-Liang, Jafar Panahi, Midi Z, and Shohei Imamura. In addition, she curated a series of independent Chinese documentaries for Film Southasia, Kathmandu and was co-curator of the 36th Asian American International Film Festival (2013), a festival dedicated to Asian and Asian American film and media.

The Museum of Modern Art‘s Department of Film marks its 80th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1935 as the Film Library, it holds one of the strongest international collections of motion pictures in the world—totaling more than 30,000 films between the permanent and study collections—and is a leader in film preservation and a discoverer of emerging talent. Playing an essential role in MoMA‘s mission to collect, preserve, and exhibit modern and contemporary art, the Department of Film was awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 1978 “for the contribution it has made to the public’s perception of movies as an art form.”

Los Angeles LGBT Center To Honor Jane Fonda, With Award Presented By Lily Tomlin at 46th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards

Screenwriter Ron Nyswaner to be Presented Award By Frances McDormand

Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 46TH Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards Saturday, November 7, At The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is proud to announce that two-time Academy Award winner Jane Fonda and Academy Award nominated screenwriter Ron Nyswaner will be honored at the Center’s 46th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards on November 7 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Fonda will receive the award from the incomparable Lily Tomlin, her co-star in the hit show, Grace and Frankie. Nyswaner’s award will be presented by Frances McDormand.20060425154119

Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center’s more than 500 employees and 3,000 volunteers provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy.

One of the nation’s premier LGBT charity events, the Center’s Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards will bring together more than 1,200 LGBT people and their allies to enjoy cocktails, dinner, and entertainment, while celebrating inspirational honorees who exemplify courage, compassion, and a relentless tenacity for creating positive change in the world. The evening also features an extensive silent auction that includes high-end items, packages, and experiences.

This honor means a lot to me. The work that the Center does for the LGBT community, its children, and extended families is profound and essential,” said Fonda, who will soon appear in director Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth.

Fonda became a friend and ally to the LGBT community at a time when celebrities advocating for LGBT rights was almost unthinkable. She campaigned with Harvey Milk against California’s anti-LGBT Briggs Initiative, fought Anita Bryant – the notorious activist who demonized LGBT with a campaign to repeal an anti-discrimination ordinance in Florida – and has been a lifelong supporter of the LGBT community and champion for human rights.

“Since long before I worked with Jane, I was in awe of her energy, activism, and generosity,” said Tomlin. “Three decades later, I am still in awe of her and feel truly privileged to bestow this well-deserved honor. She has earned this over and over and over in her lifetime.

Nyswaner is an openly gay writer, producer, documentary filmmaker, activist and pioneer in LGBT-related films. He’s the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of Philadelphia, the first major studio film to address homophobia and AIDS, and is the winner of a Peabody Award for his film Soldier’s Girl, which tells the true-life story of transgender heroine Calpernia Addams. More recently he wrote Freeheld—starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page—the groundbreaking story of a woman’s struggle to win her lesbian partner’s pension benefits after she’s diagnosed with terminal cancer. He is also the co-creator of the Nyswaner/Salzman Film Archive, the fourth largest LGBT film archive in the United States.

Sponsors of the Center’s Anniversary Vanguard Awards include DIAMOND SPONSOR: Wells Fargo; PLATINUM SPONSORS: AT&T DirecTV and The Palette Fund; GOLD SPONSORS: Anita May Rosenstein Foundation, American Airlines, Comcast NBCUniversal, Nordstrom, Bloomberg Philanthropies, General Motors, U.S. Bank, Van Fletcher & Skip Paul, Southern California Gas Company, Barry McCabe, PacFed, Greg Fullmer/Danny Hawkins/Douglas Dyakon, Curt Shepard & Alan Hergott, and Lionsgate; SILVER SPONSORS: The Huntington, Ralphs/Food4Less, Union Bank, Target, Out@WB, The David Bohnett Foundation, Johnson Controls, The Hyatt Regency Century City Plaza, LabCorp, Rose Greene, Nihon Kohden, UTA Foundation, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.; IN-KIND SPONSORS: Pride.com & The Advocate, LA Pride, Stoli, Pasquini Coffee, and Lesbian News; and OFFICIAL WINE SPONSOR: Kobler Estate Winery

Additional participants and attendees will be announced in the coming weeks. Please visit www.lgbtvanguardawards.org for additional information including details on how to purchase tickets.

Delta Celebrates 11th Annual ‘Breast Cancer One’ Survivor Flight

Airline Kicks Off BCRF Fundraising Campaign With First-Ever International Route And Updated Livery

Delta Air Lines‘ annual “Breast Cancer One” employee survivor flight took flight October 1st, kicking off the airline’s month-long campaign to generate awareness and raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This year marks Delta’s 11th annual survivor flight, which carried more than 140 employee breast cancer survivors on board Delta’s newly painted pink plane on the flight’s first international route from New York City to Mexico City.

Delta recently repainted its iconic "Pink Plane" in advance of the airline's 11th Annual "Breast Cancer One" survivor flight. (PRNewsFoto/Delta Air Lines)

Delta recently repainted its iconic “Pink Plane” in advance of the airline’s 11th Annual “Breast Cancer One” survivor flight. (PRNewsFoto/Delta Air Lines)

Since 2005, Delta employees, customers and their friends and family members have raised more than $9.2 million for BCRF, including last year’s efforts of $1.3 million. The collective contributions have also funded the vital work of 37 different research projects over the years.

“As Delta continues to focus on expansion in Latin America and the Caribbean, we are proud to showcase on a global scale, our commitment to finding a cure,” said Sandy Gordon, Delta’s Vice President – In-Flight Service. “Our 80,000 employees worldwide look forward to this campaign each year and rally together to find new, innovative ways to generate awareness and funds for BCRF. We are grateful for our employees and customers for their continued passion and support as we work together to eradicate breast cancer.”

Delta Air Lines and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 370 destinations on six continents. For more information visit news.delta.com. (PRNewsFoto/Delta Air Lines)

Delta Air Lines and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 370 destinations on six continents. For more information visit news.delta.com. (PRNewsFoto/Delta Air Lines)

Delta’s international Boeing 767-400ER, the “Pink Plane” which has adorned a pink-themed livery since 2010, was due for a repaint this year. As a result, teams in Delta’s Marketing department as well as those in Delta’s TechOps division worked together to design a refreshed look while taking advantage of a unique paint formula to wrap the fuselage in a pink ribbon. In 2012 the aircraft was formally dedicated to the memory of Evelyn Lauder who founded the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in 1993. The aircraft flies international routes and will raise awareness for BCRF around the world this year. Delta’s first pink plane was a Boeing 757 that flew between 2005 and 2010 throughout the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean to generate awareness for the cause.

Images of the BCRF plane on Septeber 20, 2015. © 2015, Chris Rank, Rank Studios

Images of the BCRF plane on Septeber 20, 2015. © 2015, Chris Rank, Rank Studios

The next day, it was a Pink Power party in the Big Apple. The women from Delta’s 11th annual “Breast Cancer One” employee survivor flight were featured this morning on NBC’s “Today” show – branded as #PinkPowerToday. Dressed in pink, of course, survivors spoke with special correspondent and breast cancer survivor Joan Lunden, along with hosts Hoda Kotb – a fellow survivor – and Savannah Guthrie as part of the network’s coverage of breast cancer awareness.
The employee survivors, along with Delta leaders and BCRF executives, traveled from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to the Mexico City International Airport. Survivors were celebrated and honored during a gatehouse event in New York and an event in Aeromexico’s hangar in Mexico City. In Mexico, survivors was treated to an overnight stay which included dinner and a meet-and-greet with Dr. Sofia Merajver, one of BCRF’s world-renowned researchers. Nearly 80 percent of the Delta employees involved are first-time participants.

Colleagues from Delta’s partner airline Aeromexico will took part in this experience, showcasing the international scope of the effort to end breast cancer.

For the second year in a row, select Delta customers who are breast cancer survivors or currently under treatment for the disease and their guests also joined the flight. Delta customers were encouraged to share stories of the person who provided tireless support during their journey through the airline’s Unsung Hero social media contest. As a result, two customers and their unsung heroes were chosen to join Delta employees on this year’s flight.
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In addition to the Unsung Hero contest, Delta also held a SkyMiles Experiences online auction, where three customers donated a total of 263,071 miles, which will go directly toward BCRF and its efforts. The three customers, along with their guests, will also be a part of the flight, totaling 10 total customers on board.

Delta has been instrumental in advancing the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s mission to be the end of breast cancer,” said Myra Biblowit, President of BCRF. “Their passionate and dedicated employees worldwide are a driving force in the eradication of this disease. Delta’s commitment is clear: over the last decade, they have solidly moved the dial on raising awareness and saving lives through research.”

To further raise awareness and support for breast cancer research, Delta employees will wear pink uniforms and sell pink products, including pink lemonade and pink headsets, on board and in Delta Sky Clubs throughout the month of October. Proceeds from the airline’s pink products will benefit BCRF. Additional information, including how to donate, is available on delta.com/bcrf.

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