Delta recognised for commitment to cancer research


Delta Air Lines has been recognised by the Ghana CSR Excellence Awards for its commitment to raising awareness and funding of vital screenings to help eradicate breast cancer in Ghana. The airline has supported the work of Breast Care International (BCI) for more than 12 months, funding vital screenings for women and men across the country.

Delta joined a number of local and global companies at the Ghana CSR Excellence Awards, which are now in their seventh year. The organisers cited Delta’s long-term involvement to raise funds for breast cancer research and valuable support to the Ghanaian market as key factors for the recognition when presenting the award to Delta.

“Through Delta’s partnership, BCI has screened more than 11,600 people for signs of breast cancer in rural regions throughout the country; and of these detected almost 1,300 suspected cases,” said Tad Hutcheson, Delta’s Managing Director Community Engagement. “We are very proud of this work and humbled that together we are changing lives.”

Globally, Delta has been a supporter of breast cancer charities for the past 12 years; and in that time has raised US$12.8million and funded more than 40 research projects to help end the disease.

At Ghana’s Kotoka International Airport, the airline decorated its check-in, gate area and sales office in pink throughout October to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Its staff also wore pink uniforms and pink products were offered on board, including pink lemonade and pink headsets, while Delta One customers each received a special pink amenity kit.

Delta has operated flights to Ghana since 2006, and operates non-stop services four times a week to New York-JFK. In Africa, it also serves Lagos, Nigeria; Dakar, Senegal; and Johannesburg, South Africa. Through the hubs in Atlanta and New York-JFK, the airline offers an unsurpassed network of hundreds of convenient onward connections throughout North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. l Ghana

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