Unsung Hero Contest

Two women, celebrating their victory

Breast Cancer is a disease that is not fought alone. On Oct. 1, 2015, Delta’s iconic “Breast Cancer One” Pink Plane will fly from New York City to Mexico City to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We're giving breast cancer survivors and their unsung heroes an opportunity to join us with Delta's #UnsungHeroContest!

We’ll fly two winners and their unsung heroes to New York City on Sept. 30 where they’ll stay overnight before taking flight onboard Breast Cancer One to Mexico City, Mexico on Oct. 1.  Our pink plane will be full of fun in-flight entertainment with other breast cancer survivors before landing in Mexico. From there, winners and their heroes will enjoy dinners and an exclusive cultural experience in Mexico City before flying back to New York on Oct. 3.

Nominate your unsung hero today for the opportunity to join us on this very special flight.

To Enter the #UnsungHeroContest:

  • Follow @Delta on Instagram
  • Create an Instagram post with an image of you and your Unsung Hero, along with a caption explaining how your hero supported you
  • Include hashtag #UnsungHeroContest in your Instagram post
  • All nominations must be posted by 11:59pm EST on Sep 14 (Instagram account must be public for consideration)
  • Winners will be notified on 9/15
  • Winners must have a valid U.S. Passport and able to travel from Sep 30 - Oct 3

For more important details on how to enter our #UnsungHeroContest and other contest rules, see the full Terms & Conditions.

 
 

Breast Cancer One

Taking Flight For The Fight

On September 30, 2014, Delta's iconic Pink Plane flew from Atlanta to New York for our annual "Breast Cancer One" charter flight. This event celebrates and honors breast cancer survivors and is our way of kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month and another great year of our partnership with BCRF. Each year, the efforts, enthusiasm and generosity of Delta's employees and customers continually bring us one step closer to the cure.

We can all contribute to the fight for the cure. Whether by providing care and support to a loved one affected by breast cancer, or simply by donating to support critical research, every effort plays a part in beating this disease.

 

 
 

Researcher Spotlight

Catching up with five BCRF researchers who have benefited from funds raised by Delta Employees and our millions of Customers world-wide.

More In-depth Information From BCRFCURE.org


Dr. Stuart A. Aaronson


Dr. Stuart A. Aaronson

A BCRF grantee since 2001, Dr. Stuart A. Aaronson’s research has produced important discoveries in the treatment of aggressive breast cancers such as triple negative, HER2 positive and inflammatory breast cancers.

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DR. ADRIAN L. HARRIS


DR. ADRIAN L. HARRIS

Dr. Adrian L. Harris represents one of BCRF’s Delta Air Lines Awards grantees conducting invaluable breast cancer research overseas.

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DR. ROSETTE LIDEREAU


DR. ROSETTE LIDEREAU

Another one of BCRF’s international researchers, Dr. Rosette Lidereau, conducts her work at the Institute Curie in Paris.

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DR. ANNE MCTIERNAN


DR. ANNE MCTIERNAN

Although she is relatively new to BCRF – this is her second year as a grantee — Dr. Anne McTiernan has been conducting breast cancer research for over 25 years.

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DR. SOFIA D. MERAJVER


DR. SOFIA D. MERAJVER

Dr. Sofia D. Merajver focuses her breast cancer research on the processes regulating cancer growth, or metastasis. She has been a BCRF grantee since 2004.

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Research in Action

  • To date, BCRF has raised more than $500 million to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis.
  • BCRF has funded over 7,385,920 hours of research since 1993.
  • 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF is directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs. 
  • Science knows no geographical boundaries and neither do we. In 2014-2015, BCRF will support the work of more than 217 researchers across the U.S, Canada, Latin America, Europe, The Middle East & Australia.
  • Every two minutes, a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • There are nearly 3 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. alone.
  • Every day more than 625 women in the US are diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • 40,000 women will die from breast cancer in 2014.
  • In 2014, about 13,100 cases of breast cancer will occur in women under 20 years old, and approximately 26,275 cases will occur in women under 25.
  • In 2014, more than 2,360 men in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and more than 400 will die from the disease.
  • Death rates from breast cancer have dropped by 30% in the past two decades.
  • More than 90% of breast cancers are being diagnosed and treated earlier – making a major difference in survival rates.

On behalf of Delta Employees worldwide, we would like to thank our customers for their part in helping us to raise over $500 million dollars in direct donations to BCRF as well as for our 31 Delta-funded research projects.

 
 

Survivor Stories

Inspiring stories of strength, endurance and triumph in the face of breast cancer.

STEPHANIE A


STEPHANIE ANDERTON

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2008. As a newlywed who was pregnant with my first child, I was terrified!

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VICKY B


VICKY B

My name is Vicky Barnett. I have been a baggage service agent at the Baggage Operations Control Center in Augusta, Ga., since October 2009.

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Lisa B


Lisa B

There is a story behind every photograph and the one I am sharing is no exception.

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Shirley E


Shirley E

Be familiar with your body! In August of 2011, I got my yearly mammogram.

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Sharon H


Sharon H

I am a survivor… I am a cancer survivor… Those are words I just can’t stop saying.

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Stacey H


Stacey H

On February 27, 2012, I received the devastating news that I had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Mercedes J


Mercedes J

My fight with Breast Cancer began August 3, 2010, in Oklahoma City just two days after we closed on our new home and three days before I became a full-time agent for Delta.

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Alice R


Alice R

In July of 2005, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The journey began when I was first to have a lumpectomy in September of '05.

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Ann R


Ann R

My name is Ann Remy and I am proud to say I am a 32 year breast cancer survivor.

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Rachael R


Rachael R

In October 2013 I did my annual mammogram. A week later, they asked me to come in for a recheck.

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