Flying the friendly skies for breast cancer

October 1, 2008 3:36:51 PM PDT
Get ready to see pink. October is breast cancer awareness month and there are all sorts of events to raise awareness and money for research.

Wednesday, some cancer survivors took to the skies from LaGuardia.

Airplanes are usually trimmed with red, white and blue, but today one was trimmed with pink and so are the passengers, all in the name of breast cancer.

All the women at the airport Wednesday were breast cancer survivors, and employees of either Delta or Northwest.

They were headed to Minneapolis and back just for fun.

It's Delta's way of showing support for its employees and it's not just support, it's awareness, and money. Employees can buy pink ties, turtlenecks, bracelets and dresses to wear to work, and regular passengers on any Delta or Northwest flight can purchase pink lemonade, and the money raised goes to the breast cancer research foundation.

Delta has raised a $1 million since 2005, but with a down economy, not everything is so rosey.

For more on breast cancer awareness month, visit, ---
STORY BY: Eyewitness News reporter Lauren Glassberg

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