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Delta Air Lines Supports Rady Children's Hospital with $50,000 Grant

Delta Air Lines, a proud partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1997 recently expanded its support of Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego with a grant of $50,000 to fund important endeavors.

The first $25,000 will establish the Delta Air Lines Surgical Services Child Life Fund, which will support expanding the hours of Child Life Specialists within the Surgical Services department at Rady Children’s. Expanding this crucial service will ensure that more children receive pre-operative tours and education, as well as psychological preparation for surgery, helping to make the often scary process of surgery a little less intimidating for our young patients.

Additionally, Delta stepped up as the largest sponsor of the 2017 Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station. The Ice Rink is an outdoor skating arena open to the public during the holiday season. All sponsorship dollars and donations from the rink support patient care and supportive programs at Rady Children’s Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, the largest pediatric cancer center in the region.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to over 300 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Delta’s Community Engagement year-round commitment involves hospital fundraising, public awareness through their network, employee volunteerism, and the underwriting of air travel for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and its beneficiaries. With more than 80,000 employees worldwide, the spirit of giving embodied by Delta employee volunteers symbolizes the heart and soul of Delta people worldwide. It’s because of their service that Delta is recognized as more than just an airline, but also a leader in corporate social responsibility.