CT Governor Dannel Malloy (third from left) welcomed the 11 Board members to the newly created CT Airport Authority, and swore them into service prior to the start of their first meeting at the Legislative Office Building on October 14th. He then promptly instructed them to “Get to work”, reminding them all of the great potential that Bradley international and the 5 General Aviation airports under their purview hold.

In an effort to raise awareness for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, BDL Delta Station Manager Al Garvey challenged his staff- “raise $5,000 dollars in thirty days and I will wear a pink dress to work.” The reaction has been strong, and the ramp is promoting the efforts along with gate announcements and word of mouth. To help make Al wear pink, you can send donations made out to ” BCRF ” c/o Delta Airlines BDL, Administrative Office, Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, CT 06096

Delta is issuing a “pink challenge” to employees to raise awareness and money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Employees are encouraged to come up with creative ways to promote the campaign and raise money for breast cancer research and treatment. Previous fundraising examples included flight attendants doing back flips in the aircraft aisle, employees selling pink feathered boas and lemonade in neighborhoods, and spray painting a car pink.

To date, Delta employees and customers have raised $3.5 million for BCRF, funding 13 research projects. Delta’s goal for this year is to exceed the $1 million donation put forth in both 2010 and 2009.