Through generous donations from Delta pilots as part of our annual holiday tie fundraiser, the Delta Pilots Charitable Fund supports the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research’s mission of ending childhood cancer. For the second year in a row, DPCF proudly donated $10,000 to Rally at a March 13 event in Atlanta.

Pictured: First Officer Tina Coombs, Rally Foundation representative, tie designer Grace & Capt. Kingsley Roberts

“The Delta Pilots Charitable Fund has supported Rally since 2006 because while all cancer is terrible, seeing a child suffer is so hard on the children and so painful for the parents,” said Captain Kingsley Roberts, DPCF chairman. “There are Delta pilots whose children are cancer free today because of treatments originally funded by Rally. Being part of a cure and an improvement in a child’s life is what the DPCF is all about.”

300,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year. The Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research was started in a driveway when a mother was facing her child’s cancer diagnosis. Today, the organization has funded more than $11,000,000 in childhood cancer research.

The annual holiday tie fundraiser gets the children Rally supports in on the fun. The Rally kids, who are bravely facing a variety of cancers, shared their artwork for a holiday tie design. This year’s snowman tie was created by 8-year-old Grace.

Thank you to everyone who donated and proudly wore their holiday tie!


The DPCF was founded in 1999 and has given over $1.5 million dollars to over 100 charities nationwide. The first charity of its kind, DPCF is supported and managed entirely by Delta pilots. To learn more about the Delta Pilots Charitable fund or to donate, please visit their website.

Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, empowers volunteers across the country to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research to find better treatments with fewer long-term side effects and, ultimately, cures. To learn more about the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research please visit their website.