JetBlue and British Metropolitan Police Department Host Seventh Annual Plane Pull at JFK Airport to Raise Awareness for the ‘Joining Against Cancer in Kids’ (J-A-C-K) Foundation
On May 23, JetBlue and the British Metropolitan Police hosted the seventh annual J-A-C-K Foundation Plane Pull at JFK Airport. The Nassau County Sheriff’s department won the top prize for the third year in a row pulling "Blue Bravest," our A320 aircraft honoring the FDNY Foundation, 100 feet in just 27 seconds.
Each year "Bobbies" from London’s Metropolitan Police Department go head-to-head in time trials with teams consisting of airline crewmembers, the airport community as well as New York based local authorities and agencies. This year, nineteen teams competed including JetBlue and British Airways crewmembers and local authorities such NYPD, FDNY Nassau County Sheriff’s Department, Nassau County Police Medics, New York State Troopers, US Army Medics.
The competition raised $124,000. Proceeds from the event will benefit The J-A-C-K Foundation and families impacted by pediatric brain cancer, as well as fund research to create national awareness for the disease. Last year’s event raised $40,000.
About J-A-C-K Foundation
J-A-C-K was set up in 2008 by Richard and Yvonne Brown, both officers with the Metropolitan Police, to help fund research after their son Jack was diagnosed with the rare form of cancer in 2004. JetBlue Airways provided transportation for Jack to and from his treatment facilities in the U.S. He sadly died from the disease on May 3, 2009, but fundraising efforts continue in his memory to support other families affected by the condition. To make a donation to the Foundation and to learn more please visit www.j-a-c-k.org.
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