Qantas: Australian airline turns pink to raise money for breast cancer – NEWS.com.au
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Qantas: Australian airline turns pink to raise money for breast cancer – NEWS.com.au

If you’re planning to fly on board a Qantas aircraft this month, the Flying Kangaroo will remain a glorious red and white, but pilots and crew will be looking a little pinker than usual.From Tuesday, all Qantas pilots and staff will kick off fundraising for their annual campaign to raise money and awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Movember.Dubbed ‘FlyPink’, the whole month is dedicated to fundraising for the two charities with pilots trading in their regular gold shoulder stripes (epaulets) for pink ones, and cabin crew swap their wings for a pin that combines the breast cancer pink ribbon with the iconic Movember moustache.Whatever you grow will save a bro. Sign up now at movember.comThe pins and epaulets are worn by pilots in over 35 countries flying for more than 165 airlines worldwide.More than four thousand sets of pink epaulets will be rolled out for staff members in the Qantas Group for pilots to purchase, to help raise $20,000 for breast cancer research.The idea is pilots will pay $5 to swap their gold stripes for pink when they sign in for flying duty.The Australian airline kicked off the campaign yesterday with a QantasLink’s QF2164 from Sydney to Port Macquarie, with two pilots and two cabin crew — all
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