The SkyTeam Cargo runners met today with representatives from Team for Kids in New York City where they presented the charity with a check for $42,500.
“We are the only global airline cargo alliance and there’s no better way to show our teamwork in action than by running a marathon together,” said Eurlings. “I’m proud of the SkyTeam Cargo running team, each of whom has invested time and a great deal of effort in our shared goal to raise as much as possible to enable hundreds of children to have healthier futures.”
Team for Kids brings together adult runners from around the world to raise funds for New York Road Runners youth programs. Funds raised provide free or low-cost school and community-based health and fitness programs for children who would otherwise have no access to regular physical activity. The charity’s programs serve nearly 100,000 children each year in more than 400 schools across New York City, the United States and South Africa. Funds raised by SkyTeam Cargo will support 400 children in the Young Runners’ program for an entire school year.
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About SkyTeam Cargo
Founded in 2000, SkyTeam Cargo is the world’s only airline cargo alliance. With 11 members from six continents, the alliance offers an extensive network to more than 900 destinations worldwide. SkyTeam Cargo provides customers with a simplified shipping process built around four different product offerings designed to move customers’ cargo shipments seamlessly across its worldwide network. These are: Equation, for express shipping; Cohesion, fully customizable shipping solutions; Variation, unique shipments requiring extra attention; and Dimension, for general freight. SkyTeam Cargo carries 5 million tons of Cargo each year and its members are: Aeroflot, Aeromexico Cargo, Air France-KLM Cargo, Alitalia Cargo, China Cargo Airlines, China Airlines Cargo, China Southern Cargo, Czech Airlines Cargo, Delta Cargo and Korean Air Cargo.