Your Chance to Win One of Many Prizes: Buy Raffle Tickets for a Good Cause

D elta Air Lines has partnered with the American Cancer Society for at least 15 years; and that partnership has included what has become a legendary annual event: the Delta Jet Drag, which was memorable for me.

I am not involved in the event this year; but I promised a good friend — one who is well known, liked and respected in the Delta Air Lines | SkyMiles forum on FlyerTalk — who is participating in the Delta Jet Drag this year that I would spread the word about the cause which he and his team are supporting.

Your Chance to Win One of Many Prizes: Buy Raffle Tickets for a Good Cause

Through Tuesday, February 28, 2017, you could win one of more than 50 prizes — all of them totaling greater than $2,500.00 — when you purchase a ticket for this raffle. Your chances of winning increase when you purchase more tickets.

Winners will be randomly selected using a software application program which is certified by a third-party company at noon on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Winners will be notified via e-mail messages. 

Here is a list of some of the unique incredible products which you have a chance of winning when you purchase a ticket:

  • Models of Delta Air Lines airplanes — including a:
    • Boeing 767-300 — 1:100 scale model with a retail value of $500.00
    • Boeing 747-400
    • Boeing 777-200LR
    • BCRF 767-400 — this is a limited edition model
  • A framed photo of Air Force One taking off from the international airport which serves the greater Atlanta metropolitan area in front of the Technical Operations Center of Delta Air Lines
  • Items branded with the Delta Air Lines insignia — including but not limited to:
    • Polo shirts
    • T-shirts
    • Baseball Caps
    • Travel bags
    • Sweatshirt
    • Backpacks
    • Tote Bags
    • Golf Umbrellas
    • Bluetooth Speakers
    • Flashlights
    • USB Drives
    • Surge Protectors
    • Global Power Convertor
    • Coolers
    • Rubik’s Cube
    • Cuff Links
    • Exclusive Snow Globe
  • Items branded with the Boeing insignia — including but not limited to:
    • Coffee mug
    • Baseball cap

About Gretchen

Gretchen’s Gazelles is but one of the teams which will participate in the Delta Jet Drag in 2017. They are focused on raising a total of $85,000.00 — a rather lofty goal; but they already raised $20,066.94 — in honor of Gretchen, who is the daughter of Jane Mitchell. Gretchen lost her life to cancer at only 33 years of age.

“Gretchen was a young, healthy mother of 2 girls before she was diagnosed in May 2013”, Jane Mitchell — who is a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines — wrote at her official Internet web site for raising funds in memory of her daughter. “She fought this horrible disease with such strength and determination. Gretchen’s outcome was looking better in 2014 after several treatments and she was continuing to live life to the fullest. In 2015 she received news that her scan was not clear and the cancer was back. After consulting with several doctors and trying some new treatments there was ultimately nothing that could be done to stop the cancer growth. Gretchen passed on 7/7/15 leaving behind many loving family members and friends. Her life touched so many people while she was here and even more since she has passed. I will continue my efforts on Gretchen’s behalf in the hopes that another family does not have to endure this grief.”


You can purchase raffle tickets here for your chance to win one of the aforementioned prizes while donating funds to a good cause — or if you prefer, there are also instructions on how you can simply contribute directly to the American Cancer Society and the Relay for Life campaign without purchasing tickets.

I do not believe I have met Jane Mitchell in person; but I can tell that there is a gaping hole in her heart from the loss of her daughter. To turn a personal tragedy into a productive cause is truly commendable; and I hope that the team exceeds the goal of raising $85,000.00…

…in fact, Jane Mitchell is the leader of four Relay for Life teams — two Diamond Medallion teams and two in-flight teams — for a total of 80 Jet Drag participants. How amazing is that?!?

If you do decide to purchase raffle tickets, I hope that you win one of the prizes — and thank you in advance.

Jane Mitchell and her daughter Gretchen at the Delta Jet Drag in 2014. Photograph used with permission.

2 thoughts on “Your Chance to Win One of Many Prizes: Buy Raffle Tickets for a Good Cause”

  1. Steven says:

    What an incredibly well writen and compassionate story!! Thank you so much for sharing and for supporting such a great cause.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      Thank you, Steven. I appreciate it.

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