2017 FedEx Purple Eagle honoree
For Calvin, a California fifth-grader who loves reading chapter books, playing kickball and helping take care of his 90-year-old grandmother, it’s all about family.
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Relive the experience
Watch the journey of past honorees as they each unveil their name on a FedEx cargo plane.
Alyssa’s Wings – FedEx St. Jude Classic 2016
AlyssaDaughter of Remco De Jong
Security Data Tech Advisor
This spunky 13-year-old redhead embodies the spirit of strength and determination. She’s had cancer treatments since 2009 as well as several surgeries at St. Jude, but today she’s happy to be healthy and cancer-free. Her name was emblazoned on a FedEx Express plane and dedicated in her honor at the 60th annual FedEx St. Jude Classic.
Tyler Soars – FedEx St. Jude Classic 2015
TylerSon of Sean West
Manager, Data Analytics
Now in his second year of treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), Tyler’s name will travel far and wide as a permanent fixture on a FedEx Express Cessna aircraft, which was dedicated in his honor at the 59th annual FedEx St. Jude Classic.
Allie’s Airdance – FedEx St. Jude Classic 2014
AllieDaughter of Eric Allen
Her fighting spirit combined with treatment from St. Jude helped this high school dance team member battle back from a devastating bout of brain cancer. Besides being honored with her name on a FedEx Cessna Caravan, 15-year-old Allie walked the course as an honorary caddie during FESJC Pro-Am play.
The Hayes Express – FedEx St. Jude Classic 2013
HayesSon of Chris Brown
Director, Security Data Res
Eight-year-old “Captain Hayes,” an all-American kid with a spirited passion for sports, was the second child of a FedEx team member whose name was put on a FedEx Cessna Caravan. It was dedicated in his honor at the 2013 FedEx St. Jude Classic.
McKaylee’s Ride – FedEx St. Jude Classic 2012
McKayleeDaughter of Stephen Borklun
Station Manager in Irondale, AL
Randomly drawn from a list of 27 children who were patients at St. Jude and whose parents were a FedEx team member, four-year-old McKaylee’s name was emblazoned on a FedEx Express Cessna Caravan N773FE in 2012. It was the first time this plane was named in honor of a FedEx child.