Nonstop Fight: Help find a cure for cancer

Throughout the year, American Airlines supports initiatives to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we shift our focus to our long-standing partnership with Susan G. Komen and our annual Be Pink campaign.

AAdvantage members can earn 10 AAdvantage miles for every dollar donated to Susan G. Komen® through American’s Miles for the Cure program, which raises funds to support breast cancer research.
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This year, Komen is setting a bold goal to reduce breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in 10 years by, among other things, enhancing their focus on research to cure these forms of breast cancer and metastatic disease.

Finding a cure for breast cancer is especially important to us. Each year, more American employees are affected by breast cancer than any other cancer. As the most common form of cancer among women, it is estimated that nearly a quarter of a million people will be diagnosed with it in 2016.

Detected in early stages, breast cancer has a 99 percent survival rate. But even when detection is delayed, there is still hope.

Customer service agent Maureen Smith was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002. Extensive chemo and radiation therapies seemed to improve her condition. However, in 2004, Maureen’s cancer metastasized into her spine and liver. With the support of her friends and family, she underwent chemo and radiation a second time.

“I am always happy to talk about my journey so women know that even if your cancer has metastasized, you can still go on living a normal and happy life,” Maureen said. She still receives weekly treatments, but has a positive prognosis and outlook. “I can happily say that I have not had a reoccurrence in 12 years.”

Our employees’ brave stories motivate us to continue our fight to find a cure. See their faces and read their inspirational quotes below. If you would like to join us in the fight, throughout October, AAdvantage® members will earn 10 miles for every $1 donated to Miles for the Cure, benefitting the Susan G. Komen Young Investigators Grant Program.

 

Join American this October and Be Pink to support breast cancer awareness and research. American thanks these companies that have joined us this year in the fight against breast cancer.

 

Purchase from the inflight menu.

With your purchase of Project 7 Gourmet Gummies Grapefruit Melon, $2 of each sale (up to $40,000) is donated in support of breast cancer research and American’s commitment funding the Susan G. Komen Young Investigators Grant Program.

This month, American offers pink Dasani sparkling water and raspberry lemonade as one of our complimentary beverages during flight.

Visit the Admirals Club.

In select Admirals Club locations, the purchase of certain pink menu items will result in a 20 percent donation.

In support of American’s employees and the 2016 Be Pink campaign, Tito’s Handmade Vodka has made a generous donation of $10,000 to Susan G. Komen Young Investigator Grant Program.

Log on to Wi-Fi in the sky.
American’s Wi-Fi supplier, Gogo, turns our logon page pink throughout the month of October. Their support helps spread awareness of our collaborative fight against breast cancer.
Participate in Be Pink Day on Oct. 13.
Join us in wearing pink. American’s employees will don pink uniform items and accessories throughout the month of October, but especially on Oct. 13 — American’s worldwide Be Pink day.
 

Be Pink: Employees are the face of the campaign

 
Miles for the Cure Terms and Conditions: Offer valid on contributions made online at www.komen.org/aa . Minimum $25 donation required. Bonus miles do not count toward elite-status qualification. Please allow up to eight weeks for the bonus miles to be posted to your account. Donations can only be accepted in U.S. dollars. All gifts are welcome; however, miles will only be earned for donations of at least $25 USD. Miles for the Cure® is a mark of Susan G. Komen.
The Susan G. Komen Promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality of care for all and energizing science to find the cures. For more information, please contact Susan G. Komen at 50050 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, Texas 75244 or visit www.komen.org.

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