Corporate responsibility and global citizenship are integral parts of American Airlines’ identity. We believe that by giving back and helping others through our partnerships, we can help make the world a better place. To that end, we are excited about our partnership with Stand Up To Cancer and what we can do together.
On September 9, Stand Up To Cancer hosted a star-studded live telecast that was aired on all major networks. The fundraising event raised more than $111 million in pledged donations … so far. American customers helped. Through American’s Miles to Stand Up program, together raised nearly $350,000 to help further groundbreaking research.
It’s a testament to our customers and our employees, who are equally passionate about this partnership. A few employees, who have survived cancer, attended the telecast.
“It was so wonderful to be at the telecast and have the opportunity to meet other survivors, see firsthand what Stand Up is doing to fight this disease, and push the boundaries of cancer research,” said Kimberly Gibbs, Manager Applications Development – Tech Ops, TUL. “I am proud to work for American, and I’m grateful for our collaboration with SU2C.”
In honor of our collaboration, we’re launching an incentive program as our way of saying “Thank you” when you give to SU2C. Members will receive 10 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 donated, with a minimum $25 donation.
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“Fighting this disease is so important because it affects all of us,” says Elise Eberwein, American’s People and Communications executive vice president. “Chances are, you or someone you love at some point will have also cancer in your vocabulary … Stand Up is approaching cancer research differently.” (To understand why we are so passionate about this cause, scroll down to read our employees’ personal stories.)
You can show your support through donations to Miles to Stand Up.
And tell the world why you’ve joined the fight against cancer. Enter the name of someone you wish to support in the fight to end cancer below and share it instantly. Or download a special placard, write in the person’s name and share a photo showing your support.
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Bypassing the politics and red tape that often hamper medical research, Stand Up assembles teams of experts from various fields, working toward the common goal of eliminating all cancer. Rather than competing against other researchers to secure funding, research Dream Teams combine their expertise for greater advances than they would achieve individually. This approach is more efficient than traditional research models, and Stand Up believes it is on the verge of major breakthroughs.
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