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 25 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.
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 inspire us to continue our fight to find a cure. If you would like to join us in the fight, throughout October, AAdvantage® members will earn 25 miles for every $1 donated to Miles for the Cure, benefitting the Susan G. Komen Young Investigators Grant Program.
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.
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.