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Cancer research takes off with American Airlines Stand Up To Cancer fundraising campaign


FORT WORTH, Texas: American Airlines, in collaboration with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), is launching its annual campaign to raise funds for innovative and life-saving cancer research and inviting customers to be a part of the efforts.

Those who choose to donate online $25 or more will receive 25 bonus American Airlines AAdvantage miles for every dollar donated. And thanks to Mastercard, those who donate online using their American Airlines AAdvantage Mastercard credit card will receive 50 bonus American Airlines AAdvantage® miles per dollar, up to $3 million donated. Promotion ends Sept. 30, 2023, or when overall promotion donations total $3 million, whichever is earlier.*

On Aug. 19, SU2C hosted its eighth biennial roadblock televised fundraising special supporting urgently needed research and new treatments for cancer, which included a celebration of the official launch of this year’s fundraising campaign. Viewers enjoyed a video featuring American Airlines Chief Executive Officer Robert Isom and American team members whose lives have been touched by cancer, reflecting on the airline’s collaboration with and commitment to the long-standing relationship with SU2C.

“Throughout our seven-year collaboration with Stand Up To Cancer, the support from our generous team members and customers has been remarkable,” Isom said. “We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with Stand Up To Cancer and advance their mission to raise funds and continue accelerating the pace of groundbreaking research.”

Since first joining forces in 2016, American has raised more than $17.5 million to benefit SU2C through fundraising efforts. In 2019, American debuted a campaign that offered those who donate the chance to honor a loved one by including their name on an Airbus A321 aircraft wrapped in a special SU2C livery.

“Tackling cancer is a community effort, which is why we’re so grateful for our long-term supporters, American Airlines, and their generous customers,” said Rusty Robertson, Co-Founder of Stand Up To Cancer. “This year, nearly 2 million people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer and their long-term survival depends on the work of scientists to discover new, life-saving treatments. We’re hopeful Stand Up To Cancer-funded research will continue to help solve this disease’s biggest and most urgent challenges. Our donors help to make it all possible.”

SU2C brings together the best and the brightest in the cancer community to help new therapies move from the laboratory to the patient quickly. By galvanizing the entertainment community, SU2C creates awareness and educates the public on cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment and raises funds to support these efforts.

Learn more about the 2023 fundraising campaign and learn more about how to donate at su2c/aa.com.

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