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Donate to Cancer Research and Enjoy 10 Miles per Dollar for Your Good Deed!

By: Liza Weeks

American Airlines has chosen a great cause to lend its support to, and it is one that has probably affected a loved one or acquaintance of us all.

American is collaborating with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) to help accelerate its research. SU2C has brought together more than 1,100 cancer researchers who are working together to get new therapies to patients around the globe.

“[SU2C’s] mission to share research opportunities and results across a variety of populations and aggregate those findings for the betterment of all syncs up perfectly with our own calling to deliver seamless service,” said Elise Eberwein, Executive Vice President, People and Communications at American Airlines. “Further, with an employee population of over 100,000 employees, cancer is unfortunately more familiar to many of us than we want.”

Now you can help stand up to cancer. AAdvantage members who donate a minimum of $25 to SU2C will receive 10 AAdvantage miles for every dollar donated.

Since we value AAdvantage miles at 2 cents per mile, a donation of $1,000 will get you 10,000 miles worth $200 (plus bookoo good karma points).

For charitable deduction purposes, each mile is valued at 3 cents per mile. The receipt of miles may reduce the tax deductibility of your donation.

The Wrap-Up:

Last year cancer took the lives of more than 8 million people worldwide. One out of three women and one out of two men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. The statistics are astounding, but you can help.

Donate to cancer research and help curb the massive impact cancer has on your life, your loves and the world at large. And earn a few miles while you’re at it, since they’re offering.  

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