American Airlines is joining Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a nonprofit organization, in its efforts to collect $8 million over eight years for a study into inflammatory breast cancer, an aggressive type of breast cancer typically diagnosed in younger women.
The bulk of the money that American donates will come from the annual American Airlines Celebrity Golf and Tennis weekend. But additional funds will come via American’s Miles for the Cure program, in which American AAdvantage members earn five miles for each dollar contributed to Komen with a $25 minimum donation. AAdvantage members in the U.S. can earn up to 50,000 miles per calendar year through these donations while international members can earn up to 60,000 miles. Visit http://www.aa.com/komen to learn more.