Thanks to generous AAdvantage program members, American Airlines is donating 10 million loyalty miles to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to support its mission to help patient families as it leads the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
The gift was made possible by AAdvantage members who purchased miles during May after American announced it would donate 1 AAdvantage mile for every mile purchased, up to 10 million miles. AAdvantage members were committed to this cause and quickly reached the 10 million mile maximum.
“We are so proud to partner with AAdvantage members and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in their important work caring for chidren,” said Bridget Blaise-Shamai, President of AAdvantage and American’s Vice President of Loyalty and Cusomer Insights. “We are pleased to be contributing to the life-changing ways that St. Jude helps children and their families.”
“Since 2006, American Airlines and their generous customers have truly made a difference in the lives of the patients and families who come to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from around the world,” said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., President & CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“Support from partners like American Airlines and its incredible AAdvantage members is especially needed today to brighten the future for kids tomorrow. We are humbled to accept this generous gift as it enables us to continue our foundational promise that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, because all they should worry about is helping their child live.”