American Airlines is the Official Airline of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and their support goes beyond just the financial: they provide discounted airfare to participants and family members traveling to attend local races around the country, they offer AAdvantage Miles for donations, they donate a portion of the money they receive from the sale of Komen for the Cure American Airlines Gift Cards, and they even have a Facebook campaign that will earn you 10 miles for every dollar you donate.
Many of the employees at American also volunteer by supporting and participating in local races in their hometowns. If you’re not already supporting a friend or family member, you can even sign up to support one of the American Airlines race teams.
Another way of supporting Komen is by joining the Admiral Club or renewing your membership with promo code KOMEN11. Not only will you receive a discount of $25, but American will donate $25 to the Komen Foundation.
I found out about this offer at the Admirals Club Facebook page, where they also posted this info:
…(L)ook for special “pink” menu items in SFO, LAX, ORD, DFW, MIA, BOS, JFK & LGA – 10% will be donated to Komen.
Rather than earning miles by taking part in any of the American Airlines promotions, I’m using my Citi AAdvantage card to donate directly by sponsoring a friend that’s walking in the Dallas 3-Day for the Cure event.
In 2010 she was planning to participate in her first 3-day walk, but just a month before the event, she lost her mother to breast cancer. Somehow she, her father and her sisters were able to make the walk and raised more than $11,000. I’m not sure how they were able to do it, but her mother faced cancer with both courage and grace and I suspect it was her example (and the fact that they’re pretty remarkable people) that helped make it possible.
Anyway, this promo code is good through the end of October. If you’re thinking about joining the Admirals Club or renewing your current membership, there’s no better time than now.