Outstanding Corporate Partner — American Airlines
To recognize American Airlines’ outstanding contributions in raising funds and awareness for CF, the company was named Outstanding Corporate Partner of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 1988. Since then, American Airlines has been unmatched in the amount of time and dollars it has contributed to support the CF Foundation’s mission. Today, American Airlines remains the CF Foundation’s largest corporate sponsor.
For more than 20 years, American Airlines has hosted the American Airlines Celebrity Ski event, which takes place at the Vail Cascade Resort and Spa. Hundreds of guests, including a host of celebrities, take part in three days of world-class skiing, lively entertainment and enormous fun at this annual event to benefit the CF Foundation.
The American Airlines family has also provided generous support for our mission over the years through employee involvement in local fundraising efforts. Many employees of American lend their time as dedicated volunteers within our local chapters, by forming Great Strides walk teams or participating in other special events.
Each year, the company also donates hundreds of airline tickets that are used by CF Foundation chapters across the country for fundraising events.
Raising Awareness "In-Flight"
The September 15, 2011 issue of American Way, the in-flight magazine of American Airlines, featured an article on three young adults who have CF — Piper Beatty and sisters Libby Pelican Seamans and Samantha Monson.
Since 1989, all three have have been among the ambassadors at AA’s annual Celebrity Ski Weekend in Vail, Colo. As of 2011, the event has raised more than $30 million for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
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