A Look Back at Your Impact

St. Jude patient Emma
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Your Support Since 2006


Reported as of February 2020

The Power of Partnership

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® was founded based on a lifesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.® But, we can't do it alone. Because of the dedicated support of partners like American Airlines, St. Jude is able to lead the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Finding a cure is no easy feat. But the chances of a world where no child dies from cancer are higher because of you. 

We appreciate American Airlines' commitment to St. Jude. To date, you have provided more than $1.4 million in media, fundraising and vendor support since 2006.    


American Airlines: A Champion for St. Jude Thanks and Giving®

Once again, you worked tirelessly as a valuable partner during the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign. Print and digital marketing—including a full-page ad in the December 2019 issue of American Way and a 30 second PSA supporting the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign. 

Combined a $46,000 donation, the eye-catching ads certainly helped draw interest to both our campaign and our mission, and allowed St. Jude to focus support on other vital awareness needs.  


Making Strides

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Once again, you supported the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer. As a National Team for the 2019 event, American Airlines donated 200 airline travel certificates each worth 25,000 miles and totally valued at $147,500.

Even your employees stepped up and rallied for the cause. They not only participated in the walk/run, but they also raised almost $10,000.

With an audience reach of more than 2.1 million, you also led the way in the online space. More than 157.7 million website visits — up 32 percent year over year-helped create a strong connection to our mission.

Additionally, you sponsored Mile Marker 17 in the 2019 St. Jude Memphis Marathon® Weekend with St. Jude patient art letter Q. 

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Going the Extra Mile

American Airlines also donated 58 travel certificates, valued at $42,775 to increase St. Jude field event attendance and engagement with St. Jude to add excitement and interest for all of our fundraising efforts.

But you didn't stop there. In addition to your vast sponsorships, American Airlines donated 3,000,000 AAdvantage Miles® valued at $90,000 to use with a new digital campaign, Fly for St. Jude, as a St. Jude fundraiser.


Thankful for All You Do

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Because of you, St. Jude is able to save kids regardless of their financial situation. The values you continuously instill throughout your corporation are the values that create an immense and invaluable partnership between American Airlines and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  Because you are committed to going above and beyond, we are able to continue our lifesaving mission.

Thank you, American Airlines, for your gifts of giving, and for being a beacon of hope for St. Jude children and their families.

Your Support Helps St. Jude Patients Like Lucas


“All of the doctors in Chile agreed that St. Jude was the best place for Lucas. The work being done at St. Jude is years ahead of anything being done in Chile.”

—Carlos, Lucas' dad