Sunday, 14 October 2018

Gaining strength from her daughter … and music.......American Airlines flight attendant Patricia Bustamante going pink

When Lima, Peru based Flight Attendant Patricia Bustamante, felt weak, she looked to her daughter for strength. At her own pace (and with a little help from one of her favorite songs), she kicked breast cancer to the curb. Now, she’s added nine cancer-fighter sisters to her support system. 

This is her journey......

To recognize the US Breast Cancer Awareness Month, American Airlines, its team members and its customers are going pink, with a number of ways to raise awareness and critical funds for long-time partner Susan G. Komen.

“Breast cancer is a personal and all too real battle for thousands of our team members and tens of thousands of our customers,” said Chris Singley, Managing Director of Community Relations & Employee Engagement for American. “It’s a disease that has touched us all in one way or another and we stand with Susan G. Komen to raise funds, build awareness and take action in the nonstop fight against breast cancer.”

Every dollar raised by American and its customers goes to support the Susan G. Komen Young Investigators Grant Program. Through this grant program, researchers are discovering breakthroughs for the most aggressive and deadly breast cancers, including triple negative breast cancer and all forms of the disease that have advanced to stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, meaning they have spread to other parts of the body.

American is raising awareness and funds for Susan G. Komen in several ways:

AAdvantage® customers can receive 20 AAdvantage miles for every $1 donated to Susan G. Komen with a minimum donation of $25 from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31.
Team members who are survivors of breast cancer will be prominently featured on, on our flight and gate information display screens, in our Admirals Clubs and more at airports around the world.
Pink will play a prominent role in flight. Customers will notice that everything from beverage napkins to the inflight menu, amenity kits, Wi-Fi portal and more have gone pink for the month of October.
For the first time ever, customers can donate directly to Komen while in flight.
Team members around the world are purchasing and wearing American-branded pink items with 30 percent of the proceeds from every sale benefiting the organization.