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American Airlines raises $1.2 million for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

American Airlines Annual Celebrity Ski event

American Airlines and its collaborators have raised $1.2 million helping the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the 37th American Airlines Celebrity Ski event.

The event was held between March 3-6, when guests returned to Beaver Creek, Colorado, determined to raise as much as possible to support the fight against Cystic Fibrosis (CF) after celebrating virtually in 2021 due to the pandemic.

In addition to the skiing experience, the guests got an opportunity to meet celebrities throughout the weekend.

Special events, including a performance by Warner Records recording artist MAX, made the event spectacular. 


Alison Taylor, Chief Customer Officer at American Airlines said: “It may be cold in Colorado this weekend, but our hearts are incredibly warm.

"Every year for the last 37 years, our team members and partners have rallied together to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, it’s a cause that is very important to us.”

“Although we had to shift to host the event virtually last year, American’s commitment was reaffirmed this year as the team, customers and amazing sponsors showed up to continue supporting the foundation’s critically important treatment and research.”

It is estimated more than 30,000 children and adults face this disease in the US. 

American Airlines Celebrity Ski has managed to raise more than $44 million to fund research into a treatment in its 37-year-history.

Patrick Feeley, Chief Development Officer at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation said: “For nearly 40 years, American Airlines has led the way as one of our top national corporate champions, by hosting and sponsoring the Celebrity Ski event.

"This remarkable company has raised more than $44 million for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.”

“We are deeply grateful for the ongoing commitment shown by all involved sponsors, celebrities and attendees of American Airlines Celebrity Ski, who so generously support our mission to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis.”

American Airlines Group Inc. is an American publicly traded airline holding company headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas .and has around 133,700 employees.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a non-profit organization which aims at curing Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and provides opportunities to provide long and fulfilling lives to people with CF.

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