US Airways - October 2014 - (Page 6)

Perspective embark Thank You for Flying with US Be Pink with American Airlines ★ This month American's employees will come together to help fight breast cancer through our annual "Be Pink" initiative. As you travel with us today, you might see employees sporting pink scarves, ties, shirts, or other items. These pink uniform pieces are a visual symbol of our employees' determination to find a cure for breast cancer. Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, accounting for nearly 29 percent of newly diagnosed cancers. For more than 30 years, American has been active in the fight against the disease, and the generosity of our employees and customers has helped the research make great strides. In 1980, the five-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer (cancer that hasn't left the breast) was about 74 percent. Today, that number is 99 percent. Many of our employees who are wearing pink or participating in the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks or Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure events as part of "Be Pink" are showing their support for a loved one fighting cancer, to the memory of those who lost their lives, or to mark their own triumph over the disease. One of those employees is Deborah Hegland, who works on the ramp in Phoenix. "I've made a 6 OCTOBER 2014 usairwaysmag.com long journey and beat it," she says. "It's been very meaningful to me that almost every employee wears pink the month of October. That means that someone they know has been touched by this disease." Miami-based pilot and breast cancer survivor Mary Burnett agrees. "Everyone I meet seems to have been affected in some way," she says. "It's not taboo to talk about personal things anymore. Once you open the door, the interaction begins." Turn to page 54 to learn more about how American's employees are working together to fight breast cancer. You can also join us at aa.com/bepink. On behalf of the entire American family of 100,000 employees, thank you for flying with us today. We look forward to seeing you on a flight again soon, or at a walk or race with us this month. Doug Parker Chairman and CEO American Airlines http://www.aa.com/bepink http://www.usairwaysmag.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - October 2014

Table of Contents
Perspective: CEO Letter
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Best Beaches
Gatherings: Grandover Resort and Conference Center
Style Spotlight: Hot Fall Trends
Connections: Everybody's Business
Great Escapes: Cabarrus County, North Carolina
Wine & Dine: Mastro's Steakhouse and Ocean Club
Wine & Dine: Providence, Rhode Island
Gear Up: Weather Glass
Gear Up: Sleep Tight
Diversions: Concours d'Elegance
Getaway: Single Tree Gun & Plough
Travel Feature: Brussels Chocolate
American Airlines: Think Pink
Chefs Tell: Primland Resort
Special Section: Arts & Culture in Las Vegas
University Spotlight: University of Dayton
Special Section: Association of American Cancer Centers
Best of Health: Miami Foot & Ankle Surgery
Puzzles
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Audio Entertainment
Video Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
oneworld alliance
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Window or Aisle?

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