US Airways - October 2012 - (Page 6)

embark CEO Letter Thank You for Flying With US Showing Support again. But she recovered, and her life is a blessing to us. I’ve learned that although her checkups are less frequent, cancer really never escapes you once it has invaded your life. That’s why it’s so important to support cancer patients in any way we can and to continue raising funds for research to one day find a cure. October is a special month when many of us come together as a family and wear pink to show our support for breast cancer patients. US Airways is joining the effort through our BE PINK campaign in association with the American Cancer Society. Your flight crew and customer service agents today may be wearing pink uniform items. If you’re seated next to a window, you may see one of our fleet service employees also wearing pink. It is our public display of hope to one day find a cure. Many employees are wearing pink in a show of support for a loved one facing cancer or in memory of a loved one. In addition to the contribution US Airways will make as a company, these employees have voluntarily purchased their pink items, and part of the proceeds go to cancer research. Please thank them for their generous donation. Later this month, many employees will walk in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events in Charlotte, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Washington, D.C., and many other communities we serve. Around my sister Jan, my dear friend Stacy, and all women fighting breast cancer is a network of research specialists, doctors, nurses, and support groups. Breast cancer treatments and support for patients have come a long way because of generous donations. But until we find a cure, we’ll continue to lace up our shoes, walk for the cure, and donate to the cause. From the 32,000 members of our US Airways family to yours, thank you for flying with us today. We hope to see you again soon. Gwen and Doug Parker ★ Normally my husband, Doug, writes a message to you each month in this column, but for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, US Airways asked me to write about a disease that has hit close to home for me — and I know for many of you. When a family member or a dear friend is diagnosed with cancer, we rally around them to show our love and lift their spirits. In my life, two very important people were affected by breast cancer: my close friend, Stacy, and my sister, Jan. Both are now in recovery, and for that I’m grateful every day. For our family, Jan’s diagnosis came as a shock. We have no family history of cancer, and Jan was only 39 years old. I never thought Jan would not be in my life, but the diagnosis made me consider that possibility. Our family is very close, and we were not about to let her go through surgery and treatments alone. We fought together as a family. I made several trips to Dallas and my parents drove from Texarkana to be with Jan at every step. We held her hand after chemo treatments and stayed with her as she recovered. It took Jan a long time to feel like her old self Gwen Parker 6 OCTOber 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - October 2012

US Airways - October 2012
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Amusement Parks
Wine & Dine: San Diego
Wine & Dine: Nashville
Adventure: Paragliding
Great Escapes: Ireland
Great Escapes: Bernardus Lodge & Winery
Gear Up: Tech for Eyes and Ears
The Color of Money: Rio de Janeiro
Pink & Proud: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Great Tastes: Molyvos and the Russian Tea Room
University Spotlight: Hollins University
Celebrate Winston-Salem, N.C.
Must Read: The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - October 2012