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Newsroom – 37th Annual American Airlines Celebrity Ski Raises $1.2 Million for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines and its partners raised $1.2 million to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the 37th annual American Airlines Celebrity Ski event this past weekend.

After celebrating last year’s event virtually due to the pandemic, guests returned to Beaver Creek, Colorado with a renewed and vibrant sense of energy and dedication to supporting the fight against cystic fibrosis. (CF). This year’s event featured special programming and events, including a performance by Warner Records artist MAX, a fitness class with three-time world dance champion Louis Van Amstel and more.

“It may be cold in Colorado this weekend, but our hearts are incredibly warm. Every year for 37 years, our team members and partners have come together to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, it’s a cause that we close to our hearts,” said Alison Taylor, Chief Customer Officer for American. “Although we had to change to host the event virtually last year, American’s commitment was reaffirmed this year as the team , incredible clients and sponsors have come forward to continue supporting the foundation’s critically important treatment and research.”

Guests race down the mountain to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Participants enjoying the fresh mountain air

Participants enjoying the fresh mountain air.

Cystic fibrosis is a progressive genetic disease that causes long-lasting lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. Currently, more than 30,000 children and adults in the United States have cystic fibrosis, and the number of cases is more than double that of the world. To date, American Airlines Celebrity Ski has raised over $44 million to fund the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis thanks to the generosity of sponsors and event attendees.

“For nearly 40 years, American Airlines has led the way as one of our top national corporate champions, organizing and sponsoring the Celebrity Ski event. This remarkable endeavor has raised over $44 million for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,” said Patrick Feeley, Director of Development at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. “We are deeply grateful for the continued commitment of all American Airlines Celebrity Ski sponsors, celebrities and attendees, who so generously support our mission to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.”

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