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Fly to Find a Cure

Fly to Find a Cure

Do you love to travel?
Your next flight could help save a life.

Fly to Find a Cure is a signature fundraising program which allows those who are frequent flyers, travel enthusiasts, and most importantly, those passionate about supporting cancer research, make a real impact … with the added benefit of receiving airline miles in return.

Holiday Special Now Through December 31st!

Donate $100 or more to support life-saving cancer research during our Holiday Special, and you will receive up to 15 miles per dollar to your frequent flyer program. Your gift today helps make cures for ALL cancer types possible, with the added benefit of receiving airline miles as a thank you.

Select your preferred program below to give wings to cancer research today!

Holiday Special!

Now through December 31, 2021, a contribution of $100 or more to the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) allows you to receive up to 15 miles per dollar to your favorite airline with the benefit of supporting life-saving cancer research.

Fly to Find A Cure Airline Partners

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Alaska Airlines

Award Scale: Up to 10 miles per dollar for donations of $25 or more

United Mileage Plus

United Airlines

Award Scale: Up to 10 miles per dollar for donations of $25 or more

Read more about Fair Market Value and Mileage Cap per Airline here.

Benefits of Joining Fly to Find A Cure

  • Your gift supports cutting-edge cancer research. Learn about the cancer research breakthroughs we fund in our 2022 Progress Snapshot.
  • Donations are a great way to keep your frequent flyer account active. 
  • NFCR assists with allocating your miles to your account and/or accounts of family members and friends, at no cost. Please allow 4 – 6 weeks for the appropriate number of miles to appear in your account.
  • A portion of your donation may be tax-deductible. Please always consult your tax advisor. 

Protect your Miles – Give Monthly to Fly to Find A Cure

To ensure you can reach all your travel goals and maintain philanthropic support for cancer research for a cure, setting up automated gifts through Fly to Find a Cure could be just the ticket! Why?

  • It helps keep your airline miles active.
  • It’s convenient for you.
  • It’s environmentally friendly.
  • It guarantees support for future life-saving breakthroughs.

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Want to Learn More About How You Can Give Wings To Cancer Research?

You can reach our team via phone at 1-800-321-CURE (2873) or email at

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If you love to travel and want to keep your commitment to cancer research for a cure, setting up automated gifts through Fly to Find a Cure could be just the ticket! What is Fly to Find a Cure? Fly to Find a Cure is a fundraising program that allows frequent flyers who are passionate about supporting cancer research to make a real impact and receive airline miles as a thank you. Why should I consider a monthly donation? It's a Win-Win! Your monthly gift of just $15 or more per month will help advance cancer research and keep your airline account active! You won't need to worry about using those precious miles before losing them! Environmentally friendly. Reduce waste and receive only our most important updates via two mailings a year.  Protect your miles. Some airlines will expire your hard-earned miles after no activity (18 months for American Airlines and 24 months for Alaska). Ensure sustainable funding to researchers. Provide a reliable source of funds to sustain research commitments. Save fundraising costs. Help NFCR direct more funds to research programs. More research = More lives saved. It's convenient for you. Donate throughout the year by setting up your gift only one time. You won't have to do a thing again! Access your recurring donations online. Use our donor-friendly portal to make changes at any time and see your contribution history.  A Variety of Payment Options. Don't want to use your credit card? No worries! Choose PayPal, Apple Pay, or Electronic Funds Transfer. How does it work? Select one of our available airline programs below and give as little as $15 a month. You will be automatically billed each month, and miles will be allocated to your account accordingly.  Thank you for giving wings to cancer research! Learn more at today. Alaska Airlines United Airlines Additional Reads You May Enjoy: 5 Ways Spending More Time Outside Benefits Our Health >> Turn Your NFCR Donation Into A Dream Vacation >> Lingering Effects of COVID-19 on Travel and 5 Tips on How to Plan Ahead >>