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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.

Give Wings to Cancer Research with Fly to Find a Cure nfcr.org/miles

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.

Summer Special Now Through July 31st!

Donate $100 or more to support life-saving cancer research during our Summer Special, and you will receive up to 15 miles per dollar to your frequent flyer program. Take the opportunity now to prep your miles for Summer and Holiday Travel!

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

Fly to Find A Cure Airline Partners

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Alaska Airlines

Award Scale:  A bonus of up to 15 miles per dollar for donations of $100 or more

American Airlines Logo

American Airlines

Award Scale: A bonus of up to 15 miles per dollar for donations of $100 or more

Delta Sky Miles logo

Delta Air lines

Award Scale: A bonus of up to 15 miles per dollar for donations of $100 or more

United Mileage Plus

United Airlines

Award Scale: A bonus of up to 15 miles per dollar for donations of $100 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. View our 2021 Snapshot here.
  • 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. 

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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 info@nfcr.org.

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