American Airlines Will Paint Your Name On Their Plane For Charity

Add a Name to a Plane: American Airlines Aims to Raise Valuable Funding for Stand Up To Cancer With Plane Naming Campaign. By making a $25 or more donation to cancer reseachAmerican Airlines will paint your name or a loved ones on one of their planes.

Add a loved ones name to an American Airlines A321. Photo: Mark Finlay/Flickr

American Airlines is providing people the opportunity to add a loved one’s name to one of its aircraft during the month of July.

To get a loved one’s name on one of American Airlines Airbus A321s all you have to do is make a minimum $25 donation to Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) during the month of July.

American Airlines SU2C Airbus A321

The specially wrapped Airbus A321 will feature a unique SU2C design that will contain the names put forward by donors and is due to take to the skies this autumn.

For just $25 you can help find a cure for cancer. Photo:American Airlines.

Every one of us at some point in our lives has had to deal with cancer in one way or another. Whether we have had cancer ourselves, are currently fighting this horrible disease, are a cancer survivor or have lost a loved one.

The new American Airlines campaign is being led by country music star Tim McGraw, who is encouraging people to rewrite the skies in honor of a loved one.

American Airlines Ambassador Tim McGraw

Tim is no stranger to cancer having lost his father Tug McGraw to glioblastoma (brain tumor) in 2004 at the age of 59.

country music legend Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw lost his father to cancer and is proud to help support Stand Up To Cancer.Photo: Tim McGraw/Facebook

The campaign was officially launched on July 1st, 2019 with a multimedia ad that featured the country music legend alongside six American team members who have been personally affected by this often deadly disease.

In a statement released by the Dallas based airline, McGraw talks about why he became involved with Stand Up To Cancer and their campaign with American Airlines.

“Every family in America has a cancer story, my own family included. Too many of us have lost our parents, children, spouses, and friends to this terrible disease,” McGraw said. “I’ve been so touched by the stories of the American Airlines team members I’ve met over the past month and I’m honored to lend my voice to this campaign to help create a world where all cancer patients can become long-term survivors and have more time with the people they love.”

American Airlines has assured people contributing to the campaign that 100% of all donations received will go to Stand Up To Cancer so that they can continue looking for a cure.

Executive Vice President of People and Communications at American Airlines Elise Eberwein, said in the American statement:

“Our national collaboration with Stand Up To Cancer was driven by their proven approach to cancer research and our corporate purpose to care for people on life’s journeys. In a few short years, we’ve seen donations contribute to scientific breakthroughs and more access to meaningful clinical trials.”

“Today, we ask anyone who has been impacted by cancer join us in our shared goal to make every cancer patient a long-term survivor.”

American Airlines will add employee’s names to the plane

To honor its own employee’s the first names added to the special A321 will be American team members who are either cancer survivors or are currently battling the disease.

Showing their support for the American Airlines campaign, co-founder to Stand Up To Cancer, Rusty Robertson said in the American statement:

“We are so honored to team up with American Airlines in this empowering campaign, which offers anyone who’s been affected by cancer the chance to join our mission, publicly honor a loved one and stand up to cancer.” “American Airlines continues to be a tremendous supporter of SU2C, and the critical dollars raised by this incredible campaign expands our mission to accelerate the pace of cutting-edge research and innovative cancer treatments to save lives now.”

If you would like to make a donation to SU2C and add a name to this special plane, you can do so by visiting

About Stand Up To Cancer

Founded in 2008 by film and media leaders, Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) raises funds for cancer research and helps raise awareness about cancer prevention and treatment options.

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Scientific Advisory Committee is led by Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D. a Nobel Prize-winning geneticist and molecular biologist.

For more information on Stand Up To Cancer, please visit

Simple Flying contacted American Airlines for more information about the plane that was going to be used for the Stand Up To Cancer project and they airline responded by saying: “The specific A321 that will be used has not been chosen”.