October sees the color pink flood across products as it used to help raise awareness and money for breast cancer research. This cancer certainly has touched an abundance of families, including my own. The pink movement has certainly raised a lot of money and it always brings out other innovative ways to raise the money. To that end, BoardingArea (along with its sister travel cooperations of Milepoint, Freddie Awards, Bonusfeber, Ikviegveel, and Frequent Traveler University) has launched a drive called Fly for Pink. Running with Miles is hosted on BoardingArea.
It is very simple – for every boarding pass that is uploaded to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #flyforpink, $.50 will be donated to charities involved in the cause for breast cancer (up to $10,000 of a total donation). This does not cost you anything but a moment to snap a picture and upload the boarding pass. If you have a digital boarding pass, an uploaded screenshot of that pass will work as well.
For the privacy angle, make sure that you obscure any personal information on the boarding pass before you upload it – including the barcode. Just black out/delete your name and frequent flyer number on the pass as well as the barcode. After that, just upload it!
To view more on this effort, visit this page for the Fly for Pink effort.