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Two Hearts & One Goal 2012. TeletonUSA - SWA
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Ended Sep 13, 2013
Dear Friends,
During the past few years, words like “leukemia”, “prostate cancer” and “liver cancer” have become a part of the daily vocabulary used by my family members and me. Some have lost the battle, while some are still fighting against cancer. ...
Dear Friends,
During the past few years, words like “leukemia”, “prostate cancer” and “liver cancer” have become a part of the daily vocabulary used by my family members and me. Some have lost the battle, while some are still fighting against cancer. However, one of the things we learned during these difficult times is that the best way to ask God for help is by giving and helping others, for this reason we have decided to continue supporting Fundación Teletón in 2012 as we did last year when we were able to raise close to 2000 USD thanks to the generous donations from the People of Southwest Airlines, a place where giving is such an important part of our Culture.
Why Teletón?
We chose “Fundación Teletón” because it fits perfectly one of our areas of strategic focus: Organizations that aid Families Facing Serious Illnesses. If you think about it, even our logos are very similar (their main element is a big heart).
Teletón is a foundation that seeks to serve children with disabilities, providing comprehensive rehabilitation to promote their full development and integration into society. Since 2010 Teletón also helps kids with cancer and kids with autism.
With its now 9 Rehabilitation Centers, Teletón is the world's largest private system for children's rehabilitation, with a capacity for more than 80,000 patients.
The foundation, registered in the US as "Teleton Mexamerica," is considered a valid 501c3 non-profit organization by the IRS.

What is new and special about Teletón in 2012?
This year the objectives of the event (which will be called TeletonUSA ) are to raise funds to build and operate their FIRST REHABILITATION CENTER (CRIT) IN THE USA HERE IN TEXAS, and to create a Teleton Fund to allocate a percentage of the proceeds to support other institutions that serve children with autism and cancer in the US. As you see, this is once again a great opportunity to show our Hispanic Community what LUV is all about.

Why make you donations here and not directly to the foundation using their website?
While the main goal is the same (helping the kids) we would like all the proceeds from this and other fundraising activities to be donated as a single contribution from Southwest Airlines Employees. By doing this, SOUTHWEST COULD BE THE FIRST AND PROBABLY THE ONLY US CARRIER SUPPORTING THIS CAUSE IN 2012 just like it was in 2011. Also, depending on the amount of the donation made, Southwest Airlines could be mentioned as a "benefactor" during Univision's broadcast of the "TeletonUSA" (December 14 & 15 starting at 10pm Eastern time, live coast to coast) which will help us to promote our Corporate values and Culture with the Hispanic community here in the US and beyond our borders.

For more information about "Fundación Teletón" and its programs visit the following websites:

http://www.teletonusa.org/
http://www.teleton.org.mx/

Thank you all in advance with all our "hearts" for your contributions.

Gustavo, Dana and our Team at SWA.

Phone: (214) 792 2841
e-mail: gus.baez@wnco.com

In loving memory of Blanca Rosa Luengas my mother in law (09-20-12), Uriel my nephew (11-13-09), and in honor of all of my Family Members, Friends and Coworkers and those like them that are currently in a battle against cancer and other illnesses. You are the true warriors.
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