Northwest Airlines and Children's Cancer Research Fund Announce Partnership For Second Quarter AirCares(R) Program

Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from Northwest Airlines

    MINNEAPOLIS, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq: NWAC)
 announced today the selection of Children's Cancer Research Fund as the
 carrier's second quarter 2001 AirCares partner.  Northwest's AirCares
 charitable support program provides its quarterly partner with an on-board
 public awareness and fundraising campaign.
     "We're especially pleased to feature the Minnesota based Children's Cancer
 Research Fund as an AirCares partner during the second quarter of 2001," said
 Northwest Airlines President, Doug Steenland.  "Children from all over the
 world benefit from the innovative and progressive research funded by this
 organization."
     The Northwest Airlines AirCares program has proven to be an extremely
 effective vehicle for generating awareness and contributions for its partner
 organizations.  AirCares is generously supported by Northwest customers and
 employees.  Donations thus far total more than 99.6 million miles and more
 than $5.5 million in cash for Northwest's charity partners.
     "Childhood cancer knows no borders," said Camie Eugster, Board President.
 "We're delighted to be this quarter's Northwest Airlines AirCares partner and
 to have their help in spreading the Children's Cancer Research Fund message of
 hope and encouragement for families dealing with childhood cancer."
     Children's Cancer Research Fund is a leading non-profit organization
 committed to funding innovative and progressive research in pursuit of a world
 free of childhood cancer. One out of every 300 children will be diagnosed with
 cancer before age 20.  Although cancer is still the leading cause of death by
 illness among children, great progress is being made.  Before 1950, the
 five-year survival rate for childhood cancer was 10% and, by the mid-90s the
 five-year survival rate had improved to 74%.  Funds are directed to the
 University of Minnesota whose Comprehensive Cancer Center designation by the
 National Cancer Institute makes it one of the nation's preeminent facilities
 for research and treatment of childhood cancer.  In the past 20 years
 Children's Cancer Research Fund has raised over $25 million dollars to promote
 the research efforts that would bring that goal closer to reality.
     Tax-deductible monetary donations to Children's Cancer Research Fund may
 be made either by calling 888-422-7348, by mail to Children's Cancer Research
 Fund, Attention:  AirCares Program, 4930 West 77th Street,  Suite 364,
 Minneapolis, MN 55435, or by visiting http://www.childrenscancer.org .  Donors
 including their Northwest WorldPerks account number and making a contribution
 of $50 or more will receive 500 WorldPerks Bonus Miles.
     To make a Northwest WorldPerks mileage donation (not tax-deductible) to
 Children's Cancer Research Fund or any of Northwest's charitable partners or
 to Northwest's KidCares medical travel program call 800-327-2881.
     Northwest's AirCares program was founded in 1992 as a way to help
 organizations that reflect Northwest's corporate values and community
 concerns.  During this time Northwest has profiled 34 non-profit organizations
 onboard its aircraft with in-flight videos, featured articles in its
 WorldTraveler in-flight magazine and flight attendant announcements.
     Northwest AirCares Partners to date include:
 
     America Red Cross                    National Marrow Donor Program
     AmeriCares                           National Safe Kids Campaign
     Big Brothers/Big Sisters             Nature Conservancy
     Boys & Girls Clubs of America        Operation Smile
     Doctors Without Borders              Oxfam America
     Dream Foundation                     Salvation Army
     Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS
      Foundation                          St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
     Epilepsy Foundation of America       Second Harvest National Food Bank
     Guide Dogs of America                Share Our Strength
     Habitat for Humanity                 Sightfirst
     Japan Marrow Donor Registry          Special Olympics
     Junior Achievement                   The Children's Diabetes Foundation
     Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
      International                       The STARBRIGHT Foundation
     Leukemia Society of America          Toys for Tots Foundation
     Literacy Partners                    UNICEF
     Make-A-Wish Foundation               United Negro College Fund
     Make-A-Wish of Japan
     March of Dimes
 
     With annual revenues in excess of $11 billion and approximately
 55,000 employees worldwide, Northwest Airlines is the world's fourth largest
 airline with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and
 Amsterdam and more than 2,700 daily departures.  With its travel partners,
 Northwest serves more than 785 cities in 120 countries on six continents.
 Based on statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation,
 Northwest was the most on-time U.S. airline among the seven largest network
 carriers for the period 1990-2000.
     For more information visit Northwest's award winning web site at
 http://www.nwa.com
 
 

SOURCE Northwest Airlines
    MINNEAPOLIS, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq: NWAC)
 announced today the selection of Children's Cancer Research Fund as the
 carrier's second quarter 2001 AirCares partner.  Northwest's AirCares
 charitable support program provides its quarterly partner with an on-board
 public awareness and fundraising campaign.
     "We're especially pleased to feature the Minnesota based Children's Cancer
 Research Fund as an AirCares partner during the second quarter of 2001," said
 Northwest Airlines President, Doug Steenland.  "Children from all over the
 world benefit from the innovative and progressive research funded by this
 organization."
     The Northwest Airlines AirCares program has proven to be an extremely
 effective vehicle for generating awareness and contributions for its partner
 organizations.  AirCares is generously supported by Northwest customers and
 employees.  Donations thus far total more than 99.6 million miles and more
 than $5.5 million in cash for Northwest's charity partners.
     "Childhood cancer knows no borders," said Camie Eugster, Board President.
 "We're delighted to be this quarter's Northwest Airlines AirCares partner and
 to have their help in spreading the Children's Cancer Research Fund message of
 hope and encouragement for families dealing with childhood cancer."
     Children's Cancer Research Fund is a leading non-profit organization
 committed to funding innovative and progressive research in pursuit of a world
 free of childhood cancer. One out of every 300 children will be diagnosed with
 cancer before age 20.  Although cancer is still the leading cause of death by
 illness among children, great progress is being made.  Before 1950, the
 five-year survival rate for childhood cancer was 10% and, by the mid-90s the
 five-year survival rate had improved to 74%.  Funds are directed to the
 University of Minnesota whose Comprehensive Cancer Center designation by the
 National Cancer Institute makes it one of the nation's preeminent facilities
 for research and treatment of childhood cancer.  In the past 20 years
 Children's Cancer Research Fund has raised over $25 million dollars to promote
 the research efforts that would bring that goal closer to reality.
     Tax-deductible monetary donations to Children's Cancer Research Fund may
 be made either by calling 888-422-7348, by mail to Children's Cancer Research
 Fund, Attention:  AirCares Program, 4930 West 77th Street,  Suite 364,
 Minneapolis, MN 55435, or by visiting http://www.childrenscancer.org .  Donors
 including their Northwest WorldPerks account number and making a contribution
 of $50 or more will receive 500 WorldPerks Bonus Miles.
     To make a Northwest WorldPerks mileage donation (not tax-deductible) to
 Children's Cancer Research Fund or any of Northwest's charitable partners or
 to Northwest's KidCares medical travel program call 800-327-2881.
     Northwest's AirCares program was founded in 1992 as a way to help
 organizations that reflect Northwest's corporate values and community
 concerns.  During this time Northwest has profiled 34 non-profit organizations
 onboard its aircraft with in-flight videos, featured articles in its
 WorldTraveler in-flight magazine and flight attendant announcements.
     Northwest AirCares Partners to date include:
 
     America Red Cross                    National Marrow Donor Program
     AmeriCares                           National Safe Kids Campaign
     Big Brothers/Big Sisters             Nature Conservancy
     Boys & Girls Clubs of America        Operation Smile
     Doctors Without Borders              Oxfam America
     Dream Foundation                     Salvation Army
     Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS
      Foundation                          St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
     Epilepsy Foundation of America       Second Harvest National Food Bank
     Guide Dogs of America                Share Our Strength
     Habitat for Humanity                 Sightfirst
     Japan Marrow Donor Registry          Special Olympics
     Junior Achievement                   The Children's Diabetes Foundation
     Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
      International                       The STARBRIGHT Foundation
     Leukemia Society of America          Toys for Tots Foundation
     Literacy Partners                    UNICEF
     Make-A-Wish Foundation               United Negro College Fund
     Make-A-Wish of Japan
     March of Dimes
 
     With annual revenues in excess of $11 billion and approximately
 55,000 employees worldwide, Northwest Airlines is the world's fourth largest
 airline with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and
 Amsterdam and more than 2,700 daily departures.  With its travel partners,
 Northwest serves more than 785 cities in 120 countries on six continents.
 Based on statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation,
 Northwest was the most on-time U.S. airline among the seven largest network
 carriers for the period 1990-2000.
     For more information visit Northwest's award winning web site at
 http://www.nwa.com
 
 SOURCE  Northwest Airlines