Pilot Flying J Supports American Heart Association’s Mission

Throughout February, Pilot Flying J will support the AHA’s ‘Life Is Why We Give’ Campaign.

January 30, 2018

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Pilot Flying J today announced its support with the American Heart Association (AHA) in the organization’s Life Is Why We Give fundraising campaign. In honor of American Heart Month, throughout the month of February, Pilot Flying J and its network of travel centers and convenience stores will join companies across the country in support of the American Heart Association’s mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

“At Pilot Flying J, we value the importance of heart health and healthy lifestyles for our team members and guests,” said Ken Parent, president of Pilot Flying J and AHA board member. “We are honored to take part in the American Heart Association’s Life is Why We Give campaign and are excited to bring it to life in our stores and offices, inviting our team members and guests to join us in our effort to contribute toward a healthier tomorrow for all those impacted by heart disease and stroke.”

During the month of February, Pilot Flying J’s fundraising initiatives include:

  • AHA Red Cups: Pilot Flying J will offer special AHA Red 16-ounce hot beverage cups at all locations (excluding CA). Each special edition 16-ounce cup will be sold for an additional 10 cents and Pilot Flying J will match each 10-cent donation for a total contribution of 20 cents per cup going directly toward the campaign.
  • Paper Heart Icons: $1, $3 and $5 red hearts will be available at all locations for purchase. The full amount purchased will be donated directly to the AHA.
  • Purchase Round Up: Guests can round up their purchase to the nearest whole dollar. Pilot Flying J will donate the full amount of each round-up to the AHA.
  • Nestlé Pure Life Water: On February 14, guests can buy 2 for $2.00 half liter bottles of Nestlé Pure Life water and Nestlé Waters will contribute $1 of each purchase, up to $10,000, to AHA. 
  • Donate Online: A donation link will also be included on the Pilot Flying J website at www.pilotflyingj.com throughout the month of February to provide guests an easy donation access point. 

“The American Heart Association is committed to fighting heart disease and stroke and improving the quality of life for all Americans,” said American Heart Association Board Chairman James Postl. “Our work would not be possible without the generous support of committed companies like these who provide donation opportunities to their customers. These corporate citizens provide a force multiplying impact to our work and help us get ever closer to a world without needless suffering or death.”

Diet and exercise are important factors in preventing heart disease. In addition to supporting the American Heart Association, Pilot Flying J promotes a simple “Eat, Stretch, Move” approach to staying healthy while busy, whether on the road or elsewhere. The company’s website provides a Driver’s Move Guide with suggested exercises that can be done without a gym or equipment. At travel centers, guests can select healthy, high-quality PJ Fresh meals and grab-and-go food options made with fresh ingredients. For more information, visit pilotflyingj.com/wellness.  

Pilot Flying J encourages its more than 1.2 million daily customers to join the company in the fight against heart disease throughout the month of February and donate in-store at participating locations or via the Pilot Flying J website.