A grand total of 5.2 million airline miles were collected Friday during the Wishes in Flight event hosted by Make-A-Wish and NBC 7 San Diego.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a unique program that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Last year, more than 70 percent of wishes in San Diego required flight travel.
So, on Friday, Make-A-Wish and NBC 7 partnered together to collect as many unused airline miles as possible from US Airways, Delta Airlines and United.
The airline miles were donated by local frequent fliers who called in between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. and donated their unused miles to children in need.
The miles donated will never expire and will be used to grant wishes to children in San Diego.
Although Friday's call-in event is over, you can donate your miles anytime online on the Make-A-Wish website. Make sure you know your frequent flier account number and the number of miles you want to donate when you log on.
For more information, visit the Wishes in Flight website.