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BKD jet to transport cancer patients

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Springfield-based certified public accounting firm BKD LLP is now offering free flights on its corporate airplane for cancer and bone marrow transplant patients.

On June 1, BKD joined White Plains, N.Y.-based Corporate Angel Network Inc., a nationwide network of more than 500 corporations that provide free plane rides for cancer patients and bone marrow donors or recipients in need of transportation to medical facilities, according to a BKD news release.

CAN matches patients based on the flight schedule of the corporations. Information on how to receive flights is posted to its Web site.

“The Corporate Angel Network offers us a great chance to use our company airplane to positively affect the lives of others,” BKD CEO Neal Spencer said in the release.  “We’re proud to be able to participate in this program as part of our continuing effort to serve the communities that are home to our offices and employees.”

CAN set an organization record in 2010 by helping 3,021 cancer patients receive free flights. Since its 1981 inception, CAN has helped more than 40,000 cancer patients receive flights on corporate planes.[[In-content Ad]]

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