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Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate Angel Network (CAN) has honored Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) with its Corporate Angel Award. This unique award program recognizes corporations and their aviation departments for providing cancer patients with free passage to facilities where they can receive the best possible treatment for their specific type of cancer. Working closely with CAN since 1983, Lincoln Financial has completed more than 130 patient flights.
"Cancer patients needing specialized treatment far from home receive safe and comfortable transportation – thanks to the generosity of participating companies such as Lincoln Financial Group and their flight departments," explains
Peter Fleiss, Executive Director, CAN. "Providing seats on a business aircraft helps these seriously ill patients, who often have depleted immune systems, avoid crowded, potentially infectious conditions in airports and on commercial flights and the flight department personnel feel energized by being able to give back this way."
"It's a privilege for Lincoln Financial to participate in the Corporate Angel Network program and have this opportunity to help make someone's life a little easier during a difficult time," said
Ken Solon, Senior Vice President, Shared Services and Information Technology. "We're honored to play a small role in this effort to help cancer patients and their families."
About Lincoln Financial GroupLincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. With headquarters in the
Philadelphia region, the companies of Lincoln Financial Group had assets under management of
$197 billion as of
September 30, 2013. Through its affiliated companies, Lincoln Financial Group offers: annuities; life, group life, disability and dental insurance; employer-sponsored retirement plans; savings plans; and comprehensive financial planning and advisory services.
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SOURCE Lincoln Financial Group