Chicago-based BCI Aircraft Leasing, Inc. (“BCI”) today announced it‘s partnership with the Chicagoland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in its annual Race for the Cure.
[USPRwire, Tue Aug 26 2008] Chicago-based BCI Aircraft Leasing, Inc. (“BCI”) today announced it‘s partnership with the Chicagoland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in its annual Race for the Cure.
BCI will serve as a Silver Sponsor in the 2008 Komen Chicago Race, scheduled to take place at the city’s lakefront on Saturday, September 27, 2008. Susan G. Komen for the Cure saves lives, empowers people, ensures quality care for all and energizes science to find the cures for breast cancer.
“We are proud to come together as a team to support this important cause which touches so many lives,” said Brian Hollnagel, BCI’s President and CEO.
BCI Aircraft Leasing’s local employees, families and friends, will come together for the event, which entails a 5K Run/Walk and is expected to include as many as 10,000 participants. In addition to the company’s financial support, each individual participating on BCI’s behalf will conduct his or her own fundraising initiative at varying levels, Brian Hollnagel said.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists in the fight against breast cancer.
“A great accolade of the Race for the Cure events is that 75 percent of the net proceeds from the fund-raiser support the local metropolitan area in the form of grants for research, education and outreach,” Brian Hollnagel said. Other aviation industry partners of Susan G. Komen for the Cure include Boeing and American Airlines, with its “Miles for the Cure” program.
The Komen Chicago Race for the Cure will take place at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at Grant Park in downtown Chicago. Open registration for the 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Walk can be found at www.komenchicago.org. Participants registering online or by mail before Sept. 12 will have their race packets mailed to them and will not need to pick up any materials before the race. Online registration is open to individuals and teams through Sept. 24.
BCI Aircraft Leasing, Inc was founded in 1997 and since then has become one of commercial aviation’s leading privately-held operating leasing companies. BCI provides airlines with financial products and services to help them achieve their financial and fleet planning goals. BCI Aircraft Leasing's customer list includes leading airlines such as Air Canada, Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, US Airways, and many other prominent air carriers around the world. For more information, please visit www.bciaircraft.com.