Lockheed Martin Central Florida Employees Join in the Fight Against Cancer
ORLANDO, FL, 10-APR-06 --
Hundreds of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] employees are participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life events throughout Central Florida this month, raising thousands of dollars in funds for cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services.
Lockheed Martin is one of the largest corporate sponsors of Relay For Life activities throughout Central Florida, and has more than 15 teams participating in events statewide. During the 18-hour event, Lockheed Martin employees camp out overnight and commit to keeping at least one team member on the track at all times.
“We have all seen the pain and heartache that cancer can bring to individuals and families, but we also have hope in the future,” said Joy Sabol, vice president - Communications at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control and a member of the American Cancer Society board in Orlando. “Lockheed Martin employees proudly support this vital cause. We believe our efforts will enable the American Cancer Society to continue conducting research and providing important resources that aid in the fight against cancer, and ultimately save lives.”
The first Relay For Life activities in Central Florida were held on April 7-8 at Dr. Phillips High School, and the next Relay for Life event will be held on April 28-29 at Timber Creek High School in Avalon Park. Throughout the night, teams honor cancer survivors and enjoy entertainment, food and contests as they raise funds for research and awareness of cancer in the community.
In addition to participating in the Relay For Life events, Lockheed Martin employees have spent the past few months hosting drawings, bake sales and other activities in an effort to raise money to support the American Cancer Society’s national programs and life-saving research.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy, and rehabilitation. Relay for Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs of your American Cancer Society.