APRIL IS THE MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD

#PurpleUpForMilitaryKids

Leonardo DRS is honored to partner with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine to support the Month of the Military Child. With your support, we will donate up to $10,000 to HJF in support of creative art therapy, an initiative dedicated to the quality of life and self-esteem of children undergoing various physical and emotional treatments.  

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is a global nonprofit organization with the mission to advance military medicine. HJF’s scientific, administrative and program operations services empower investigators, clinicians, and medical researchers around the world to make discoveries in all areas of medicine. With more than 35 years of experience, HJF serves as a trusted and responsive link between the military medical community, federal and private partners, and the millions of warfighters, veterans, and civilians who benefit from military medicine. For more information about HJF, visit hjf.org

Through a partnership with Tracy’s Kids, HJF employs a creative art therapist in pediatric oncology at a military treatment facility. To learn more are the creative art therapy program for children, please visit: hjf.org/news/healing-through-art

Military Children

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community.

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About Tracy's Kids

Tracy’s Kids helps young cancer patients and their families cope with the emotional stress and trauma of the disease and its treatment.

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About HJF

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is a global nonprofit organization with the mission to advance military medicine.

Learn more about HJF

Children's Art Gallery

HJF Children's Art GalleryArt Therapy Gallery 

View some of the amazing art therapy projects created by children who have been undergoing cancer treatments at a military hospital. 

View the HJF Children's Art Gallery

Hear from the Operation Purple Up! Team

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About Art Therapy and HJF

Operation Purple Up Interview with HJF COO Elizabeth Folk

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Art Therapy at Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic

Operation Purple Up Interview with Artist Kristin Ramsey

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