Leonardo DRS Hosts a “Purple Up” Day for Military Children

April 28, 2020

Leonardo DRS Hosts a “Purple Up” Day for Military Children

ARLINGTON, VA, APRIL 28, 2020  ̶ Leonardo DRS Inc., announced today that it will grant up to $10,000 in contributions to support programs for children of military families undergoing physical and emotional treatments. To celebrate the “Month of the Military Child,” the company will donate $5 for every person participating in its online “Purple Up!” campaign, up to $10,000, beginning April 28.

The proceeds will go to the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF). The goal is to raise money for a creative art therapy program dedicated to the quality of life and self-esteem of children of military families undergoing physical and emotional treatments. HJF, with the help of Tracy’s Kids, employs a pediatric oncology creative art therapist at a military treatment facility.

To help Leonardo DRS reach its $10,000 goal, participants of “Purple Up!’ can visit the company’s Virtual Tech Expo Series: Naval Forces at www.LeonardoDRS.com/naval-forces  starting on April 28 and go to the “Operation Purple Up!” area of the exhibit.  Participants can learn about the art therapy program and view an art gallery of military children’s artwork. From the site, participants can select the link to visit the “Operation Purple Up!” page and just for that Leonardo DRS will contribute $5 to the children’s’ program.

Leonardo DRS and HJF employees will also help raise money by wearing purple and sharing photos of their support on social media with the #PurpleUpforMilitaryKids.

“The children of military members make the sacrifice of sharing their mothers and fathers in service to the nation. HJF is proud to honor these children in partnership with Leonardo DRS,” said HJF President and CEO Dr. Joseph Caravalho. “We appreciate the contribution Leonardo DRS is making to enable HJF to support military children.”

“We are proud to partner with HJF on this important initiative to help the children of o0ur men and women in the armed forces,” said William J. Lynn, Leonardo DRS CEO.  “We are pleased to support a program that focuses on this needed therapy for children whose parents do so much for our country.”

About HJF

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is a global nonprofit organization with the mission of advancing military medicine. HJF’s scientific, administrative and program operations services empower investigators, clinicians, and medical researchers around the world to make medical 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, visit hjf.org.

About Leonardo DRS

Leonardo DRS is a prime contractor, leading technology innovator and supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and defense contractors worldwide. The company specializes in naval and maritime systems, ground combat mission command and network computing, global satellite communications and network infrastructure, avionics systems, and intelligence and security solutions. Additionally, the company builds power systems and electro-optical/infrared systems for a wide range of commercial customers. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Leonardo DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. See the full range of capabilities at www.LeonardoDRS.com and on Twitter @LeonardoDRSnews.

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Michael Mount
Senior Director, Public Affairs
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