STRATFORD, Ct., Jan. 15, 2019 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, today presented a check for $10,000 to the Make-A-Wish® Foundation. Sikorsky President Dan Schultz presented President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Connecticut Pamela Keough with the donation from funds raised by the Sikorsky Air Fire Department from T-shirt sales over the 2018 holiday season.
Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. They are on a quest to bring every eligible child’s wish to life, because a wish can be an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. Research shows that the wishes granted can help children build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. For more information about Make-A-Wish Connecticut, visit ct.wish.org.
Sikorsky participated in its first Make-A-Wish event in 2018 when it partnered with the organization to provide a six-year-old boy with a rare heart defect a “Pilot for a Day” experience. The child and his family toured Sikorsky’s headquarters in Stratford, Connecticut, and also flew in a Sikorsky S-76® helicopter.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.