CLEARFIELD, Utah, April 7, 2010 -- Employees from Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and three other companies working on the U.S. Air Force's ICBM Prime Integration Contract (IPIC) recently reached $50,000 in contributions to Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® by finishing as the top fundraising team for the Utah leg of the Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series.
The 40-member Prime Team Angels, led by IPIC employees from Northrop Grumman finished first in the Utah part of the event in February, as it has every year since first forming in 2004, for having the largest team and for raising the most money. This year's fundraiser was held at the Mountain Dell Golf Course in Salt Lake City.
Romp to Stomp snowshoe walk and run fundraising events are held annually in six states to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® , the largest nonprofit source of funding for breast cancer research.
Northrop Grumman employees on the Prime Team Angels were joined by cohorts at Lockheed Martin Corp., The Boeing Company and ML Technologies, all based in the Clearfield-Salt Lake City area. Northrop Grumman is the Air Force's prime contractor for IPIC, which maintains the constant readiness of the nation's land-based ICBM weapon system.
"The Prime Team Angels are appropriately named in more ways than one," said John Clay, vice president of Missile Systems for Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector. "Their spirited efforts to support breast cancer research are welcomed at the companies where members work and appreciated by breast cancer survivors and other activists. They're miracle workers on several levels."
Northrop Grumman has a significant presence in Utah, with some 1,350 employees in the state altogether, 450 of whom are part of IPIC, based in Clearfield. In addition to local involvement initiatives like the Romp to Stomp event, the company supports local charities through its giving program, including grants to public schools and community organizations through the Northrop Grumman Foundation.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company, whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.
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