Lockheed Martin raised $16,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project Saturday in Rockville Md. by hosting a 5-kilometer run/walk event as the company seeks to support the organization and help employees maintain health and fitness.
More than 1,000 Washington-area employees and their families took part in the Lockheed Martin Centennial Challenge run/walk, the company said Thursday.
Army 1st Lt. Donna Bachler accepted the donation on behalf of the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that supports wounded, injured, or ill veterans and service members.
Bachler, a 12-year Army veteran, also shared her experience with post-traumatic stress disorder at the race.
She deployed to Kuwait for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Lockheed said.
The Centennial Challenge was the first run/walk sponsored by the company and is part of its “Accelerating a Better You” program, a health and wellness initiative intended to support employees.