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For Release: Sept. 30, 1995
NOTE TO EDITORS: MARSHALL CENTER's COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN SET FOR OCT. 2 KICKOFFThe Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will kick off this year's Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in Morris Auditorium in Building 4200. The theme for this year's campaign is "Giving for a Better Tomorrow."
The featured speaker for the event will be Dr. John Montgomery, founder of the Child Health Improvement Association. Montgomery was the immunologist for the "Boy in the Plastic Bubble." Having no immune system, the boy was maintained in an isolator system for the 12 years of his life, and was able to leave the bubble only after NASA developed and provided a special "Space Suit" for him.
Center Director Porter Bridwell will make opening remarks; John Bailey, chairman of the local federal coordinating committee, and Redstone Arsenal Commander Major General James Link, who serves as the Tennessee Valley CFC chairperson, also will address the group.
The agenda for this year's campaign is opening the hearts and minds of Center employees said Cindy Upton, the Marshall Center's CFC Executive Committee Chairperson.
"There is already a tremendous CFC spirit here at the Marshall Center," said Upton. "We're hoping to establish the message that CFC benefits both the giver and the receiver. The goal of the CFC executive committee this year is to promote education about how CFC donations are used to improve life in North Alabama, and also to foster fellowship among Center employees through participation in CFC activities."
The CFC is the annual government fund-raising drive combining international, national and local nonprofit organizations. The Marshall Center campaign will run through Nov. 10.
Media interested in covering the event should come to the Marshall Public Affairs Office, in Building 4200, Room 111, approximately 15 minutes prior to the event.