CSC TO KICK OFF NATIONAL BLOOD DRIVE CAMPAIGN JULY 8 AT GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS IN VIRGINIA
News Release -- July 06, 2009
Company Continues 50th Anniversary Celebration through ‘CSC Gives Back' Event
FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 6 -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced that it will kick off a national blood drive campaign on July 8 in conjunction with the American Red Cross at CSC's new global headquarters in Falls Church, Va. The event continues CSC's 50th anniversary celebration and marks the first in a series of blood drives toward meeting the company's goal of 1,000 pints by Dec. 31, 2009. CSC Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Michael W. Laphen; James W. Sheaffer, president of CSC's North American Public Sector (NPS); and Dr. Robert Wah, chief medical officer and vice president of NPS, will address donors and guests at 9:45 a.m. Virginia Governor Tim Kaine is scheduled to attend and speak briefly.
The event will take place at CSC's Executive Business Briefing Center located at 3170 Fairview Park Dr. Blood donation appointments begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 8 p.m. CSC employees and their friends and family members are welcome.
Dubbed "Give Blood, Give Life: The CSC 1,000-pint Challenge," the campaign extends the CSC Gives Back program started in 2008. The goal for each individual blood drive is 50 pints. Additional events are already scheduled for July 10 in Sterling, Va., July 30 in Falls Church and Sept. 14 in Annapolis Junction, Md. Plans are underway for events in San Diego, Calif.; Hartford, Conn.; Patrick AFB, Florida; Dayton, Ohio; Blythewood, S.C.; Dallas and Houston, Texas; and other cities.
"CSC has had a presence in Virginia and served as a major IT services provider to the U.S. federal government for more than 40 years," said Laphen. "We are extremely pleased to celebrate our 50th anniversary in our new Falls Church headquarters and to extend that celebration into the community by conducting this blood drive."
"We are proud to partner with CSC for the 1,000-pint Challenge," said Gary J. Ouellette, chief executive officer, Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region. "Every day, countless lives are saved by blood donation, and it is only through the support of our corporate and community partners that we are able to meet the needs of patients and hospitals in the Northern Virginia and D.C. Metro area. CSC is truly a leader in community service, and we are grateful for their support in this incredible initiative."
Employees located in areas where no formal drives will be held will also have the opportunity to participate by indicating their association with the national "CSC" campaign.
More than 10,000 of CSC's 92,000 employees work in the greater Washington, D.C., area.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC's advanced capabilities include systems design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.74 billion for the 12 months ended April 3, 2009. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.csc.com.