Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence continues to support Wings for Life

Seasonal email campaign delivers a difference for the global spinal cord research foundation

Dec 21, 2015 -- Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has extended its support for global charity partner Wings for Life with a festive donation. Instead of sending Christmas cards, the company opted for a cobranded digital message raising awareness of Wings for Life’s mission to find a cure for spinal cord injury. The money saved has been donated to help the charity in its ground-breaking research projects, which have already given hope to the hundreds of thousands of people affected by spinal cord injury every year.

Hexagon’s relationship with Wings for Life began earlier this year when employees from around the world entered the charity’s flagship fundraising event, the Wings for Life World Run. Taking place in 35 locations simultaneously, this unique event features mobile ‘catcher cars’ instead of a finish line so participants run as far as they are personally able to. 100% of all entry fees and donations go directly to spinal cord research, and Hexagon made an additional donation for every employee participant.

Carole Talbot, Head of Talent & Development at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, visited Wings for Life’s London office this week to present a check for $5,400 USD to the charity. She was accompanied by Business Development Analyst and Wings for Life World Run competitor Oliver Jones, who ran an impressive 12.5 miles during the 2015 event at Silverstone, UK.

“Wings for Life’s dedication to making technological innovations that improve people’s lives really resonates with Hexagon,” said Talbot. “We develop technology solutions that enable manufacturers to sense, think and act to improve quality and productivity. Wings for Life funds world-class research and clinical trials focused on the spinal cord – the messaging system between the brain and the body – which allows all of us to sense, think and act every day. It’s an inspirational cause and I’m delighted to make this donation on behalf of all our employees.”

Accepting the check, Hannah Bostock, Partnerships Manager at Wings for Life UK said:  “We are very excited to be working with a well-respected and global organization such as Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. We believe that the question is not if effective treatments and cures will be found for spinal injury, but indeed when they will be found. We’re looking forward to working with Hexagon to ensure we reach this vital goal, and thank them for their tremendous support.”

About Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence helps industrial manufacturers develop the disruptive technologies of today and the life-changing products of tomorrow. As a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, our expertise in sensing, thinking and acting – the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data – gives our customers the confidence to increase production speed and accelerate productivity while enhancing product quality.

Through a network of local service centers, production facilities and commercial operations across five continents, we are shaping smart change in manufacturing to build a world where quality drives productivity. For more information, visit HexagonMI.com.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity improvements across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Press Contact: Belinda Jones, HiTech Marketing, (860) 399-1147, Email Contact
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