Mission 500 Security 5K/2K Virtual Event Raises $75K for Children in Need

Security Professionals Unite During Virtual ISC-West 2020 to Help Families in Need

Portland, ME (October 22, 2020) – Mission 500, a non-profit, charitable organization that works closely with the security industry to serve children and families in need across the U.S., teamed up with ISC West during their on-line show earlier this month to stage a virtual 5K/2K Run/Walk. The response proved to be an unexpected and overwhelming success generating more than $75K in donations which will be used to provide needed relief to children and families across the country.

2020 has proven to be a difficult year for businesses, their families and especially for scores of less fortunate children and families who were already in need of support prior to the pandemic,” said Ken Gould, Chairman of Mission 500. “With ISC West 2020’s shift from a live to a virtual event, Mission 500 also transformed our annual Security 500 5K/2K Run/Walk into a virtual event. The tremendous support of longstanding partners, sponsors and attendees made this virtual event an overwhelming success, and we are most grateful for their collective efforts and desire to help those in need during these most trying times.”

With participants running and walking on their own across the country, all event times were submitted on the honor system. Results are as follows: In the under sixty category, this year’s fastest female was Karen Salerno of ISC Security Events with a time of 19:55. The fastest male was Pat Heffernan of Axis Communications with a time of 22:54. Complete race times can be found at: https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/82008#resultSetId-209485;perpage:100

The top fundraiser was Ronnie Pennington of Altronix collecting $3,390, followed by Heather Miller of Anixter who raised $1,200, and Jason Klein of Ditek who raised $760.

Mission 500 acknowledged medal winners and sponsors at a virtual Security 5K/2K awards ceremony held on-line on October 7th, where the organization also honored George Fletcher with its annual Humanitarian Award as well as, ADT who received Mission500’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award. Congratulations to all!

A big thank you to the sponsors that participated this year in making this event successful: ISC West and Security Systems News (Organizing Sponsors), HID Global (Platinum Sponsor); Alarm.com, Altronix, Anixter, Axis Communications, LRG Marketing Communications, Milestone Systems, Napco, Safe Technology Int’l (Gold Sponsors); Bosch (Silver Sponsor); DITEK, LENSEC, Honeywell and UTP (Bronze Sponsors).

Thank you to everyone and we look forward to seeing everyone at the next in person ISC West event.

For more information on Mission 500, contact Ken Gould at kgould@mission500.org or call 646-823-5526.

Jenelle Barnett / LRG Marketing

About Mission 500
Mission 500 is a nonprofit organization that works closely with the security industry to serve the needs of children and communities in crisis here in the U.S. Mission 500 exists to advocate for children living in severe poverty, inspire and act as a catalyst in the security industry for excellence in corporate social responsibility, and mobilize volunteers and resource to make a tangible difference for children and families living in poverty in the U.S. Since inception of their 501c3 status in 2016, the industry has helped produce 340,000 meals, assemble care packs filled with essential hygiene items for 3,700 families, and distribute more than 11,500 book bags filled with school supplies to students attending Title One schools.

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