Mission 500’s Annual 5K/2K Raises Over $90,000 at ISC West 2022

Funds Raised Support Child-Focused Programs Across the Country

Miami, Florida (April 7, 2022) – Mission 500, a 501c3 charitable organization born from the professional security industry to serve children and families in need across the U.S., raised over $90,000 at the organization’s annual Security 5K/2K Run/Walk at ISC West 2022 in Las Vegas, NV.

We are once again blown away by the contributions and efforts put forth by the security industry to raise money for children and communities in crisis,” said Tracy Larson, Co-Chairwoman of Mission 500. “It was great to gather in person again as an industry to rally around such a great cause. We sincerely appreciate all those who donated, fundraised, sponsored, and participated in the Security 5K/2K this year and we look forward to doing it all over again next year!”

Security 5K/2K Run/Walk participants gathered at the starting line on Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 a.m. to kick off the race. A total of 350 registrants signed up for this year’s race, including virtual registrants who were unable to attend the event in person. Funds raised through race registration, event sponsorship, and fundraising will directly benefit children and families in need across the United States.

Top performing race participants, as well as top corporate and individual fundraisers, were recognized at the Mission 500 5K/2K Award Ceremony held on Thursday, March 24 at 4 p.m. at The Bridge on the ISC West show floor. The top individual fundraiser was Ronnie Pennington of Altronix, raising $2,850 in just a few short months. The fastest team of the day was Alarm.com, with an average time of 21 minutes. The fastest male and overall winner was Jim Highsmith with an overall time of 19:17. Complete race results can be found at www.security5kreg.com.

Also announced at the Mission 500 5K/2K Award Ceremony were the winners of Mission 500’s annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Humanitarian Awards. Axis Communications, a long-term sponsor of Mission 500 for the last decade, was honored with the CSR Award for their charitable work across various fields in 2021. Chris Mosley, President & CEO of Complete Security Systems, received the Mission 500 Humanitarian Award, recognizing his continuous philanthropic work.

Mission 500 also hosted a Care Pack Event on the ISC West show floor at Booth 25057 where visitors were invited to pack a bag of essential items for families in need. Show attendees assembled over 500 packs which were delivered post-show to Nevada Health Centers benefitting their Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program. This year’s Care Pack Event was sponsored by HID Global.

The Security 5K/2K event was sponsored by ADT, Alarm.com, Altronix Corporation, Axis Communications, Bosch, Brinks Home, COPS Monitoring, DMP, First Response Systems, Galaxy Control Systems, GSA Schedules, Inc. HID Global, Hikvision, ISC West, LRG Marketing Communications, Milestone, Motorola Solutions, Napco Starlink, PSA Network, Safety Technology International, Sage Integration, Security Systems News, SiteOwl, Unified Technology Partners, Vaxtor, and WeSuite.

For more information on how you or your organization can help, contact Kat Mullins at kat@mission500.org.

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 4,700 families, and distribute more than 12,100 book bags filled with school supplies to students attending Title One schools. To learn more about Mission 500, please visit mission500.org.

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