MONI Smart Security Hosts 5K Run with Mission 500 for Children in Need
Charity Run Raises More Than $36,000 and Provides 600 Local Elementary Students with Book Bags

Dallas, TX (October 31, 2017) – MONI Smart Security hosted a highly successful second annual MONI 5K for Children run on October 14, 2017, teaming with Mission 500 as the benefitting charity. The race raised more than $36,000 to help children in need throughout North Texas as well as Houston area children affected by Hurricane Harvey. The day before the race, more than 600 book bags were assembled for local students attending Farmers Branch Elementary School.

“The MONI 5K for Children captures what our organization is all about – bringing the community together to support each other, make an impact for families in need, and have a great time while doing so,” said Jeff Gardner, MONI Smart Security President and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to continuing our work with Mission 500, expanding our reach through this event for years to come.”

The event held at MONI Smart Security’s headquarters in Farmers Branch, Texas, drew runners from Boston to Dallas, including a special appearance by American running legend Bill Rodgers, four-time winner of both the Boston and NYC Marathons.

Corporate sponsors included (Platinum); Anixter, a Tri-Ed Company and Cyber Group (Gold); Parvidea Solutions, Power Home Technologies, USI Southwest and UTC Fire & Security (Silver); and SMB Suite (Bronze). Check out this brief video recap of the 2nd Annual MONI 5K for Children:

For more information on the MONI 5K Run for Children, contact Kathryn Robinson at or visit:

For more information on Mission 500 or on how to become involved in supporting Mission 500, contact Jeff Eichenlaub at, or call 631.219.8728.

About MONI

MONI, a subsidiary of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASCMA), is one of the largest home security alarm monitoring companies in the North America. Headquartered in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, MONI secures more than one million residential and business customers through its Five Diamond rated Alarm Response Center. MONI is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau and centers around three brand pillars: Fastest Response, Customer Intimacy, and Comprehensive Security. The company is supported by the nation’s largest network of independent Authorized Dealers, providing products and support to customers in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. To learn more about MONI and the full suite of smart, personalized home security solutions available, visit For licensing information, visit

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About Mission 500

Mission 500 is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that works closely with the security industry to serve the needs of underprivileged children living in the United States. Through corporate sponsorships and donations, the volunteer-driven initiative has distributed more than 13,000 book bags filled with school supplies to students attending Title One schools, provided almost 50,000 weekend meals to children who aren’t promised a meal outside of a school setting, and most recently, donated 300 hope packs filled with school supplies and essential hygiene items for children misplaced by natural disasters. Mission 500 also serves as an advisory team for cohorts in Canada and Latin America. Through this partnership, Mission 500 LATAM is currently sponsoring over 1,000 impoverished children around the world.