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Mission 500 Security 5K/2K virtual event raises $75K

Mission 500 Security 5K/2K virtual event raises $75K Security professionals unite during virtual ISC West 2020 to help families in need

Mission 500 Security 5K/2K virtual event raises $75K

PORTLAND, Maine—Mission 500 teamed up with ISC West during their online show earlier this month to stage a virtual 5K/2K Run/Walk that proved to be an “unexpected and overwhelming success” generating more than $75K in donations.  

Mission 500 is a non-profit, charitable organization that works closely with the security industry to serve children and families in need across the U.S., so all donations 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 Mission 500 Chairman Ken Gould said in the announcement. “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 60 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:;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 online on October 7th, where the organization also honored George Fletcher with its annual Humanitarian Award. In addition, ADT received Mission500’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award.

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);, 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).

For more information on Mission 500, contact Ken Gould at [email protected] or call 646-823-5526.


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