The inaugural Security 5K/Mission 500 Charity Run in Las Vegas on the second day of ISC West raised more than $30,000 to benefit Mission 500, a charitable organization engaging security professionals to sponsor children in need through the World Vision organization. Proceeds from the March 25th event will sponsor 90 children for a full year − providing food, water, education and healthcare. Event proceeds increased the number of sponsored children to more than 360 total.
More than 312 runners registered for the event, and about 250 ran. Registrants included 65 female runners, and participants hailed from 12 countries and 37 states.
Six of the total of seven sponsors in 2010 have renewed their commitments to support the 2011 Security 5K/Mission 500 Charity Run, already scheduled for April 7, 2011, at next year's ISC West in Las Vegas.
Alarm.com also committed itself to sponsor the 2011 event and discussions are under way with numerous companies who expressed interest in adding their support to the event. Two event sponsors this year also promoted special offers tied to the Security 5K, including HID Global and Deister Electronics.
At a Reception and Awards Ceremony for Security 5K runners, Mission 500 awarded its first “Mission 500 Humanitarian Award” to Alan Forman, President of Altronix Corporation. The award honors individuals in the security industry who make important contributions to those in need.
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