Kalashnikov USA Expands Community Support Joining MIA Runway 5K Airport Series Run to benefit the American Cancer Society
Miami, Florida – Kalashnikov USA (KUSA) Competitor Cedric Jean-Baptiste joined 400 other participants in the inaugural MIA Runway 5K Airport Series on Saturday, March 19, at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport (OPF) to make strides against breast cancer. The proceeds from registrations and sponsorships for the series, which totaled $17,500, will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign.
“I’m grateful to Kalashnikov USA for sponsoring me as a runner in this 5K event and donating funds to raise awareness about breast cancer and help with treatment and recovery,” said Jean-Baptiste (the_rhundown), a 37-year old racing enthusiast and security manager at a resort hotel. “I’m looking forward to representing the company at other charitable race events in South Florida as a way to give back to our community” he added.
Kalashnikov USA is increasingly active with a variety of worthy causes. Recently, the company donated an emotional-support service dog, as well as training and supplies, to a Marine Corps veteran. Under the banner of “Kalashnikov USA Cares” the company plans to continue increasing its charitable endeavors through monthly events such as fundraising races, walks, and other activities that benefit our community, especially our veterans.
“Kalashnikov USA is a growing employer in South Florida. Our skilled workers live and work and raise their children here. It is only natural that we support those organizations that are working to improve the welfare of our employees, our neighbors, and our fellow citizens” said David Garretson, VP of Marketing for the company. “We look forward to supporting Cedric in future charity races as well as assisting other noteworthy causes, especially those that benefit individuals dealing with difficult challenges” he added.