RACE FOR A
GOOD CAUSE
Pajunk® sponsored
the APS’s annual K9 5K walk/run

28.06.2022

Pajunk USA Crosses The Finish Line for Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation

Pajunk sponsored the APS’s annual K9 5K walk/run to support the foundation and Alpharetta Community!

It isn’t often you get to see your colleagues sweat, maybe before a big presentation or upcoming deadline, but Pajunk USA employees took sweating (and charitable causes!) to a whole new level last Saturday, June 18, as a sponsor of the Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation’s annual K9 5K run/walk race. The foundation is vital to the community as it supports local law enforcement, first responders, and the families of those injured or killed in the line of duty. APS leads programs that teach CPR, car seat safety, disaster relief, and other efforts to maintain the highest level of performance among our safety professionals. Pajunk has also utilized APS programs to inform employees about their safety options in a crisis.

 

The K9 5K sponsor area was located in the Dave and Buster’s parking lot, with the race taking place along a route starting on North Point Parkway. Runners, walkers, and furry friends could stop by the Pajunk tent to grab some Gatorade and dog treats, and to learn more about Regional Anesthesia and Pajunk USA, the newest medical device company to move to Alpharetta, Georgia. 

 

 

The Pajunk running team, now nicknamed “The Pajunk Purpose,” consisted of Laura Roberts, Insha Naqvi, Amer Residovic, Diego Haegele, Cristian Marchante, Nick Sucan, Brian McGarry, and two K9 Pajunk mascots, Roux the Golden Retriever, and Tyler the European Great Dane. Manning the tent was Andreas Sohre, Paulina Thomas, and Christine Klinner. 

 

Competition and team spirit were high at this event, with two medal winners: Laura Roberts and Diego Haegele; Laura Roberts was the first Pajunk Purpose member across the finish line! When asked how she prepared for the race, Laura said, “I was trying to push myself to see how well I would do considering I have never competed in a race before; I also had a pretty good pacer ahead of me, and I kept running faster to see if I could take him – which I did on the last 0.5 mile!”

 

It was an excellent morning for Pajunk and APS - exercising, supporting our community, and being around our furry friends.

 

See you at next year’s event!