Summer is often a season of fun and forgetting: Heading to the beach, mountains, or an exotic destination and leaving your cares behind.

But this year, employees at Precision AirConvey are making sure not to forget those closest to us. We’ve been working to support the communities of northern Delaware through participation in a number of philanthropic events.

PAC Regional Sales Manager Ken Stye rolling up his sleeves at a blood drive for the Blood Bank of Delmarva.

The giving began on June 4, when PAC employees took part in a blood drive held by the Blood Bank of Delmarva. PAC team members made the lunchtime walk to the drive, hosted by TekSolv on PAC’s corporate campus in Newark, to give blood for the cause. We’re proud that our donations will help support a population of 1.6 million people, as well as various hospitals and healthcare facilities, served by the Blood Bank of Delmarva.

With the blood part taken care of, giving our sweat was next. Led by Sales and Marketing Assistant Paula Lanouette, a team of PAC’s finest athletes traveled to Wilmington on July 22 for the Delaware Corporate FunRun 5K.

Held at a YMCA in the city’s downtown, this great event drew hundreds of runners to help support the Max Cure Foundation, which funds innovative treatments and research at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. In addition to supporting a great cause, the event was an excellent team-building exercise for the PAC employees, and a way to get to know people from other great Delaware companies over complimentary post-race food and drinks.

PAC has already set its sights on two more philanthropic events. First up is the Saint Francis Foundation 5k Walk/Run, scheduled for Sunday, September 27. This event will benefit the greatest needs of Wilmington’s Saint Francis Healthcare system, including outreach.

Less than two weeks later on October 10, several PAC volunteers will assist with the Wilmington Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Held along Wilmington’s Riverfront, this American Cancer Society-sponsored event is part of the nation’s largest network of breast cancer awareness events.

PAC participants will volunteer at the event and also take part in a non-competitive, three-to-five mile walk. Our company is proud to support this great cause, which has already raised $20,629 two months before the event. That number will surely grow exponentially by “walking time” this October!

In addition to supporting our community philanthropically, Precision AirConvey has been actively looking to hire great local talent for a growing number of positions at our company. This summer, we’ve already hosted a table at the NASCAR FedEx 400 in Dover and the New Castle Ice Cream Festival, and we will be heading to the Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square, Pa. this September.

PAC is everywhere! Keep an eye out for our signature shirts and banners at these great community events throughout the region.