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Ogden Company Hosts 6th Annual Benefit Run


Ogden Company Hosts 6th Annual Benefit Run

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OGDEN, Utah, Aug. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AvantGuard Monitoring Centers, an Ogden, Utah company, is putting its efforts to organizing its sixth-annual 5K benefit race.

AvantGuard Monitoring is a wholesale alarm monitoring provider based in Ogden, Utah. AvantGuard provides monitoring services to businesses in the security, fire, medical alert and IoT industries.

Each year, AvantGuard team members nominate families in the area who are facing financial strain from medical issues. The members of the committee then select one family to run for.

"These are most often young families who may not have financial stability, or clear answers to a really difficult situation," said AvantGuard president, Justin Bailey. "Our goal is to provide as much support as possible to the family by gathering the community and by donating the money we raise from race registrations and sponsorships to them."

This year, AvantGuard is holding the event to benefit Leo Thurgood, the son of Josh and Jenn Thurgood. Leo is considered an "O" baby, meaning he was born with an Omphalocele, a thin layered sac that contained his liver outside of his body.

In addition to the complications from his Omphalocele, Leo also has an atrial septal defect (ASD), meaning he was born with holes in his heart. Support from this race will help his parents pay for the care he needs and gather community support for his family. In addition to the event, a Gofundme page has been set up for the family. See below for details.

Now in its sixth year of operation, the "AG Run For A Reason" has grown a vibrant culture among the AvantGuard team and community members. Last year, the race generated over $5,500 to the beneficiary family.

Josh Garner, CEO of AvantGuard said about the race, "As a service organization, we wanted to create a company-wide event that looked beyond our team and into the community." He continues, "The 5K race allows every member of the AvantGuard team to participate in whatever way they are able, and to build deeper connections to each other and the community. We want to show that we truly care."

The Ogden race takes place September 15, 2018 behind the AvantGuard building - 4699 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, Utah, 84403. In addition to the 5k race and 1 mile walk, there will be a kids race around the building and inflatable slide for the kids to play on after the race.

For more information regarding this event, visit:


Facebook: AG Run For A Reason - Ogden

gofundme:  Leo Thurgood


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