And Now For Something Completely Different

Are you as fatigued as I am with the constant barrage of bad news?  Every time you turn on the TV, someone is yelling about the stock market.  You see images of devastation, famine, and war on every channel.  We need some positive news! 

Well, I have something positive to share.  Parsec is sponsoring its first Parsec Prize 5K race on October 15, 2011.  We believe in promoting wellness.  What better way to do that than to have a race?  

We also believe in supporting local charities.  As you have probably read many times, we are committed to donating up to 2 percent of gross revenues each year.  We have a Parsec Prize through which we make large donations to four select charities.  This year’s recipients are: 

  • Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP),
  • Asheville Symphony,
  • the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Buncombe County, and
  • Industries for the Blind

Each recipient has an opportunity to raise even more money through the Parsec Prize 5K.  All of the $25 race entry fee will be given to one of the four charities; the runner selects the charity.  Runners and their sponsors can also donate more money if they choose.

It is not too late to register for the race.  For more information, please visit our special Parsec Prize 5K page at

Sure, the race is not going to cause the markets to soar (upward).  It just gives us all an opportunity to enjoy a nice fall day and forget about our problems for a few minutes.  Believe me, when you see the last hill of the race, you will not be thinking about the stock market!  We hope to see you on Saturday, October 15.

Cristy Freeman, AAMS
Senior Operations Associate