PDC, a global leader of innovative identification solutions, hosted its 5th Annual Brady Walk for Community on July 24 at its Valencia location. The Brady Walk for Community is a yearly employee fundraiser held by the Brady Corp., PDC’s parent company, which raises money for charities and gathers donations for food banks.
PDC employees walked up to five laps to raise money, and Brady Corp. matched 20 percent of the total funds raised by each employee plus $2 for every food item participants donated.
The food drive benefited the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, while all monetary proceeds were equally split between two local nonprofit organizations: the Tierra Del Sol Foundation and the Child & Family Center.
“PDC is delighted to be included in the Brady Walk for Community and to be a part of the Brady Corporation, which is committed to giving back to the communities where its businesses operate,” said Robert Case, President of PDC. “We want to see the amazing work of Tierra del Sol, the Child and Family Center, and the SCV Food Pantry furthered to positively impact the people of Santa Clarita.”
Tierra del Sol enables individuals with disabilities to establish meaningful and productive lives and to contribute to the economic, cultural and civic vitality of their communities through gainful employment. For more than twenty years, PDC has employed clients of Tierra Del Sol and was the first business in the city of Santa Clarita to do so.
PDC has also partnered with the Child & Family Center since 2012 by participating in the annual “Adopt-A-Family” and teen gift card holiday giving program, which provides clothing, gift cards, and toys, to local families in need. The Child & Family Center helps build a healthy Santa Clarita Valley by providing mental health, behavioral and education services to children, adults and families in a safe and nurturing environment.
Local businesses also joined in with additional sponsorship support for the event, including Café Rio, Chick-fil-A, In-N-Out Burger, Jimmy John’s, Lady Di’s Cookies, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Market.
Robert Case, PDC President (at right) presents a $5,000 donation to representatives of the Tierra Del Sol Foundation, (L-R) Cathy Galarneau, Jan Maseda and Rebecca Lienhard.
With more than 55 years of experience, PDC connects people, products, and technology worldwide through innovative identification systems for the safe and efficient management of patients and procedures. PDC Healthcare is the result of the merger between two industry leaders and pioneers in healthcare: Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC) and The St. John Companies Inc. The company serves the healthcare, leisure & entertainment, law enforcement, and animal identification industries.
PDC Healthcare is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of wristband, label, medical records, and imaging systems. An originator of innovative technologies, the company introduced the first single-piece patient wristband, first bar code wristband system, first thermal printer wristband, first Smart Band RFID wristband system, and the award-winning PDC Smart® Kiosk, among many other innovations.
PDC Healthcare products are used in leading hospitals worldwide and comprise a comprehensive range of solutions that provide positive ID and positive clinical outcomes, while meeting important guidelines of The Joint Commission, World Healthcare Organization, FDA, AHA, and HIPAA. Complying with ISO 9001 standards, PDC Healthcare follows a systematic, world-standard approach to ensure superior product design, manufacturing, and customer support services. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com or www.pdchealthcare.com.
Since its launch in 2000, PDC’s Smart Band RFID wristband system has been used by leading amusement parks, water parks, resorts, and music festivals to deliver unique and convenient applications that help redefine the guest experience, while reaping bottom line benefits to the companies who use them. Applications include: cashless point-of-sale; cashless arcade and vending; social media integration; keyless hotel and locker access; electronic access control; photo management systems; and customer loyalty programs. Additional PDC RFID solutions include PDC Smart Cards, key fobs, lanyards and parking passes. For more information, visit www.pdcsolutions.com.
On Dec. 28, 2012, PDC was acquired by Brady Corporation, a world leader in identification and safety solutions for premises, products and people.