Reston, Va. — PMMI's PACK gives BACK™ at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 raised over $34,000 for K9s for Warriors, a charitable organization dedicated to providing service dogs to military veterans suffering from posttraumatic stress as a result of their service since 9/11. The Nov. 3 event, open only to PACK EXPO and Pharma EXPO registrants, featured former Tonight Show host and celebrated comedian Jay Leno.
Leno entertained a sold-out crowd of 1,900, and funds raised included a portion of ticket sales and supplemental donations collected online and on site at PACK EXPO. The program includes three weeks’ training for the canine/warrior teams at the K9s for Warriors facility in Ponte Vedra, Fla. Over 90 percent of the partnered dogs are obtained through rescue groups.
“We’re always happy to support those that have fought for our country,” says Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI. “Our service men and women have given so much for us. It’s a pleasure to be able to give something back to them.”
PMMI would like to thank Title Sponsors DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymer and Pro Mach, Inc., and Gold Sponsors Bemis North America and International Paper for supporting PACK gives BACK™.
“PACK gives BACK™ is a way to bring the entire PACK EXPO community together for a greater purpose,” adds Yuska.
PACK EXPO events in 2015 will include PACK EXPO East at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (Philadelphia, Feb. 16–18), and PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 (Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 28–30). Learn more about the PACK EXPO trade shows at Packexpo.com.
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is a trade association representing over 650 packaging and processing supply chain companies that provide a full range of packaging and processing machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through programs and events such as the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, packexpo.com, PACK EXPO Show Daily, networking events and educational programs.
PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International and presented jointly with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE); PACK EXPO Las Vegas, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: PACK EXPO East, debuting Feb. 16–18, 2015 (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia); EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015, March 10–12, 2015 (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico); EXPO PACK México 2015, June 16–19 (Mexico City, Mexico); PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Sept. 28-30, Las Vegas Convention Center); Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015.