In November 2009, Jordan Paganelli, a Southern Maryland resident and student passed away from Rhabdomyosarcoma. Rhabdomyosarcoma is an aggressive, highly malignant soft-tissue cancer that strikes approximately 350 kids in the United States each year. AVIAN LLC, a Southern Maryland company was deeply attached to and affected by this tragedy.
Jordan’s courageous 23 month battle with cancer inspired the community and touched many lives. His parents set up the JRock-n-Run in the summer of 2010 in his memory as he was an avid cross-country runner and music lover. Every penny raised goes to Sarcoma Cancer Research. AVIAN is an annual sponsor and in-kind contributor of this event, and has been since its inception. The event was held on Saturday, June 29th this year and AVIAN was very proud to be a part of it.