by Donna Brown
ACB members and friends did it again! Early Sunday morning, July 3, between 60 and 70 ACB members and friends proudly and energetically strutted their stuff around the Hyatt and through several Minneapolis skywalks during the 2016 ACB Brenda Dillon Memorial Walk of 10,000 Steps.
On behalf of the ACB Walk committee, I would like to thank everyone for their participation in this year’s walk. Our goal was to raise at least $60,000. As of this writing, the walk has raised more than $61,000 for ACB and some of its affiliates. The Florida Hurricanes have raised over $17,000. The Tennessee Mall Walkers and the West Virginia Walkers have each raised over $3,000. Both the Missouri Mules and the Proud Prairie People from Illinois have raised over $2,000. Five teams have raised between $1,000 and $2,000. Several other teams actively raised several hundred dollars. Twenty teams signed up, and almost 100 people registered as either on-site or virtual walkers.
Reno, here we come! We haven’t yet set the jackpot for the 2017 walk, but I am sure the stakes will be high. Start looking for information about next year’s walk in future issues of “The ACB Braille Forum” and “E-Forum,” as well as on the various ACB e-mail lists.
Let’s raise even more money next year!
— Donna Brown
Caption: Sara Conrad speed-walks with her guide dog through the skyways near the Hyatt during the Walk of 10,000 Steps. Just visible outside the skywalk window is some of the construction being done on Nicollet Mall.