Sparks Fly in Preparation for ACB Walk

by Donna Brown

Do you want to be a part of an event in which you have the following options:
·        You can raise money for ACB.
·        You can also raise money for an affiliate of your choice.
·        You can make a donation to help ACB and an affiliate of your choice.
·        You can get some exercise.
·        You can participate even if you are unable to attend the ACB national conference and convention.
·        You can win great prizes.
·        You can meet new friends.
Any or all of these things can occur if you participate in the 2017 ACB Brenda Dillon Memorial Walk.  Join the fun and help us reach our goal of $65,000. 
Important details about the 2017 ACB Walk are below.
Date: July 1, 2017
Time: 7:00 to 8:15 a.m.
Where: the second floor of the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nev.
Note: The walk is approximately one mile in length.
How Can I Get Involved?
You may make a donation or register as either a virtual or on-site walker by going to
Registration is only $25.  You may also register by completing a downloaded paper form or by calling the Minneapolis office at (612) 332-3242.  After registering, if you wish to set up an affiliate team, you may want to get assistance with someone from the Minneapolis office using the phone listed above.  When creating teams, team captains have the option of designating up to 50% of the monies raised to go back to the affiliate. 
Checks should be made payable to ACB with the word “walk” in the memo, and sent to: American Council of the Blind, 6300 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Suite 195, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. 
The theme for the 2017 ACB Walk is “Let the Sparks Fly.”  The sparks are already flying.  At least nine teams have already been created, and some of those teams have received several donations.  Please help us Let the Sparks Fly, raise at least $65,000 for ACB and its affiliates, and participate in this year’s event.