by Dan Dillon

On your mark, get set ... hold it! Let's be sure you're ready.

Do you have on plenty of sunscreen with a SPF of 15 or higher? The Florida sun can be merciless on all skin types, so slather on protection.

Are you wearing comfortable and supportive walking/running shoes? (Sandals and flip-flops are definitely not good choices!) Blisters are no fun!

Light-colored, loosely fitting clothing made of a fabric that can breathe is the best choice for attire. You'll be cooler, literally! Sunglasses, hats/caps, and sweatbands are options some of you might consider.

Drink lots of water before and during the walk. Staying hydrated is a healthy must. Water stations will be available at various points along the walk route.

Get a good night's sleep the night before and eat breakfast so that your batteries are fully charged and ready to go. Fresh fruit and snack bars are good choices and will be available at the walk site.

With these points covered, now let's hear it -- on your mark, get set, and we are truly ready to go!!

On Friday afternoon and evening, we will be distributing race packets. Check with Janet Dickelman at the information desk for the specifics on when and where. It is possible to turn in pledges up to the time of the walk/run, so keep working to be the top affiliate and individual bringing in the most money for our beloved ACB!

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