by Donna Brown
In keeping in line with all ACB conference and convention events, the 2020 ACB Brenda Dillon Memorial Walk will be held as a virtual event.
What does that mean for everyone? First and foremost, it means that everyone can participate no matter where you live and regardless of your fitness level. Second, you can walk whenever you want, however you want, and how much you want. You can count your walks to and from the kitchen to your recliner as your ACB Walk. You can walk with family and friends. You can walk on a treadmill or in the pool. The sky is the limit. Be creative!
The ACB Walk is a fund-raising event for both ACB and its affiliates. For a small fee of $25, you can sign up for the walk online by visiting https://acbwalk.securesweet.com/, or you can call the Minneapolis office at (612) 332-3242, and someone will assist you. You will also have the option of signing up for the walk on the convention registration form. When you register for the walk, you can create or join a team, or you can walk as an individual. You also have the opportunity to make a donation in addition to your $25 registration fee. Upon completion of your registration, you are taken to your walk page. This is the link that you would send to family, friends, businesses, or co-workers seeking donations.
As in previous years, all ACB affiliates are encouraged to create teams. Up to 50% of all donations for each affiliate team will be sent back to that affiliate. This is an excellent and fairly simple way for affiliates to raise much-needed funds.
The ACB Walk committee will hold a walk celebration on Sunday, July 5 at 6 p.m. Stay tuned to the ACB lists for more announcements about this “live” event.
As of this writing, four teams have been created, and over $600 has been raised. Please join us in our endeavor to raise at least $90,000 for ACB and its affiliates.
For questions about the walk, or to get assistance with the walk website, contact walk committee chair Donna Brown by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (304) 940-0292. Let’s not only Walk up a Storm, but seek donations like a tornado.