The ACB Brenda Dillon Memorial Walk: It's the Real Deal!

by Donna Brown

The ACB Walk committee is challenging you to shuffle the deck and roll the dice to hit the jackpot for ACB.  The 2014 walk is the real deal! Not only does the ACB Walk have a new name, but participants also have the opportunity to roll doubles and raise lots of money for both ACB and an affiliate of their choice.
To honor Brenda Dillon, one of the founders of the walk, the ACB Walk is now known as the ACB Brenda Dillon Memorial Walk.  It will be held at the Miracle Mile Shops, Planet Hollywood on Sunday, July 13, during the 2014 ACB national conference and convention in Las Vegas, Nev.
How does this real deal work? When a team captain registers a new team, he/she has the option to designate up to 50 percent of the donations that team receives to the affiliate of his/her choice.  Then each person who wants to be a team member completes an individual registration form, and indicates which team they want to be a member of.  Finally, actively start seeking those all-important donations!
As in previous years, you may register as either an on-site walker or a virtual walker, and you can register as an individual without being part of a team.  So even if you are unable to attend the national conference and convention, you can still be a part of this real deal!
As part of this real deal, the registration fee for everyone is still only $25.  To register a new team, or as an individual, go to the registration link on  On the registration page, you will find a link to register a new team, and another link to register as an individual or as a member of an existing team.  To make a pledge, go to the donation link on  If you are uncomfortable with completing any of these forms online, you may either download copies of these forms, or you may call Donna Brown at (304) 940-0292 for assistance.  All entry forms or pledge forms completed in hard copy must have a check made out to ACB Walk attached and mailed to American Council of the Blind, 6300 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Suite 195, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430.
Prizes will again be given to teams and individuals who reach various levels of received donations.  So get registered and start seeking donations.  There are at least six teams already registered, and they have been actively recruiting team members and donations. On-site walkers also have the opportunity to win prizes on Walk Day.
If you have any questions about the ACB Brenda Dillon Memorial Walk, contact either Donna Brown or Dan Dillon, chairs of the walk committee.  Their information is as follows: Donna Brown, (304) 940-0292, e-mail; Dan Dillon, (615) 874-1223, e-mail
So get registered, and roll doubles for ACB and an affiliate of your choice.  How often do you encounter a win-win opportunity in Las Vegas?