Cincinnati Chapter Participates in Flying Pig Marathon
The American Council of the Blind of Ohio, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, participated in the Flying Pig Marathon events for the second time this year. The Flying Pig Marathon attracts participants from 50 states and over 20 countries with around 30,000 participants this year. Three of our ACBOGCC members walked the half marathon and a woman who is legally blind from Irmo, S.C., won the Flying Pig Marathon in the women's division. Dave Perry (32), guided by Sue Hill, and Joyce Rogers (68), guided by Mary Beth Donelan, crossed the finish line for the half marathon. Amy McDonaugh (34) of Irmo, S.C., was the first woman to cross the finish line. Amy had enough vision to run by following others, and then she was leading all other women. What an achievement!
ACBOGCC had a total of 16 people in three events: the half marathon, the 10K, and the 5K. They included members and friends of members who assisted as additional guides. The ACBOGCC members were Joyce Asher, Melody Banks, Mary Ann Donelan, Mary Beth Donelan, Annie Donnellon, Mark Foresterling, Deborah Kendrick, Kate Morse, Terry Olandese, Dave Perry, and Joyce Rogers. Friends and additional guides were Donna Foust, Mary Lou Hausman, Sue Hill, Elizabeth Williams, and Greg Wilmhoff.
Thanks to the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Honda Dealer, which donated $370 for our T-shirts, and thank you to the many people who sponsored our walkers. We are truly proud of Amy McDonaugh, Flying Pig winner, and of all our ACBOGCC members and friends who walked the 5K, the 10K, and the half marathon. Thanks to all our members and friends who served as guides. We are sure 2012 will be even bigger and better!