A Long Journey Begins with a Single Step, by Dan Dillon

The first and most important step in joining in the 3rd annual ACB Walk/Run is to sign up. For computer users, sign up at www.acbwalk.com. If you prefer to do it by phone, you can call either Donna Brown at (304) 822-4679 or Rebecca Bridges at (703) 527-1175, and either of these walk committee members will fill out the sign-up form for you. With either option, you can pay the $25 registration fee with your credit card.

You will be given helpful information for seeking pledges to support your participation in the walk. Obtaining pledges is a vital part of making the ACB Walk/Run a success whether you are literally walking/running in Reno or participating as a virtual walker to show your much-needed support of ACB.

All participants will receive a beautiful tote bag commemorating ACB's 50th anniversary. There will be special drawings. For every $100 an individual or team raises in pledges, the name will go into a drawing for a prize. Since ACB is celebrating its 50th anniversary, for each individual or team that collects 50 pledges overall, no matter how great or small the pledge, the name will be entered into another drawing. Note: all pledge money must be received in the Minnesota office at 6300 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Suite 195, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430, by June 30 to be calculated for the drawings and other awards. Be sure to include the name of the participant and his/her affiliate with each envelope of pledge checks mailed, and you may also encourage your pledgers to utilize the online option to pay by credit card, too.

The Striding for Gold in the Silver State 3rd annual ACB Walk/Run will take place on Sunday morning, July 10, at 7:00 a.m., with buses departing the hotel at 6:30 a.m. The anticipated return time to the hotel will be between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. Join today and get under way for the grand finish line.