by Rebecca Bridges
Since 2009, a highlight of the ACB national conference and convention has been the annual ACB Walk/Run. This event is designed to bring ACB members and friends together to raise funds and awareness for the great work done throughout the organization on behalf of its members. If you are a fan of ACB Radio, would like to see more audio description made available, or think you or a loved one might be seeking funds for school in the near future, your support or participation is critical to ensuring the continuation of these services, and so many more.
This year's ACB Walk/Fun Run will take place on Sunday, July 8 at Seneca Park, located at 3151 Pee Wee Reese Rd. in Louisville. For those of you joining us at the convention, transportation will be provided to and from the Galt House, with buses departing promptly at 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning. The event begins at 7:30 a.m., and you should be back at the Galt House no later than 10 a.m., in plenty of time to tackle the rest of your busy day. If you expect to be sidelined by an inability to join us at the convention or your preference for sleeping in, we've got you covered as well! You have the option of registering as an on-site or virtual participant, or can simply make a pledge to a friend.
For even more fun and camaraderie, consider forming a walk/run team! When you form your team, you will also be registered as an individual, improving your ability to raise funds and your chances to win great prizes. Whether you sign up as an individual or as a member of a team, the registration fee is only $25, which goes directly to ACB!
The names of all registrants will be entered into a drawing for prizes. As an extra incentive, for every $100 you raise as an individual or a team, your name will be entered into a drawing for more chances to win. Trophies and prizes will be given after the race for the following:
- First and second place walkers and runners
- The individual raising the highest amount of pledges
- The team raising the highest amount of pledges
- The ACB affiliate credit with the highest amount of pledges
For general information, or to register, visit www.acb.org and click the "2012 ACB Walk/Fun Run" link. You may also contact Dan Dillon, ACB Walk/Fun Run committee chair, at (615) 874-1223, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am proud to be an ACB member and walk/run participant for the fourth year in a row. I invite you to join me in helping to ensure the continued vitality and success of the organization we so dearly love. I'll see you at the finish line in Louisville!