June 21, 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013 dawned bright and beautiful with a sunny sky filled with fluffy white clouds enhanced by a slight breeze. It was a perfect day for a 5k Walk and a 1 Mile Fun Walk as part of the 8th annual Highmark Wallk for a Healthy Community. Walkers started to gather around 7:30 am, waiting patiently for the 9 am kickoff. Many had donned their official Walk t-shirts and made the rounds of the booths set up by the participating agencies.

In all 28 staff, friends and customers of the Center for Vision Loss, along with two pups, took to the streets. Together they raised $5,273 for the agency! The donations will be used to support Vision Rehabilitation services and programs for our blind and visually impaired customers in Lehigh, Northampton and Monroe Counties.

We are so glad to participate in this event which is organized and supported by Highmark Blue Shield.
As a small non-profit, we never would be able to pull off such a wonderful walk by ourselves and the other 24 participating non-profits heartily agree. And the fact that we all get to keep 100% of the contributions that are raised on our behalf is just amazing.

So thank you Highmark Blue Shield and all of our walkers and donors for making the event a day to remember. While we didn’t quite reach our goal of $6,000 this year, we came darn close. But if you are reading this article and would still like to contribute, please know that we will accept Walk donations until June 30!

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