[Colorado-talk] NFB of Colorado Comcast 6 Dot Dash 5K Press Release

Kevan Worley Kevan at wefitwellness.com
Fri Jun 15 17:52:07 UTC 2018


Dan Burke

Community Relations

National Federation of the Blind of Colorado

303-778-1130 ext. 213

Cell 406-546-8546

dburke at cocenter.org<mailto:dburke at cocenter.org>


Littleton, Colorado (Friday, June 15, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines us or our dreams. The 6 Dot Dash 5K will raise awareness and funds for Braille literacy and blindness skills training. The 5K run/walk, expo, kids' activities, and blind beer tasting kicks off at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning, June 24th at the Colorado Center for the Blind (2233 W. Shepperd Ave. Littleton, CO 80120). The name "6 Dot Dash" comes from the six dots which make up the Braille cell. A combination of these six dots makes up every letter in the Braille alphabet. For individuals who are blind or low vision, these 6 dots represent literacy, independence, and the opportunity to live the lives we want.

Jessica Beecham, blind ultramarathon runner and community activist said, "the running community is always happy to run. Especially for a great cause. Braille has played a critical role in my personal and professional life. Making sure that the next generation of blind kids get the best education is what it's all about. Of course, it is also about a fun day of walking, running, and enjoying a free beer at the tasting following the race."

We are proud to announce that the Director of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation of Colorado, and a running enthusiast, Mr. Steve Anton, will serve as Honorary Chair of this inaugural event. In addition to the 5K, runners can enjoy a 1-mile fun run, our race day expo, tours of the Colorado Center for the Blind, and our blind beer tasting in partnership with Blind Faith Brewing, DeSteeg Brewing, and St. Patrick's Brewing Company. (Blindfolds available for beer tasters who are not blind.) Registration is $40, and participants will receive an official chip time, technical t-shirt, free finisher photos, a finisher medal, and entry to the blind beer tasting. www.6dotdashco.com<http://www.6dotdashco.com>. This is an out and back course, starting at the Colorado Center for the Blind and proceeding along the beautiful Mary Carter Greenway. A special thanks to Comcast, our Title Sponsor.

Every day the National Federation of the Blind raises expectations of blind people because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds us back.

Come run with us.

For further information or to arrange an interview, contact Dan Burke, dburke at cocenter.org<mailto:dburke at cocenter.org>, 303-778-1130 ext. 213 or cell 406-546-8546.

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Come walk or run with us! June 24, 2018 Colorado Center for the Blind
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