[Ohio-talk] Charity Day 5K information

Carol Akers purplecakers at yahoo.com
Mon May 23 22:58:17 UTC 2016

Thank you for responding Deanna.  I am so excited that you are joining me in representing the NFB of Ohio at this event! The more representation we have, the more people will remember us in the future when we approach the public for support, donations, and to join us in future endeavors.  I was thinking today about the various groups I have seen in recent 5K events and what an impression they make on the viewers along the route on the sidelines, and the media taking photos and doing interviews. When it is obvious that an organization has the support and presence of it's members and that they believe in the organization, it makes a lasting impact.  When it is obvious that only a few people are supporting an organization, to the public, it does not leave a favorable impression, it is hard for the public to think seriously about supporting an organization that doesn't appear to support itself.  I know these words are strong, but think about it, it is true.  We need to turn out in numbers to show who the NFB is, not just a few  people trying to make a difference or a presence.  So hello Ohio, hello all my fellow NFB members, get up and do it.  Register to join the few of us who have  already signed up and  are participating and let us make a difference.  Let us March together, as Denver stated.  Let us do it for Dr Jernigan, Dr Tem  Broeke, Dr Mauer, and President Ricobono, moreover, let us do it for OHIO.Carol 

    On Monday, May 23, 2016 7:30 AM, Deanna Lewis via Ohio-Talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:

 Hi Carol and all,
I will be there! My cane will not be a tappin' but my guide dog's paws
will be a clickin' as we walk this 5K! I'm very excited, as this is my
first 5K walk. I am trying to get a group of guide dog users together
to join us. And of course, Oagdu can hand out literature at the table.
Looking forward to seeing you all in Columbus!

On 5/22/16, Denver Jones via Ohio-Talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> I placed that phrase at the beginning of my message body for a very
> important reason! I believe that many times in this day and age we forget
> how far we came as a united front. I think the forefathers of the in FB knew
> exactly what to do, and we in this day and age sometimes forget.  Miss
> Carol Akers I want you to know that your email has not fallen on deaf ears!
> We had an incredible turnout for our volunteer station on the flying pig
> half marathon route. I for one have not signed up for this 5K walk. However,
> I have sent my contribution to the Nfb on behalf of this walk to miss SHERRY
> RUTH. I believe that we all should know what our limitations and boundaries
> are. I further believe that we should push ourselves to those boundaries as
> frequently as possible. All of these things have been said so I can
> demonstrate my desire to pull this organization to gather as a united front
> and attempt to make the NFB of Ohio a household name in Ohio! It will take a
> heck of a lot more than just five people to get this to happen for us! So I
> implore each and everyone of you on this list serve to put forth your best
> effort to support this cause. If, you are not able to register and
> participate, at least reach out with your contribution. This does not
> necessarily mean a financial contribution. Richard, our affiliate president,
> I was informed the list serve that we have a table available to disseminate
> literature or so items related to the national Federation of the blind. The
> diabetes action network has already stepped up and said they want to pass
> out literature and sell items. We need more blind participants!  So, come
> one, come on, step right up and have a ball!  Let's unite in Columbus on
> this date not to show support for an event but to show people here we are
> and what we can be! Send my doctors told me that I need to be more active, I
> have made a conscious effort to be at Emory possible excursion that we
> support and or indoors!
> Please everyone, join me in these efforts with Carole Akers and the other
> for! If you are able to make this event please, register as soon as possible
> and support your brothers and sisters in the in B!
> I want to add a small disclaimer here. There are a few grammatical errors in
> this message and a few words that are not correctly in Surrey. Dictation on
> the iPhone is not  and exact science as of yet. Please excuse any miss
> spellings or incorrectly worded sentence.
> Respectfully,
> Denver. Jones
>> On May 20, 2016, at 7:36 PM, Carol Akers via Ohio-Talk
>> <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> Hello all!The weather is getting nicer and everyone is getting outside
>> more to enjoy it.  With that being said, WHO will join us, the NFB of
>> Ohio, on June 26th for the 1st Annual Charity Day 5K event? This fun
>> fundraising event will be held in downtown Columbus, Ohio and it will be
>> in the news!  This will be a wonderful opportunity to get those canes a
>> tapping and demonstrate independence and mobility to the community.  I am
>> excited for this event and hope all the members of the NFB of Ohio are
>> too. Right now though, I feel as if I am talking to myself, as I hear and
>> see nothing but CRICKETS. That is right folks, where are all the voices of
>> the blind of Ohio? Please remember that this fundraising event is to
>> benefit the affiliate and members who I hope are actively excited about
>> working together to raise funds and have fun.I look forward to having a
>> large crowd of NFB Ohio members at this event with me!  It would look
>> really weird if only 5 of us showed up for this now wouldn't it? And only
>> 4 had canes, how newsworthy would that be?  It wouldn't make much of a
>> statement to the community about our presence in Ohio and what we do.
>> Events such as this set the tone for our future when we ask for donations
>> and want people to take notice of other things we strive to change or do
>> in the public eye.  Lets make this a notable event, one people will
>> remember  us for.  Yes, let people say, "Oh, I remember the NFB Ohio, yes,
>> they were part of the downtown event and there were so many canes and dogs
>> walking along with the others.  Yes I will support your efforts after
>> seeing that." Many of you may not realize what an impact this could make
>> on the community. I hate to keep repeating myself but, this is important.
>> You never know who needs what you have. You never know whose life you
>> could impact by being part of this.  There are people in the community who
>> need to know who the NFB of Ohio is and need to see that this too is
>> possible, it can be part of the life you choose to live. There are people
>> who need to see possibilities, hope and a way to change their lives.
>> Please join me on this day at this event to make NFB Ohio a household
>> name.Carol Akers
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