GST Department Raises Over $8K for GDA

Nearly 80 runners and walkers participated in the 2018 IAM 5K last Saturday, raising over $8,000 for Guide Dogs of America. The event hosted by the IAM General Secretary-Treasurer’s Department was held at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD.

The 3.1 mile run/walk at the William W. Winpisinger Center in Hollywood, MD was open to the public and included a food truck, DJ, vendors and a raffle.

“This event is quickly becoming one of the favorite fundraisers our office does for GDA,” said IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Dora Cervantes. “It’s even more rewarding to raise money for a great cause and promote good health.

“A big thank you goes out to Jaime Colburn, Kelly Peterson and the staff at the Winpisinger center for doing such a wonderful job and making this such a successful event.”

Guide Dogs of America provides guide dogs free of charge to blind and visually impaired men and women in the U.S. and Canada. It costs approximately $42,000 to train a guide dog and provide instruction for its user.