Seattle District 751 Flight for Sight Run Raises $14K for Guide Dogs

07 24 2014 GDAfunrun

District 751’s Flight for Sign fun run raised more than $14,000 for Guide Dogs of America, a charity that provides service dogs and training to people who are blind or have impaired vision.

More than 140 runners took part in IAM District 751’s annual Flight for Sight fun run, generating more than $14,000 for Guide Dogs of America.

The totals were just shy of last year’s all-time records.

“We had a good group of runners and some great volunteers and sponsors,” said District 751 Women’s Committee Chairwoman Grace Holland. “Thanks to all of them, it was a great day.”

The event, which was held on June 7, included timed 5K and 10K races, plus a non-competitive one-mile walk. Click here for photos of the run. 

Over the past 13 years, the Flight for Sight has raised approximately $147,000 for Guide Dogs of America, the California-based charity that provides service dogs and training in their use free of charge to people who are blind or have impaired vision from across the U.S. and Canada.

Over the past five years, District 751 has raised nearly $1.5 million for the charity, including a record $384,000 in 2013