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Light the Way 5k at Nationals Park this Saturday

The logo for Light the Way 5K. It is the outline of a cartoon figurine filled with solid yellow running while his leg starts to wrap around the CLB purple lighthouse logo. The words "Light the Way" curve around the bottom.

Media Advisory:
Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind Hosts
Light the Way 5K at Nationals Park

 

 

 

 

WHAT:

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB) invites you to its 4th annual Light the Way 5k Fun Walk/Run, an awareness and fundraising event organized to support programs and services for people who are blind, deaf-blind, and visually impaired. Events include a scenic run/walk along the Capitol Riverfront and ending on the National’s Park warning track, Kids’ Fun Run, live music, silent auction, and great food!

WHO:

Walkers and runners from across the country.  Light the Way 5k’s Committee Members, which include representatives from local businesses, Fortune 500 companies, and nonprofit organizations serving the blindness community. DC Councilmembers Grosso and Cheh will speak.

WHEN:           

Saturday, September 20th, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. – noon Event Schedule

8:30 a.m. – Opening ceremony remarks by Tony Cancelosi, President and CEO of CLB, Dr. Mark Johnson, the Retina Group of Washington, and DC Councilmembers Grosso and Cheh

8:30 a.m. – Kids’ Fun Run 9:00 a.m. – Walk start

WHERE:         

Nationals Park 1500 South Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003-1507 Accessible via Metro’s Green line – Navy Yard/Ballpark stop Free parking in Garages B Register online at: www.lighttheway5k.org

Contact:

To coordinate interviews or photo/broadcast opportunities, contact Jocelyn Hunter: 202-454-6422, jhunter@clb.org.

About Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB) CLB serves people of all ages who are blind, low vision, or deaf-blind living in the Washington, D.C., region, by providing vision-health screenings, independent living skills training, support groups, retraining, and job counseling and placement.  Among the veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, 17% of them have visual impairments.  CLB partners with government and private agencies to retrain and employ these wounded warriors. 

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