Light the Way 5K Media Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Jocelyn Hunter
Director of Communications
(202) 454-6422, office


Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind Hosts Its First Annual
Light the Way 5K Fun Run/Walk

WHAT:         Washington, DC — Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB) invites you to its first annual Light the Way 5K, fun walk/run. The event is a family-friendly, non-competitive walk/run for all ages. Proceeds will benefit programs and services offered by CLB including: Senior Services, Bridge to Work for Veterans, and Children’s Programming. Come Make a Day of it! Participants who register online will get a game ticket for that night! All are welcome to participate either as a walker, runner, volunteer, or guide a runner or walker who is blind or visually impaired.


WHO:             Light the Way 5K is a CLB awareness and fundraising event organized to raise money to support programs and services to people who are blind or visually impaired. Sponsors include: Advanced Programs Group, Washington Nationals, Broad Street Realty, Safeway, McQuade. Brennan, LLP, Geppeto Catering Inc., Howard Insurance Agency,, Bach to Rock, Capital One Bank, ThreeWire Systems, Delta Gamma, Beat Refinery, MyEyeDr., The McCormick Group, Ourisman Automotive, and Steve Van Grack Law Firm.

WHEN:          Saturday, September 10, 2011

                        9:15 a.m. – Remarks by DC Councilmember Tommy Wells, DC Councilmember Mary Cheh, and Others

                        9:30 a.m. – Begin walk/run

WHERE:      Nationals Park
1500 South Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003-1507

Register online at:;eventID=501

Light the Way 5K Media Advisory
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