We want to bring your attention to an exciting event taking place here at the Colorado Center for the Blind on Sunday, June 24.
At least, it will start and finish at the Center, because it is the national Federation of the Blind of Colorado’s first 6 Dot Dash 5K, and we invite you to register and walk, run or roll! Funds raised go to the NFB of Colorado, the organization that founded the Colorado Center for the Blind and whose fund-raising kept the doors of the CCB open for many years afterward. The practical application of the philosophy we teach here at the Center is the philosophy of the National Federation of the Blind, whose tag line is “Blindness is not what holds you back. You can live the life you want.”
We also want to give special recognition to Comcast, Title Sponsor for our first-ever 6 Dot Dash in Colorado!
“6Dots” refers to the six dots that make up the Braille cell, and so are the fundamental elements of that revolutionary reading system for the blind. The National Federation of the Blind of Colorado advocates for blind children to learn to read and write in Braille with its annual Braille Enrichment in Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academies held across the state. In addition, college scholarships for blind students, advocacy for blind parents and other blind Coloradans are among the important work of the NFB of Colorado.
The Expo opens at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 10 a.m. There will be blind beer tasting at noon.
We’ll be on hand on June 24, and we hope you will be too!