Release Date: 
Monday, May 14, 2018
Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)

Annual Run to Support Programs for the Blind Set for June 3

National Federation of the Blind Partners with Baltimore Orioles to Support Programs to Help Blind People Live Lives They Want

Baltimore, Maryland (May 14, 2018)

Event: National Federation of the Blind 6 Dot Dash

Date: June 3, 2018

Place: National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

Attention Sports, Lifestyle, Health, and Education Editors:

This year the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), which is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of establishing its headquarters in Baltimore, will again host the 6 Dot Dash, a unique 6K race to benefit the NFB’s programs that help blind people in Baltimore and across the nation live the lives they want. The NFB is partnering with the Baltimore Orioles to make this year’s race the biggest and best yet! The Oriole Bird will be on hand for this fun, family-friendly event.

The 6 Dot Dash supports NFB programs with a special focus on Braille literacy. Braille is the primary literacy tool used by blind people. It is a raised dot reading and writing medium in which one Braille cell, which represents one letter or number, is composed of up to six raised dots. The NFB’s annual 6K race represents our commitment to ensuring that blind students are taught Braille. Learn more about the race and all the initiatives it supports at