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March for Independence: Dallas, 2008

What is the March?
The March for Independence is a 5K walk-a-thon and celebration demonstrating the independent spirit of the nation’s organized blind, their friends, family, and supporters, which will raise funds for the Imagination Fund. The Imagination Fund supports local and state outreach efforts for blind people in your local community through the programs and initiatives of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute.

Crowd waits to begin the March for Independence. Several people hold the banner announcing the March for Independence. A group marches with their canes.

When is the March?
The March for Independence will take place on Wednesday, July 2, 2008, amidst the 68th National Federation of the Blind annual convention in Dallas, Texas. To learn more about our national conventions remember to visit <www.nfb.org> often for updates on the registration process. Please note that registering for national convention is a completely separate process from registering for the March.

Where Will We March?
Thousands of Federationists, their friends and family members will demonstrate and celebrate for independence at our second annual March for Independence - The Walk for Opportunity. This 5K walk-a-thon fundraiser will take place in Dallas, Texas, on July 2, 2008. Remember, everything is bigger in Texas, so this campaign and walk are bound to bring some big surprises. Stay tuned for more information as we continue to plan this year’s exciting event.

How Can I Help?
You can register now at the March Web site listed at the top of this page to start raising money and soliciting sponsors, or look to the contact information at the bottom of this page. Even if you are unable to make it to Dallas this year, you can still contribute to the effort by sponsoring another marcher or even a team of marchers.

National Federation of the Blind
March for Independence 2008 – The Walk for Opportunity
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Phone: (410) 659-9314, extension 2408
Fax: (410) 659-5129
E-mail: <[email protected]>

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