Machinists Union plans fun run to benefit charity
EVERETT — The 11th annual Flight for Sight Fun Run & Walk will be June 9 in Everett.
The event is sponsored by the Women’s Committee at Machinists Union District Lodge 751. All proceeds will benefit Guide Dogs of America. The California-based charity provides guide dogs and instruction in their use free of charge to blind and visually impaired people from the United States and Canada.
The race day sign-in will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the courses’ start/finish line at the Everett Boeing Activity Center, 6098 36th Ave. W. The timed races will start at 9:30 a.m. with the walk to start at 9:45.
Last year’s fun run raised $9,661 for Guide Dogs, part of the more than $263,000 raised by District 751, which made it the top contributor to the charity across North America. In all, the Women’s Committee has raised more than $106,000 for Guide Dogs of America since it launched the Flight for Sight run 11 years ago.