Union fun run raises $14,000 for Guide Dogs of America

DogJog1aEVERETT — More than 140 runners took part in Machinists Union District Lodge 751‘s annual Flight for Sight fun run, which generated more than $14,000 for Guide Dogs of America.

The totals were just shy of last year’s all-time records.

“We had a good group of runners and some great volunteers and sponsors,” said IAM 751 Women’s Committee Chairwoman Grace Holland. “Thanks to all of them, it was a great day.”

The event, which was held on June 7, included timed 5K and 10K races plus a non-competitive 1-mile walk. Times for all the runners are posted online at www.FlightForSight.com. Photos are available at www.flickr.com/photos/iam751/sets.

Over the past 13 years, the Flight for Sight has raised approximately $147,000 for Guide Dogs of America, the California-based charity that provides service dogs and training in their use free of charge to people who are blind or have impaired vision from across the United States and Canada.

DogJog1District 751 is the No. 1 fundraiser for Guide Dogs of America. Over the past five years, the union has raised nearly $1.5 million for the charity, including a record $384,000 in 2013.

Originally formed in 1935 to represent hourly workers at the Boeing Co., District Lodge 751 of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers now represents more than 32,000 working men and woman at 50 employers across Washington, Oregon and California.

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