Flight for Sight run raises $14,000 for Guide Dogs

EVERETT — More than 110 runners took part in the 14th annual Flight for Sight fun run, helping to raise more than $14,000 for charity.

FunRunStartThe combined 5K and 10K race — with a non-competitive 1-mile walk — was held June 6, with Machinists Union District Lodge 751‘s Everett Union Hall serving as the start and finish line.

“We had a new course this year, which provided a challenge for our volunteers,” said IAM 751 Business Representative Grace Holland. “Thanks to them, our great sponsors — and of course, all our runners — we had a great day raising money for a great cause.”

The annual Flight for Sight run is sponsored by the Women’s Committee at District 751. Since its inception, the race has raised more than $160,000 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.

District 751 is the No. 1 fundraiser for Guide Dogs of America. Over the past six years, the union has raised nearly $1.8 million for the charity.

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 nearly 34,000 working men and women at 52 employers across Washington and California.

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