I just received a notice from the good folks at the Southeastern Guide Dogs about how they are thinking outside of the box because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of holding their annual Walkathons, that annually brings in more than one million dollars for this very well-deserving organization, they will be holding “virtual” experiences instead. As they noted, since they depend on private donations and grants to provide service and guide dogs to people at no charge, the monies raised by the thousands who participate in these Walkathons is critical to their operation.

So this year, as Walkathon Director Jennifer Bryan describes it, “At 10 am on the day of the Walkathon for which you are registered, join in the virtual experience. Whether you are walking on a treadmill, walking in your neighborhood, or even in your living room, put on your walking shoes, leash up your dog and…

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