Twelve years ago I met my friend Max. He was blind and shared his story of the impact of having a working guide made in his life (from Guiding Eyes for the Blind). I was hooked. I love dogs and I loved the idea of helping to raise a pup for a sight-impaired individual - simply a "gift with no strings attached." I began volunteering as a puppy raiser. One year ago, I began running. I love it too. So, why not put both these loves together? After all, 9/28 IS my birthday. And I am going to party when I cross that finish line. And, I'd even be more joyful knowing my run was not only about myself, but helping an organization that is near and dear to my heart. Thanks for your support!