Littleton’s Colorado Center for the Blind and its partner, the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado invite the community to participate in the second annual 6 Dot Dash, a 5K Race to raise awareness and funds for Braille Literacy and blindness skills training. This event will become a much-anticipated part of our lovely Littleton midsummer activities. Learn more and register for the race at 6dotdashco.com
The 5k race takes place on Saturday, June 29th and will begin at the Colorado Center for the Blind (2233 W. Shepperd Ave. Littleton, CO 80120) proceeding along the beautiful Mary Carter Greenway. This is an out and back course with lots of great volunteers and a well-stocked aid station. It’s a GREAT race with awesome SWAG.
The name “6 Dot Dash” comes from the six dots which make up the Braille cell. A combination of these six dots makes up every letter in the Braille alphabet. For individuals who are blind or low vision, these 6 dots represent literacy, independence, and opportunity. The National Federation of the Blind of Colorado and the Colorado Center for the Blind help blind people across Colorado live the lives they want through:
- World Class Adjustment to Blindness training at our flagship program, the Colorado Center for the Blind in Littleton
- Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) summer programs for blind youth
- Scholarship Program
- Advocacy for blind people of all ages
- Peer Support for individuals who are blind and low vision.
This summer, BELL programs will be held in Littleton at the Colorado Center for the Blind, and in Westminster and Grand Junction, providing the gift of literacy and self-confidence to 30 blind Colorado kids. Follow them on social media @coloradocenterfortheblind