A wide shot of the Andes Mountains with a snow covered Mt. Ausangate in the center. The 2020 team of eleven are hiking in the foreground on a beautiful day.

Tag: Outreach

Our new 2020 Vision Quest Logo, with black and teal text and stylized gray mountains in the background
12 Sep
2021
New look lifts the 2020 Vision Quest a little higher

“Little by little becomes a lot” --Anonymous Welcome to a few new aspects of the same quality charity, 2020 Vision Quest! I

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Randy, dressed in a blue shirt and colorful tie, sits in a bookstore surrounded by bookshelves in front of a table with copies of his book "See You At The Summit"
06 Sep
2021
Come visit us at Author’s Alley, Auburn’s Town Day, September 11

Would you like to meet Swirl Perhaps you want to have your copy of our book, See You At the Summit signed or to pick up a new copy for

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Black dog with red cape against a blue sky background
08 Jun
2021
Our video tribute to the GDB Canine Heroes Event from June 6

“Heroes don’t always wear capes” – Andrea Randall Guide Dogs for the Blind just held their June 6 gala celebrating the canine

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Randy in a black commencement robe and gown, wearing a Patriots mask, with Swirl the black lab in a harness at his side, next to the Dean also in a black robe and black mask. 
23 May
2021
Commencing with a tremendous honor at the University of New Hampshire

My own graduation with Swirl was barely complete when I processed beside Dean Mike Decelle to the platform from where I would provide the

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Randy plays with a Guide Dog on the beach, with words "Celebrating Canine Heroes - Big News" superimposed
17 Apr
2021
Celebrating Canine Heroes–And Our Big News!

We intended to release this video for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Canine Heroes Event in June, but post-production we were inspired to add

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28 Mar
2021
Now presenting our latest video production

"People often say that motivation doesn't last Well, neither does bathing—that's why we recommend it daily" —Zig Zigler Zig has a

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Randy and Brent on a sunny day, taking a pause from biking and doing a fist bump. Randy wears a tie-dye shirt and helmet and Brent's shirt is blue.
21 Feb
2021
Fireside Chat #2: Join us with Dr. Brent Bell from the University of New Hampshire

When: Saturday, February 27 at 7:00 pm Where: Sign up here for free access to the Zoom link My friendship with Brent extends back to

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Screen shot of Michelle Brier, brown-haired woman, speaking to the audience.
31 Jan
2021
First Fireside Chat Warmed a Cold Night in January

People often say that motivation doesn't last Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily - Zig Ziglar Friday,

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Randy stands in a room with green walls, in a plaid button-down shirt and red tie, speaking into headphones, mid-gesture.
17 Jan
2021
Our virtual school presentations adapt for today

"Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games” – Babe Ruth More than a decade of presenting in schools allowed us to adapt

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Two masked women walk down a path with a long practice harness between them.
10 Jan
2021
Guide Dog Update and Training Innovations during COVID-19

I’ve been without a Guide Dog for a little while now and folks continue to ask me regularly about it Guide Dogs for the Blind is

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A golden retriever puppy wearing a green service vest.
28 Dec
2020
Make a difference in the New Year

Help us better the world Donate by December 31

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Golden retriever puppy with a green sign saying "Guide Dog Puppy" in front of a wooded background.
30 Nov
2020
Giving my gratitude for the matching grant announcement – Coming on Dec. 1

It has been difficult to witness the significant, though understandable, impact of COVID-19 on the fundraising side of our charitable

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A colorful rock summit with a bright blue sky and a distant ridge line.
04 Oct
2020
The Path Forward: Want to come along?

“Know from whence you came If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go”  James

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Two men out on the street in running gear giving thumbs up signs.
30 Aug
2020
Time to come together for unique Boston Marathon experience

I run to keep healthy, I run to enjoy time spent with the various guides who make the experience possible, and I run to challenge myself to

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Randy, tall man in a tie and blue shirt and sunglasses, smiling.
23 Aug
2020
Proud to Announce our Coming Adaptations for School Presentations

In the midst of all the adversity of the present times, our thoughts are with the teachers, schools and most especially students facing

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A group of black and golden lab puppies with a green sign that say "GUIDE DOG PUPPY".
08 Aug
2020
Big next steps of the four-paw variety

Photo courtesy of Guide Dogs for the Blind “Achieve a Vision Beyond Your Sight” – 2020 Vision Quest As these are the "dog

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Randy stands with his cane, speaking to a classroom of students.
27 Jul
2020
Now Presenting the Virtual Presentation Process!

So much of our mission involves the presentations I provide at schools and at conferences or corporate functions When Covid-19

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03 May
2020
Why the Inaugural Bru 5.4 K saves lives: BE FAST on May 4 and beyond!

At 5:40 pm on May 4, 2020 I'll turn up the speed on my treadmill and run a virtual race to support Tedy's Team, an organization started by

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Blue morning glories wrapping around a mailbox in the sun.
26 Apr
2020
April Showers Bring May Flowers: Morning Glory Anticipations

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” – Audrey Hepburn It has been a rainy April, both literally and metaphorically Staying

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Randy Pierce and Rodney Andre walk into sun on the streets of Boston after Boston Marathon 2019.
20 Apr
2020
Making more out of this different Patriots Day

April 20, 2020 is Patriots Day and was expected to be the Boston Marathon Covid-19 has altered those plans and the lives, all too often

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