Seton High School graduates walk 154 miles to raise awareness for AVRE

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Three Seton High School Graduates are taking giant steps to raise awareness for a local organization that helps the visually impaired.

AVRE Board Member Bill Emmons is walking 154 miles from Binghamton to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey to raise awareness and money for the non-profit.

AVRE, or the Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, assists and employs people who are blind or severely visually impaired in our area.

Emmons and his two friends, Michael Clayton and Brian Novitske, will take eight days to complete the trip, traveling around 20 miles per day.

Emmons was connected with New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning through a mutual friend, and Manning has helped support the effort.

Emmons says he wants everyone to know more about AVRE.

"AVRE is important to this community. People need to know about the great work that they do. Many people don't know what AVRE is for one reason or another and we're hoping this event and fundraiser raises a lot of awareness and money for these good people here," says Emmons.

Longtime Giants fans Tim and Kim Myers presented AVRE with a donation Monday morning.

The walk will culminate at the Giants home opener next Monday against the Detroit Lions.

Emmons and the group are due to arrive four hours before kick-off.

To follow their journey, log on to avreus.org/news/-avresgiantwalk-50.html or use the hashtag #AVREsGiantWalk on Twitter.


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