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The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a series of intra-state/intra-nation runs that take place in the spring and summer in the United States and around the world. Law enforcement personnel carry the Special Olympics Torch for a common cause which takes them through blizzards in Alaska, the mists of England, the islands of the Caribbean, the endless farmland of Illinois, and the deserts of Arizona, to bring the Torch to the Opening Ceremonies of their local state or nation’s Special Olympics Summer Games. The common goal is to raise money to support Special Olympics athletes, as well as help dispel the myths surrounding the capabilities of people with intellectual disabilities.
To symbolize their support and the independence of Special Olympics athletes, at each Opening Ceremonies Law Enforcement personnel pass the Torch to an athlete, who uses it to light the “Flame of Hope” which burns throughout the Special Olympics Games.
This year's Arizona Torch Run begins in seven locations across the state on April 20th-26th, 2013. These seven flames will be carried throughout Arizona, culminating with the lighting of the torch at the Special Olympics Summer Games.
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