What is 2020 Vision Quest?

We lead and inspire students and professionals to reach their peak potential while providing financial support for crucial vision services.

2020 Vision Quest supports two organizations—NH Association for the Blind, and the internationally renowned Guiding Eyes for the Blind—to help ensure that life-changing services for the blind may always continue.

Learn more about 2020 Vision Quest

Book a presentation

Invite Randy to speak at your school or organization!

" ...it rocked the entire audience of 130 people. There were farmers, lawyers, doctors, teachers, artists from young to old... Everyone felt that Randy was talking to them. It was a profound experience."
– Celeste Barr, Beaver Brook Association

Support our mission

Your tax-deductible donation helps to raise and train dog guides, reach out to young people, and maintain services for blind people in New Hampshire. Any amount is welcome.

Billboard image describes a scene from last year’s peak potential, where five guests in the back row celebrate their winning auction bids for beautiful canvas prints of The Mighty Quinn atop Mt. Liberty. Front row -- a beaming Randy (kneeling) with his arm around The Mighty Quinn.

#miles4quinn

This community has logged
7,621
miles
as of Saturday, July 19!

Did you walk, run, bike, or otherwise undertake healthy miles today? Dedicate them to the Mighty Quinn!

Log my miles

Learn more about #miles4quinn

Save the Date – November 22nd!

Fifth Annual Peak Potential Dinner and Charity Auction

The beautiful Derryfield Restaurant in Manchester, NH, will host the 5th Annual Peak Potential Dinner and Charity Auction on Saturday night November 22nd. If you’ve attended any of the previous Peak Potentials, you need no further encouragement to join us once again. If this would be your first time attending, this event is a fun and memorable evening of good company, delicious food, spectacular auctions and raffles, an inspiring presentation from Randy, and the chance to meet Autumn, Randy's newest companion and guide from Guiding Eyes for the Blind.

Tickets are now available at www.2020visionquest.org/peak-potential.html. Please be aware that this event has sold out for the past two years. Tickets are available for individuals, couples, and tables of eight; the more seats you purchase at once, the lower the per-seat cost. And if you need another incentive to get your tickets early – tables of eight will be available at an Early Bird price of $500 until September 1st. That's just $62.50 per person!

All funds raised by Peak Potential will support our two sponsored charities: the New Hampshire Association for the Blind in Concord, NH, and Guiding Eyes for the Blind in Yorktown Heights, NY. Event Sponsorships are also available starting at just $200.

Visit the Peak Potential official event website between now and November 22nd for everything you need to know about Peak Potential: how to order tickets, what items will be up for auction, how to become a sponsor, and more.

Eleventh NHAB Walk a Big Success . . . but Randy now can only tell tall tales of former tail

Tracy Pierce, with large pair of scissors, 
            hacks off Randy’s ponytail in a sunny parking lot in Concord NH as an amused crowd of spectators looks on. Beautiful late-spring weather and an enthusiastic, supportive crowd of walkers gathered in Concord, NH on Saturday June 7th to step out for the NHAB’s 11th Annual 3K Walk for Sight. Sighted and non-sighted walkers alike, and several guide dogs, strolled the sunny streets of Concord together to cover the course from the NHAB headquarters to the State House and back. Among the walkers Saturday were Randy, Tracy and Autumn Pierce—Randy a tad lighter on this day after having lost a friendly fundraising wager to Tracy and thus having to allow her to (gleefully) remove his twenty-plus-year-old ponytail before the event. Oh, the humanity! All told, some 50 supporters walked for 2020 Vision Quest—raising approximately $9000 for this team alone. Several hundred more people overall joined in the fun for a great cause, raising thousands more additionally for NHAB.

From the Blog

Procrastinate procrastination!

- Randy lists his strategies for beating procrastination. What are yours? Read more

Independence Upon the Presidential Range

- Fourth of July Weekend without a 2020 Vision Quest Hike? Let’s flashback to our first Experience with Independence on the Presidential Range! Read more

Surf, Sand and Sunrise: Generations of Appreciation

- A beach sunrise on the longest day of the year allows Randy to savor experiences with his family. Read more

The Double Century

- Randy and his friend Brent Bell will ride 200 miles through New Hampshire, called a "Double Century" ride, on June 27. Read more

A Peak at this year's "Potential"

- Ticket sales are now open for Peak Potential 2014 on November 22! Randy and Erin, our new event coordinator, share how we're striving to make this year's event the best one yet. Read more

The Mighty Quinn Memorial Goalball Challenge: A surprising tribute

- You're invited to this tribute sporting event dedicated to the Mighty Quinn on June 9 in Portland, Maine. Read more
Beautiful photo of Quinn lying on the ground at summit of Mount Flume on sunny summer day (it was August 24th, 2013).  His head up and looking partially skyward, he appears to be in a serene, meditative pose.  Spectacular backdrop is Kinsman range and part of Mt. Liberty to the right. Superimposed in white, on left side of photo, is the following quote from Mahatma Gandhi:  I offer you peace.  I offer you love.  I offer you friendship.  I see your beauty.  I hear your need.  I feel your feelings.  My wisdom flows from the highest source.  I salute that source in you.  Let us work together for unity and peace.

We Salute and Honor the Marvelous Mighty Quinn
12/11/04 — 1/20/14

Farewell Quinn – We are all so fortunate to have had you touch our lives. Your love, devotion, perseverance and playfulness are held ever so warmly in our hearts. You enriched my life in so many wonderful ways well beyond the incredible Guide work for which you were trained. The heights we climbed, the lives you changed and the vacancy you leave are unimaginably immense. I hurt and grieve your loss intensely. I promise to honor you and the gifts you gave to me, Tracy and our world. I love you my beloved boy and I am in the company of so many who will feel similarly.

Read our Blog entry for more information about Quinn and some great stories about his amazing life.

Welcome, Autumn!

Autumn in harness smiles up at the camera.

Randy's new guide dog has entered our lives and charmed our hearts. Learn more about Autumn here.

How does a sightless man climb a mountain?

See a 15-minute documentary film about Randy and 2020 Vision Quest's July 4th climb of Mount Washington. Teaser video of Blind Ambition
Watch the "Blind Ambition" trailer

2020 DVDs still available!

We are proud to announce Extended Availability of the 2020 VisionQuest DVD "Four More Feet" documenting Randy and Quinn's Historic Winter 48 Hikes! DVD ordering instructions, along with the download for the Descriptive Video Service, can be found at the following link.

Get a copy of "Four More Feet"
Support the Vision! Visit our online gift shop. All profits support our charitable mission.