Hundreds of police officers in Illinois climbed onto the rooftops of Dunkin' Donuts shops Friday morning to raise money for Special Olympics.
Police collected money for the Torch Run, which is Illinois law enforcement's own special arm of Special Olympics fundraising.
In honor of the event, Dunkin' Donuts created a special "Rooftop Ring" doughnut, glazed with red icing depicting Special Olympics Illinois colors. The company also is donating $15,000 to the Torch Run fund.
The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run has raised more than $31 million over 28 years while increasing awareness of Special Olympics Illinois athletes and their accomplishments. Each year, more than 3,000 officers cover 1,500 miles carrying the Flame of Hope through the streets of their hometowns and to the State Summer Games in Normal in June.
The Torch Run has set a goal of raising $3.5 million in 2014. For details about Special Olympics Illinois, contact (800) 394-0562 or www.soill.org.