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White Cane Day 2015

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind logo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MEDIA ADVISORY

White Cane Day 2015

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

WHAT:

Office of Disability Rights

DC Commission on Persons with Disabilities

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind

American Council of the Blind

National Federation of the Blind

Veterans Affairs

A collaboration of blindness organizations in DC in conjunction with the DC’s Office of Disability Rights will host a White Cane Day celebration, a community event organized to highlight a national day to recognize individuals who are blind or visually impaired who travel independently with the use of long canes.

WHO:
Adults who are blind or visually impaired & Invited DC Elected Officials

WHEN:
Thursday
, October 15, 2015, 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Event Schedule

3:00pm          Rally Walk to Capitol begins

4:00pm          Rally Walk concludes at One Judiciary Square.

4:30pm          Program Begins

WHERE:       One Judiciary Square, 441 4th Street NW
Old Council Chambers

Contact:
To coordinate interviews or photo/broadcast opportunities, contact Jocelyn Hunter: 202-454-6422, jhunter@clb.org.

 

Founded in 1900, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind is the only organization of its kind to provide life-changing skills and services to clients who are blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind members of the greater Washington region. Through vision-health screenings, a mobile eye care unit, independent living skills training, community support groups for youth and adults, career counseling and job placement, CLB enables clients to reclaim personal and professional independence by learning to navigate mobility and employment challenges that arise from vision loss. CLB manages 12 government contracts, employing blind members of greater D.C. and has served Washington DC’s blind and visually impaired community with life-changing resources for 115 years. For additional information, visit www.clb.org