CLB Celebrates 112 Years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jocelyn Hunter

(202) 454-6422 office

112 Years & Counting

Washington, D.C., May 17, 2012 – Thursday, May 17, will mark the 112th year of Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB). CLB is a Washington, DC based organization with offices also located in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. CLB services the entire greater Washington, DC region. Services including job training, vision care, travel training, and other programs create a full, comprehensive system for people of all ages who are blind, low vision, or deaf-blind.

Tony Cancelosi, K.M., President and CEO, said, “As we emerge to our 112th year, CLB is more committed than ever to serving the community because of the increase in vision loss among seniors and persons with diabetes. As you know, diabetes is one of the leading causes of vision loss.”

To coordinate an interview or photo/broadcast opportunities, contact Jocelyn Hunter at (202) 454-6422 or

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About Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB)

CLB serves people of all ages who are blind, low vision, or deaf-blind living in the greater Washington, DC region, by providing vision-health screenings, independent living skills training, support groups, retraining, and job counseling and placement. Seventeen percent of veterans are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with visual impairment. CLB partners with government and private agencies to retrain and employ these wounded warriors. Independence is our vision. For more information, please visit our Web site at

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