White Cane Day

For Immediate Release
October 08, 2013    
Contact: Jocelyn Hunter
Director of Communications
(202) 454-6422, office

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind Hosts White Cane Day Celebration on October 15, 2013


Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind invites you to its White Cane Day celebration, a community event organized to highlight a national day to recognize persons who are blind and visually impaired who travel independently with the use of long canes.


Adults and youth who are blind, visually impaired, and DeafBlind


Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m

Event Schedule

4:00 pm – Walk to NCBA Estates

5:00 pm – Resolution presented by DC Councilmember Mary Cheh

5:35 pm – View “Going Blind”, film


Meet at 14th & Irving, NW and walk to 2801 14th Street, NW, location of NCBA Estates
Accessible via Metro’s Green line, Columbia Heights Metro station stop

Accessible via Metro’s Green line – Navy Yard/Ballpark stop Free parking in Garages B and C


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

About Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB)
CLB serves people of all ages who are blind, low vision, or deaf-blind living in the Washington, D.C., region, by providing vision-health screenings, independent living skills training, support groups, retraining, and job counseling and placement. Among the veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, 17% of them have visual impairments. CLB partners with government and private agencies to retrain and employ these wounded warriors. Independence is our vision. For more information, please visit our website at www.www.clb.org.

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