Meet the Blind!

National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina, Greenville Chapter

Announces a Meet the Blind/White Cane Awareness Event

 

For blind people, the white cane is an essential tool that gives us the ability to achieve a full and independent life. It allows us to move freely and safely from place to place—whether it’s at work, at school, or around our neighborhoods.

The National Federation of the Blind celebrates Meet the Blind Month every October. Throughout the month, we conduct a variety of outreach activities that create opportunities for sighted people to meet blind people in their local area. Many of these activities center on White Cane Awareness Day which is also held in October. This year the Greenville Chapter of the NFB will hold a meet the blind day and white cane walk at Lake Conestee Nature Park in Mauldin, SC.

When: October 12, 2019 -10:00-2:00

Where: Lake Conestee Nature Park

Purpose: To inform the community and visually impaired citizens of the NFB local chapters and other resources in the upstate. The meet the blind and white cane walk will allow the community to interact with the blind in our community to foster relationships and understanding of the needs and abilities of our visually impaired community.

Activities: Meet the blind, registration, informational tables. Walk starts at 11:00. We will walk through the park and end at the White Pines Shelter in the park for a barbecue lunch, live music, raffle and door prizes. All money raised will benefit the Greenville Chapter to continue their work

Advanced Ticket Cost: 15.00 per person included lunch. Tickets at the event 18.00

 

Event Organizers:

Crystal and John Knope – (864)908-8068, ckkvangogh@att.net

Phillip Outland- (864)534-2877

President: J.W. Smith- (864) 269-0004