The Pennsylvania Association for the Blind Recognizes October 2013 as Blindness Awareness Month and Will Hold White Cane Day Celebrations across the State on October 15th

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As a symbol of a blind or visually impaired person’s ability to achieve a full and independent life, the White Cane is being celebrated on October 15th by the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind and its 28 Member Agencies.

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Initiated by the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind and its 28 Member Agencies across the Commonwealth.

In an effort to inform Pennsylvania’s citizens about the prevention and treatment of low vision and blindness, the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind and its 28 Member agencies are joining together to celebrate the White Cane as a symbol of a blind or visually impaired person’s ability to achieve a full and independent life.

The Pennsylvania Association for the Blind, as a statewide organization, will be holding regional events throughout the State on October 15, 2013.    

“Our focus at these events will be to educate people about vision loss and to showcase the talents and abilities of people who are blind or vision impaired. Additionally, we hope to reach people who are experiencing vision loss so they will know how to access the resources that will enable them to acquire the skills, tools, and services necessary to maintain an autonomous lifestyle,” says Elaine Welch, President/CEO of the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind.

The Pennsylvania Association for the Blind is excited about the collaboration of blind organizations across the state in an effort to build better, and more open communities that embrace blind and visually impaired individuals throughout the Commonwealth. For more information about White Cane Day and Blindness Awareness Month events, contact PAB at 717-766-2020 or visit http://www.pablind.org.

Contact: Katie Schock - PA Assn. f/t Blind Phone: 717-766-2020 Email: Katie.schock(at)pablind(dot)org
Beaver Co. Assn. f/t Blind, Berks Co. Assn. f/t Blind, Blair/Clearfield Assn. f/t Blind, Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh, Bucks Co. Assn. f/t Blind, Butler Co. Assn. f/t Blind, Cambria Co. Assn. f/t Blind & Handicapped, Center f/t Blind & Visually Impaired, Central Susquehanna Sight Services, Center for Vision Loss, Chester Co. Assn. f/t Blind, Fayette Co. Assn. f/t Blind, ForSight Vision, Greater Wilkes-Barre Assn. f/t Blind, Hazleton Blind Assn., Indiana Co. Blind Assn., Keystone Blind Assn., Lackawanna Branch –PAB, Lawrence Co. Assn. f/t Blind, Montgomery Co. Assn. f/t Blind, North Central Sight Services, Nu Visions Center, South Central Blind Assn., Susquehanna Association f/t Blind & Vision Impaired, Vision Resources of Central PA, Venango Co. Assn. f/t Blind, The Sight Center of Northwest PA, Washington-Greene Assn. f/t Blind, Westmoreland Co. Blind Assn.

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