"The Vision Walk is an excellent opportunity for the South Florida community to get involved in our grassroots effort to raise funds and awareness in the fight to cure blindness" Lesa Kretshcmer
Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) November 01, 2014
On Saturday, November 15, 2014, the south Florida community will have the opportunity to walk at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park in Fort Lauderdale, in support of finding a cure for blinding retinal diseases. According to the Foundation Fighting Blindness, diseases such as macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa and Usher syndrome are currently affecting more than 10 million Americans.
Florida Reading and Vision Technology Inc., leading national retailer of assistive technology for the blind and those suffering from low vision, is proud to participate in this event. “I am deeply honored to be named Honorary Chair of the 8th Annual South Florida VisionWalk,” states Lesa Kretschmer, CEO of Florida Reading and Vision Technology, Inc. “This event is a wonderful opportunity for the south Florida community to come out and support the work the Foundation is doing to raise awareness and funds for those who have been living in darkness.”
Since 2006, VisionWalk, the Foundation’s signature 5K fundraising program, surpassed the $30 million mark, with more than 50 annual walkathons engaging 100,000 people in the fight against blindness driving the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.
Florida Reading and Vision Technology Inc. invites you to join the FRAVTI Team on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park by registering at
Founded in 2000, Florida Reading & Vision Technology Inc. has grown into a thriving e-commerce business offering more than 700 products to the blind and deaf populous. Already this year, CEO Lesa Kretschmer and her team have launched four new low vision products, sponsored or participated in a dozen events around the State of Florida.
To connect with Lesa Kretschmer and Florida Reading and Vision Technology Inc. visit http://www.floridareading.com or stop by the store at 650 N. Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311. Like what we are doing? Show us at facebook.com/FloridaReading.
About Florida Reading & Vision Technology Inc.
According to the World Health Organization there are approximately 285 million people in the world who are visually impaired, of whom 39 million are blind. Florida Reading & Vision Technology, Inc. (FRAVTI) is committed to offering safe and dependable products to those seeking greater independence. Founded in 2000 by Lesa Kretschmer, Fort Lauderdale, Florida based FRAVTI offers more than 800 products and tools that help those who are blind or visually impaired meet the needs of the broader public.
To learn more or order a product visit us online or call 1-800-981-5119.