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RSVP for White Cane Safety Day

In honor of White Cane Day, join us for the annual Close Your Eyes event. During this eye-opening hour, you will briefly don a blindfold and acquire first-hand knowledge of the abilities of our neighbors who are blind or visually impaired. 

This year we will have three events!

  • Tuesday, October 17 at Eustis City Hall, 10 N. Grove St., Eustis - sponsored by Carolyn Maimone
  • Wednesday, October 18 at Clermont City Center, 620 W. Montrose St., Clermont - sponsored by Community Foundation of South Lake
  • Thursday, October 19 at Beacon College, Burbank Hall, 118 E. Main St., Leesburg - sponsored by Beacon College
TIME: 10-11:15 a.m. approximately

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED—SPACE LIMITED! 
RSVP: by October 11 using the form below or to Shelly at sgerig@newvisionfl.org

Attendees will be taught how to be a safe human guide and then you will be paired up (so bring a friend or co-worker along!). One person on each team will be blindfolded and assignments will be given to complete a task with no vision, then you switch places. Teams will be expected to walk to various locations nearby within 4-5 blocks. Shoes for safe, comfortable walking a must!

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9501 US Hwy 441,
Leesburg, FL 34788

Lake-Sumter State College,
Lake Hall, Room 140

(352) 435-5040
Fax: (352) 435-6303

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Visionaries ($5,000)
  • Lake Eye Associates
Partners ($1,000)
  • Henn House Printing
  • Alan Hays Leadership Fund
  • Insight Community Foundation
  • Lake Sumter Lions Foundation
  • Women's Club of Lakes of Mount Dora
  • Comcast Business
  • Colleen Kollmann
  • Advocating for Kids
  • Amazing Race for Charity
  • The Marx Family
  • Harper Family Charitable Foundation
  • Irma & Orvilla Parker Charitable Trust
  • J. Milton & Nellie E. Hoffa Memorial Foundation
  • Carlisle Rogers Family Foundation
  • Matthew & Mildred Hunter Charitable Trust
  • Dorothy B. Crooker Steves Charitable Trust



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