On Saturday October 6, 2012 the Florida Lions Conklin Center for the Blind will hold the White Cane Walk with Sensory Trail and Visitation Day. Robert Kelly, Executive Director, students at the school and sponsor Florida Hospital invite the public and all Lion Club members to join them from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Center at 405 White Street in Daytona Beach to walk with the students to raise awareness of what it is like to live with little or no vision.
Along the Sensory Trail, walkers can find out how to do everyday activities while wearing a blindfold or glasses that simulate common eye disorders.
Walkers donating or raising $20 or more will receive an event T-Shirt. Prizes will be awarded for the most money raised in various categories. There will also be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Lunch will be available for purchase.
The Conklin Center’s mission is to empower adults who are blind and have one or more additional disabilities to develop their potential to be able to obtain competitive employment, live independently and fully participate in community life. Its Early Intervention program helps children with severe visual impairment meet developmental milestones and prepare to enter kindergarten.
Visit the web site at www.conklincenter.org to download a walk registration form. For more information contact Denise Harlow at 386-258-3441.