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White Canes Days

October 15 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm UTC+0

Throughout the world, the long white cane is used by people who are blind or visually impaired as a tool for safe and reliable navigation.  The white cane is a symbol of the user’s skills and talents, mobility and independence.  It also allows the sighted person to recognize that the user is visually impaired.

The white cane was initially developed and put into use as a measure of safety, especially in traffic situations. International White Cane Safety Day (October 15th) gives Lions an opportunity to increase awareness of the white cane traffic safety laws.  According to the World Blind Union, which is a global organization representing the 285 million blind or partially sighted people worldwide, “White Cane Day is observed worldwide to recognize the movement of blind people from dependency to full participation in society.”

During this day the Oxnard Noontimers Lions Foundation and other Lions clubs with 501c3 foundations use this day to help raise public awareness of the blind and solicit public, tax-deductible donations to help with research in curing blindness causing diseases, bring the gift of sight through eyeglass/surgery/medical examinations to the local population who cannot otherwise afford this service such as the local homeless, those in poverty in the United States and around the world, etc..

The Oxnard Noontimers Lions will be in front of xxxxxx soliciting for donations to help the blind on October xxxx, 2024. You will be able to recognize us by our clothing attire, brightly painted white canes, and banner. Come and help us fight blindness with whatever you can give while at the same time getting some needed grocery shopping done. To close, listen to a famous rendition at the Lions International 1925 convention in which Helen Keller asked Lions International to be a friend to the blind and was wholeheartedly accepted. Click here to view the video.

Details

Date:
October 15
Time:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm UTC+0
Website:
https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/resources-for-members/resource-center/white-cane-safety-day

Organizer

Oxnard Noontimers Lions Club and Foundation
Phone
8057602771
Email
tjtenopir@gmail.com
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