Blindness Awareness Events For the Month of October:



April 14, 2012, Give Kids Sight Day

Give Kids Sight Day

Wills Eye Institute held our inaugural Give Kids Sight Day. We screened nearly 800 children of all ages and provided vision screening, free eye glasses, and full ophthalmic examination where indicated. All of this is at no charge. We will again offer this service to the children in Philadelphia on APRIL 14, 2012. The Eagles Youth Partnership will be on site and provide free glasses to the children who need them.

Especially for children (0-18) who did not have or
did not pass an eye screening this year.

Jefferson Hospital - Alumni Hall, 10th & Locust Streets
Walk in only - No appointment needed
8:30am to 1:00pm



Wills Eye Institute

840 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA19107

215-563-5848 x 34

Tammy Murphy


September 29, 2012 WALK for BAM

One Step at a Time - Saturday, September 29, 2012

Walk Location:
YMCA Camp Matollionequay
1303 Stokes Road
Medford, NJ
(Adjacent to Camp Ockanickon)

2K and 5K

Registration Fee:
Adults: $10.00
Children: $5.00

Start Time: 10:00AM
Registration Opens at 9:00AM

Dogs are Permitted: Must be on a leash and properly behaved

Corporate Sponsorship:
$500.00 (Includes signage throughout the event)

Welcome Bag
Fresh Fruit Served
DJ Entertainment

Prizes Include:
Walker First Place 2K
Walker First Place 4K
Largest Team Participation (Individuals/Groups raising the most pledges)

For more information call Debbie Nichols at 856-629-9223. Email


Walk for Blindness Awareness Month (B.A.M.)

1 Pembrooke Drive

Voorhees, NJ08043


Tina Fiorentino




Leading The Way to Blindness Awareness Month

October is officially Blindness Awareness month. Come Walk with us Saturday, September 29, 2012, our "Kick Of To B.A.M."

Blindness Awareness Began with Louis Braille in 1824 when he created a 6 dot code to teach Braille and then again with Helen Keller in 1882 when she became def and blind. Over the years her advocating brought national recognitition to the hearing and visually impaired community.


Blindness Awareness Walk


Triathlon-Walk Flyer



Eye Injury Prevention Month

Eye Injury Prevention Month - Please see our website for details.


American Academy of Opthalmology

PO Box 7424

San Francisco, CA94120



October 1, 2012

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia celebrates Disability Month. Various agencies are invited to exhibit in Rotunda area to bring awareness about disabilities.

Event Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA19104


Sandra Huwie


October 1, 2012

October 1st
Mid-Atlantic Sports Day at University of Delaware
A fun introduction to some of 12+ recreation and sports. Pre-Registration required to or 302-836-5784.


Mid-Atlantic Sports Day at University of Delaware



October 1st thru December 14th

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Enjoy a exciting new program serving blind and visually impaired visitors at the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Our pilot Touch Tour program takes place in the Lower Egyptian Gallery where ancient Egyptian objects have been selected to be touched and explored. The program begins on Monday, October 1st and runs through Friday, December 14th.
Group tours will take place during two sessions every Monday.
Each session runs for an hour and fifteen minutes.
The first session each Monday is from 10:30 am - 11:45 am, the second session is from 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm.
Each session has space for ten blind or visually impaired visitors plus their companions or guide dogs.

The program includes:
Fifteen minute orientation and tactile experience in a classroom
One hour docent led touch tours of 6 objects
Braille and large print information about the Egyptian Tour
Individual tours will also be available upon request.


University of Pennsylvania Museum

3260 South Street

Philadelphia, PA19104


Trish Maunder Project Coordinator for Special Tours


October 1, 2012

Wellness Day at Camp Abilities at West Chester

Wellness Day at Camp Abilities at West Chester University
Time: 9-4PM
See for more information


Wellness Day at Camp Abilities


October 3rd thru October 18th

The College of New Jersey, Celebrates Blindness Awareness Month

The College of New Jersey and the Little Rock Foundation with the acknowledgement of Director Vito DeSantis NJCBVI) has joined effects to celebrate Blindness Awareness Month throughout the month of October. Scheduled events are listed below.
All Events open to public - free of charge.

Freedom Scientific 10:00 -12:00 day event
Educational Bldg -Room 212 2nd floor
Computer Technology equipment

Rat Cafe in the Brower Center
Performance by Rocco Fiorentino, 15 year old Blind Jazz Pianist
6:30-7:30 performance
Questions and Anwsers

Movie "blindness" fast forward" through parts and open for discussion
212 - Education Bldg
6:00 - 8:00 Discussion afterwards

Closing Speakers
President of TCNJ - Barbara Gittenstein and Guest Speaker
Room: 212 Education Bldg


The College of New Jersey

Special Education, Language and Literacy

2000 Pennington Road

Ewing, NJ08628


Mr. Jerry Petroff, Associate Professor


October 11, 2012

World Sight Day

Day of Awareness, Global issues of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. London, England


World Sight Day


October 13, 2012

Vision Walk

Since 2006, VisionWalk has raised over $7 Million to support the mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Over 50 walks are planned for 2011, including the 4th Annual Philadelphia VisionWalk on Saturday, October 22, 2011
Memorial Hall, Philadelphia, PA


Vision Walk




Presidential Proclamation -- Blind Americans Equality Day, 2011

Presidential Proclamation signed by the President. October, 14 2012


The White House


Presidential Proclamation


October 15, 2012

White Cane Safety Day

A booth will be set up at Liberty Place in Center City, Philadelphia where Associated Services for the Blind employees will be distributing literature, white cane safety posters and White Cane Safety Bracelets.

In addition, Associated Services for the Blind will have 2 digital billboards on I-95 announcing White Cane Safety Day.


Associated Services for the Blind

919 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA19107

215- 627-0600

Ms. Pat Johnson


October 17, 2012

White Can Tune Up Day in Lobby

White Cane Tune Up Day
Come and have your cane evaluated by a Salus University Mobility Specialist for various repairs. Free of Charge.

Wills Eye Institute
840 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

10:00AM to 12:00PM


White Cane Tune Up Day

Wills Eye Institute

840 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA19106


George Holliday



October 17, 2012

White Cane TUNE-UP Day

Salus University Orientation and Mobility Specialists will be in the lobby of Wills Eye Institute evaluating the condition of White Canes in honor or White Can Safety Day.

They will be replacing reflective tape and tips.

Wills Eye Institute (Lobby)
840 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm


White Cane TUNE-UP Day

840 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA19106


Fabiana Perla 


October 27, 2012

Make A Difference Day

Make A Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others -- a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Everyone can participate. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine, Make A Difference Day is an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October.


Make a Difference Day