Cleveland Sight Center’s 16th Annual White Cane Walk will be held virtually on Saturday, June 5, 2021! White Cane Walk is our annual fundraiser to raise awareness and support for the blind and visually impaired community. We are excited to build on the success of our first virtual White Cane Walk last year (2020) and reach even more people through this interactive virtual format.
Please join us this year by registering to walk (on a route and time of your own choosing), donating, and/or creating your own fundraising team.
- "WALK VIRTUALLY" BUTTON:
If you are walking, you must register by Friday, May 21 with a $15/per person fee that will qualify you to receive a pre-event box in the mail. If you register after May 21, you will not receive a box. Walkers are invited to walk in the comfort of their own neighborhood, their home or even their favorite park at the time that works best for them on June 5.
If you are joining a team, be sure to read the instructions available once you click the "walk virtually" button.
- "DONATE" BUTTON:
Make a donation to a fundraising team or Cleveland Sight Center's general team by clicking "Donate."
- "TEAM FUNDRAISING" BUTTON:
Start a fundraising team to share with family and friends. Simply click "Team Fundraising" to start a fundraising team! Step-by-step instructions to create a team are available here. Once you have started your fundraising team, use these sample social media posts and email templates to help you spread the word to your family and friends about joining your team!
- “SHARE” BUTTON:
Click the share button to spread the word about White Cane Walk and the blind and visually impaired community to your networks! We have sample social media posts and email templates to use at this link.
WHAT IS A WHITE CANE AND WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT? White Cane Walk plays a critical role in educating the community about the life-changing impact a white cane has on the lives of the people who need it to thrive. Alicia Howerton, Community Relations Specialist at CSC, says this about the white cane:
“My white cane is a trusty companion. It enables me to be independent and have the freedom to go where I want to. It is more than just a stick to alert people that I am coming through, it’s a part of me like an extension of my hand. It provides me with information about how the ground level changes, curbs, holes, trip hazards, stairs, barriers and obstacles that are in my way.”