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Running for Braille

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EVENT DATE: Oct 04, 2015

Christopher Humes


As many of you know, I used to be a teacher for students with visual impairments. While I have switched careers, I still try to find ways to help out students with visual impairments. The technology that is coming out today is amazing and provides so much needed assistance, but because it is not mass produced, it costs ridiculous amounts of money.

So, I came up with an idea. There's a hard part, and an easy part.

Hard part: I run 26.2 miles (Portland Marathon).
Easy part: You donate to the Nevada Blind Children's Foundation (because you're awesome).

It's that simple. You can follow the Bowl-a-thon strategy and donate a dollar a mile. You can just give a fixed sum. You can wait until I finish to see if I'm dead or not. Totally up to you.

Here's a summary of the Nevada Blind Children's Foundation:

Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation (NBCF) is dedicated to providing information and services that enable families and the community to understand and meet the unique needs of children who are blind or visually impaired. Because Nevada has no school for the blind, NBCF provides “gap” services that these children so desperately need to become successful in life. These services are free of charge and include: educational tutoring, blind specific technology, special events, blind specific recreational activities, education for parents, support services, referrals, assessments, electronic resource and braille library. In addition, NBCF sponsors audio description at The Smith Center, which discretely delivers descriptive audio to patrons of all ages with visual disabilities so that they may enjoy the action taking place on stage. It is the vision of NBCF to expand our services in the near future and ultimately provide an educational alternative for children who are blind.

See, you got the easy part. I'll do the heavy lifting. Please help, though. Anything you can give will be of great assistance to these kids.

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