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Valley Center for the Blind Hosts White Cane Safety Day Walk

FRESNO — The White Cane Safety Day Walk, hosted by the Valley Center for the Blind, returns Saturday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Inspiration Park in Fresno (see map below) to celebrate the white cane, a symbol of independence for the blind and visually impaired community.

Image of a blind person walking with a white cane.This event is also an opportunity for those experiencing blindness and vision loss to meet others in the blind and visually-impaired community.

President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed October 15, 1964, White Cane Safety Day to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness and independence. President Barack Obama also named this day, Blind Americans Equality Day in 2011.

Image of a blind man walking with a white cane. The Valley Center for the Blind celebrates White Cane Safety Day every year to raise awareness, advocate, and educate the community.

The group will meet at 10 a.m. at the Inspiration Park parking lot and the walk will start at 10:30 a.m.

Attendees will then walk to the corner of Gettysburg and Hayes and will walk back to the park until 11 a.m.

There, attendees can enjoy lunch and games.

For transportation questions and more information, attendees can contact the Valley Center for the Blind at 559-222-4447 or by e-mailing info@myvcb.org.

Event: White Cane Safety Day Walk

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: Inspiration Park, Fresno, CA 93722

About Valley Center for the Blind

Valley Center for the Blind is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to helping people who are blind and visually impaired live a life of opportunity, self-sufficiency, and independence. Founded in 1973, the organization continues to provide critical rehabilitation, education and training programs for people experiencing vision loss in California’s Central Valley.

Check out this video from the 2021 White Cane Safety Day! 

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