Blind Pride Walks in Las Vegas…Say What?!
BPI is walking in Las Vegas to raise money for the American Council of the Blind (ACB) and BPI! Yes, we’re taking advantage of this year’s innovation to the ACB Walk fundraising, and donating half of our donations to Blind LGBT Pride International! Both of these organizations are doing great work, and could very well use more funds to do even more great work!
Recently, at the national level, we’ve finally gotten the Treasury to make the next generation of paper currency tactilely identifiable for us, we’ve made some kind of noise mandatory so we all can hear a “quiet car” coming, and we’ve got the government working on medication labels that will allow us to know what and when a prescription drug should be taken. Things we are still working on: getting Medicare to pay for some of the expensive equipment we need to be able to live independently such as “reading machines”, making sure multi disabled kids are getting the skills needed to be educated and prepared for living and working independently to the extent possible, and working to reduce the 70 percent unemployment rate among blind and visually impaired people. Believe it or not, there’s still a lot to do.
Here’s how you can participate:
1. Sign up with the Blind Pride team, walk in Las Vegas or “virtually” anywhere on July 13, and raise money from your friends and family. (Go to acb.org and follow the link to the Brenda Dillon Memorial Walk to register under the Blind Pride team.
2. Donate to ACB and BPI by credit card online by going to https://walk.acb.org/donation#main-content, or by sending a check payable to ACB to :
American Council of the Blind
6300 Shingle Creek Parkway, Suite 195
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
(please be sure to indicate that the check is for the Walk, and that President Guillermo Robles is the solicitor on the Blind Pride team)
For further questions, please visit our contact page at http://blindlgbtpride.org/contact and choose to write the President.