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White Cane Awareness Day

Society's Assets invites area residents to join us for the celebration of White Cane Awareness Day on Tuesday, October 15. This local event will begin at 4:00 pm at Society's Assets, 5455 Sheridan Road in Kenosha. Similar events are being held on the same day nationwide.

In the 1960s, the National Federation of the Blind became a leader in fighting for the rights of the blind and in pioneering innovative traning programs using the white cane. At the Federation's urging, the United States Congress adopted a joint resolution in 1964 designating October 15 of each year as White Cane Safety Day and recognizing that white canes allow people who are blind or have low vision to travel safely and independently.

"We are spreading the word about white canes, those who use them, traffic laws, and accessibility in our community," said Tami Frentzel, event organizer and Independent Living Coordinator at Society's Assets. "We are grateful to the Lions Clubs in Kenosha for their financial support of this event."

Participants will meet at 4:00 pm at Society's Assets, 5455 Sheridan Road in Kenosha. After a brief introduction, participants will be walking through downtown Kenosha at 4:15 pm. The destination is Circa on Seventh, 4902 7th Avenue, where discussion, resources and refreshments will be available. Return transportation to the Society's Assets office will be provided as needed.

Registration for this event should be made by calling Society's Assets, 800-378-9128.