[blindza] Fw: The sighted in blindfolds in eye-opening walk in the dark

Almost like a walk the talk for blindies, and a bit of awareness like my movie night thingy since they also made the sighted wear blindfolds.


Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

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The Malaysia Star, Malaysia

The sighted in blindfolds in eye-opening walk in the dark
Monday June 29, 2009

GEORGE TOWN: It was an enlightening experience for some 2,000 participants of the Walk for Sight
2009 at Padang Polo here yesterday.
Led by the St George’s Girls School band, the sighted walked blind-folded alongside the visually impaired in a meaningful show of solidarity. They were guided by friends who served as their “eyes”. Participant Irene Shiu, 48, said she came all the way from Petaling Jaya to support the event and
would return once the event was over.
The 2.3km walk in Jalan Sepoy Lines was organised by the Region 1 Lions Clubs and Leo Clubs jointly
with St Nicholas’ Home Penang.
The event was to raise funds for new equipment for the home and for its Penang Low Vision Eye Clinic
as well as to conduct cataract operations organised by the Lions Club.
Organising chairman Christina Choong said the event raised about RM60,000 and she hoped to make it
into an annual affair.
St Nicholas’ Home executive director Ooi Chee Khoon said there are 40 million blind people in the
world.
State Health, Welfare, Caring Society and Environment chairman Phee Boon Poh said Penang is
committed to create a barrier-free environment for all.

SOURCE

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/6/29/nation/4216863&sec=nation

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