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White Cane Day Celebrated in Wichita and Dallas

By Envision Marketing • Oct 31, 2022
Envision Employee Jose Leal, his son, employee Terese Goren, and others enjoy the walk on a sidewalk

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Over 200 people celebrated White Cane Day with Envision in both Dallas and Wichita. In 1964, Congress designated October 15 of each year as White Cane Safety Day recognizing that white canes enable people who are blind or visually impaired to travel safely and independently.

This year, in Dallas, participants walked outside Dallas City Hall on Thursday, October 13 and then received the Dallas Mayor’s Proclamation. The event included speakers who shared about living their lives to the fullest and then lunch donated by our friends at Cane’s Chicken. “This event is always a lot of fun,” said Blake Lindsey, Envision Dallas Outreach Manager. “It celebrates the independence and self-confidence of people who are blind or visually impaired.”

In Wichita, the Mayor’s Proclamation was received at the City Council meeting a few days before the walk. Then on Saturday, October 15, participants met at the Advanced Learning Library and walked along the river to the Keeper of the Plains and back. At the end of the walk, the All Community CafĂ©, located inside the library, treated walkers to drinks and snacks. “This event grows each year,” said Hannah Christensen, Director of Community Programs. “It is great to see the community support and to raise awareness of people who use white canes.”