Join us for White Cane Day Walk 2023!
White Cane Day is a national observance in the United States, celebrated on October 15 of each year since 1964. The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane.
Please register here: https://forms.gle/arSPMEFXhQFa3jLe7. Participation is capped at 125 people. The deadline to register is October 1st.
Event Timing: Saturday, October 14th, 2023
Starting: Pike Place Market Information Center: 97 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
Ending: Washington Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL): 2021 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
9:00 am - 9:50 Arrive at starting place
9:50 am: Group Photo
10:00am: The Walk begins!
10:20-45: Walkers arrive at WTBBL
11:00am: Welcome Comments/ Booth Introduction
12:30: Event ends
WTBBL will host a reception and a vendor area, including the Department of Services for the Blind, DeafBlind Service Center,Guide Dogs for the Blind, Hope Vision Foundation, Lighthouse for the Blind, National Federation of the Blind, Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, OneCourt (UW), Snohomish Lion's Club and Washington Council of the Blind.
There will be a group of volunteers to walk folks back to the starting place at 12:30.
Select organizations will be making presentations. More info to come.
White Cane Day swag is now available Order now to ensure you'll have your swag to wear at the walk!
All items are sold at cost and no profit is made by event organizers.
You Cane Give is sponsoring a cane drive for this event! Wondering what to do with that old cane you no longer use in the closet? Is that drawer of used canes collecting dust and taking up space? Donate your old canes to the “You Cane Give” program. And turn that old cane into newfound independence for individuals in need.
Questions? Ideas! Alice Klein at [email protected]