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Ali Wheeler's Fundraiser:

Blindfold Challenge 2012 - National Braille Press

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BENEFITING: National Braille Press, Inc.

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2012

Ali Wheeler

THE STORY:

We are 1st year optometry students at the New England College of Optometry and are excited to participate in promoting this cause.

The Blindfold Challenge is a unique opportunity to raise funds and awareness for National Braille Press by running the prestigious BAA 5K blindfolded and assisted by a sighted guide. Runners are connected by a two-foot tether and will run the same course, at the same time, and under the same circumstances as the other runners in the 5K event. This one-of-a-kind event mirrors the experience of many blind athletes who will be competing in the 5K and Boston Marathon the same weekend.

Running blindfolded is a way for athletes to show their solidarity with blind and visually impaired individuals, proving that with the right tools and support, something that seems incredibly difficult becomes entirely possible. Each runner-guide pair has committed to raising $1,500 to support NBP's mission of braille literacy. Nothing substitutes for the ability to read and braille is the only medium for true literacy for blind people. You can help give the gift of literacy by supporting the Blindfold Challenge!

We are personally invested in this cause as future eye care providers, as the experience will give us insight and a greater understanding for what visual impaired individuals face on a daily basis.

We are grateful for your support in helping us achieve this fundraising goal!

Ali and Corinne

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To This Fundraiser

$567

MONEY RAISED
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  • Aiden Cwynar

    $10

  • Roslyn Scalise

    $5

  • Marie Hill

    $25

  • Frances Rucker

    $10

  • Kinda Romanos

    $10

  • Jeffrey Ho

    $2

  • Diane Ah-Kine

    $20

  • Jess and Perry

    $150

  • Monique Lis

    $10

  • Monique Lis

    $5

  • Nadine Solaka

    $20

  • Jonathan Andrews

    $20

  • Scott Herman

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anna

    $10

  • Steven & Julie Bacher

    $50

  • Nancy Carlson

    $50

  • Erica

    $15

  • Stacy Hu

    $10

  • Lauren Moses

    $10

  • Tommy Vu (Anna's Better Half)

    $20

  • Luke F

    $20

  • Mr. Magoo

    $10

  • Sandra Freund

    $20

  • Erika Freund

    $10

  • Kellie McMahon

    $10

  • Erynn Mayes

    $10

  • Jenna

    $15

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38% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $567 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Jenna

Jenna

DONATION: $15

5 years ago

Erynn Mayes

Erynn Mayes

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Kellie McMahon

Kellie McMahon

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Erika Freund

Erika Freund

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Sandra Freund

Sandra Freund

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Mr. Magoo

Mr. Magoo

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Luke F

Luke F

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Tommy Vu (Anna's Better Half)

Tommy Vu (Anna's Better Half)

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Lauren Moses

Lauren Moses

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Stacy Hu

Stacy Hu

DONATION: $10

Good luck ladies! 5 years ago