BUTLER COUNTY ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND INCORPORATED via Crowdrise
October 16, 2012
EVENT DATE: May 05, 2013
This is the first year for The Blind Association of Butler and Armstrong to have the opportunity for runners to cross the finish line of the Pittsburgh Marathon. These runners will raise dollars for The Blind Association to help prevent, prepare for and manage blindness and visual impairments, as well as providing employment and employment training to improve their lives.
Each runner has personally committed to raising $1,000; 100% of which will go to help individuals who blind or visually impaired learn skills to live independent lives in Butler and Armstrong counties of PA.
On race day, May 5th, we invite you to join The Blind Association staff, family and friends in downtown Pittsburgh to cheer for your favorite runners.
Please help support these runners and their mission to help prevent, prepare for and manage blindness and visual impairments. You can make a donation in support of a particular runner or make a general donation in support of the entire Blind Association team. Look what your support can help do for Butler and Armstrong PA:
- $50 covers the daily wage for one individual with a disability on the job training at Out of Sight Shredding that prepares them for full time employment.
- $75 provides eye exam and eyeglasses for individuals who are uninsured or underinsured.
- $100 provides a preschool classroom of 30 children vision screening for early detection of eye problems and prevention of a misdiagnosis of a learning disability.
- $200 provides accessible technology classes including jaws software and zoomtext.
- $750 covers the cost of a year of transportation to doctor appointments, banking, shopping, church, and other daily activities for one individual who is blind or visually impaired.
- $1,000 provides a life skills class of up to six individuals to learn skills such as cooking, fire safety, and home maintenance for independent living.
When you race for The Blind Association, you support children, transition age youth, working age adults, and older adults who are adjusting to loss of eyesight and blindness. Help us make their vision for independence a reality!