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#DoGoodSisterhood #ServiceForSight #DeltaGammaFoundation #LoveYourEyes #WSD2022 #WorldSightDay #WhiteCaneDay
In coordination with World Sight Day and White Cane Day, the Delta Gamma Foundation celebrates October 9-15, 2022 as World Sight Awareness week. Join us this week as we highlight our philanthropy, Service for Sight, raise awareness around sight preservation and share ways you can advocate for the blind and visually impaired community.
It’s important to separate fact from fiction, especially when the topic is eyesight. Delta Gamma’s philanthropy Service for Sight works to educate others about the steps we can take to preserve vision. This information from Prevent Blindness helps debunk common myths when it comes to your eyes. Learn more at preventblindness.org/common-eye-myths.
Guide dogs are a vital tool for many people in the blind and visually impaired community. Working with a guide dog can provide confidence and independence for people who would otherwise rely on others to live their daily lives. Check out these tips from Guide Dogs for the Blind to learn how to interact with guide dogs and their handlers and learn more at bit.ly/GuideDogTips.
This World Sight Day, find out what you need to do to prevent sight loss, and to protect, preserve and prioritize vision. #LoveYourEyes is all about being aware of your own eye health and if you are able to, get a sight test or recommend others do the same.
Share a photo or video from your chapter/group showing how you do good and support our Service for Sight philanthropy!
For people who are blind, the white cane is an essential tool that gives the ability to achieve a full and independent life. It allows people to move freely and safely from place to place — whether it’s at work, at school, or around our neighborhoods. White Cane Awareness Day is a way to emphasize the critical role that the tool plays. When you see someone using a white cane, remember that the cane is their tool to navigate the environment safely and independently. There’s no need to shout warnings or try to physically steer them. If they need any help or direction, they will ask! If you are driving or cycling and see someone using a white cane, you must follow the law and stop to give that person the right of way.
Learn more about how white canes work and White Cane Awareness Day at https://nfb.org/programs-services/blind-equality-achievement-month/white-cane-awareness-day.
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