Your support is needed....
Dear Family and Friends:
Did you know that more than 2.4 million people have combined vision and hearing loss in the United States? YOU can make a difference in the life of a person who is deaf-blind by joining me in supporting the annual Helen's Run/Walk on May 5, 2019, as one of my sponsors or by registering to run or walk.
Located in Sands Point, New York, the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf- Blind Youths & Adults (HKNC) offers individualized evaluation, vocational and training programs designed to assist people who have a combined hearing and vision loss to live, work and thrive in their community of choice.
The funds raised by this year's run/walk will provide essential Support Service Provider (SSP) assistance to the staff and students at HKNC who are deaf-blind. SSPs are specially trained individuals who enable people who are deaf-blind to access their environments and make informed decisions by providing them with visual and environmental information, human guide services and communication facilitation. A few examples of SSP services include reading a menu; describing facial expressions of people in a room; providing access to transportation; orientation to a doctor’s office explaining who is in the room and what activities are going on in that room and more.
HKNC is the only national, non-profit agency providing vital outreach, training and support exclusively to individuals who are deaf-blind, their families and professionals in the field. Now more than ever, they need our help!
Please help me to reach my goal!
For more information about HKNC, go to www.helenkeller.org/hknc
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