Phillip Harmon is running to raise money for the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf- Blind Youth
Dear family, friends, acquaintances and people to whom I may owe money,
I am writing to request that you join 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.
The event will be held 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.
I have personally been helped by Helen Keller Services for the Blind, more than words or even financial support can ever adequately reflect, and as such I feel taking part in this event and trying to raise money is the absolutely least I can do.
The funds raised by Helen’s Run/Walk 2019 will be dedicated to providing essential Support Service Provider (SSP) assistance for the staff and students at HKNC who are deaf-blind. SSP's help with such things that most people take for granted -- 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 a room and what activities are going on in that room, and much, much more most of us can't even fathom.
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!
More than 2.4 million people have combined vision and hearing loss in the United States. They are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to live and work in their community.
Please help me in supporting as worthwhile a cause as there exists. Any amount, no matter how small, is greatly helpful and appreciated. I cannot thank you enough.
For more information about HKNC, go to www.helenkeller.org/hknc
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