FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release Date: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Category: 
Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)

National Federation of the Blind Congratulates 
Blind MasterChef Winner

Baltimore, Maryland (September 12, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, today congratulated Christine Ha, the winner of season three of MasterChef, a competitive cooking reality television show. 

Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: “The National Federation of the Blind congratulates Christine Ha not only for winning MasterChef but also for helping to break down stereotypes and misconceptions about the abilities of blind people.  She won the competition following the same rules as her sighted competitors and in so doing demonstrated the true capacity of the blind.  Ms. Ha is proof of our conviction that blind people, given the proper training and opportunity, can compete on a basis of equality with our sighted peers.”

For more information about the National Federation of the Blind, please visit www.nfb.org.