FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release Date: 
Sunday, October 1, 2006
Debra Canty
President, Sumter Chapter
National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina
(803) 775-5792

Sumter Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina to Hold Meet and Greet Breakfast

Sumter, South Carolina (October 1, 2006): To help celebrate Meet the Blind Month, the Sumter Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina will hold a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s Restaurant on October 14. “The breakfast will not only provide a wonderful opportunity for local blind persons to interact with and get to know other members of the community, but will also promote awareness and understanding of the true nature of blindness,” said Debra Canty, president of the Sumter Chapter.  “All members of the community, both blind and sighted, are encouraged to attend this important event,” Canty added. 

Location:  Applebee's
               841 Broad Street
               Sumter, South Carolina 29150
Time:        8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Cost:        $5 per person

Meet the Blind Month is the National Federation of the Blind’s nationwide campaign to garner awareness and support for the blind members of local communities. During the entire month of October, chapters throughout the country will be joining forces to spread the message that the National Federation of the Blind is the voice of the nation’s blind and that blind people are the best resource for learning about vision loss, blindness, and rehabilitation.

The campaign will consist of many nationwide events and activities that provide opportunities for National Federation of the Blind members to interact with and offer outreach to individuals who are losing or have lost their vision. The countrywide community outreach will allow the National Federation of the Blind to increase the public’s understanding of blindness and counteract the misconceptions resulting from lack of information.

To learn more about the National Federation of the Blind visit http://www.nfb.org/.