With the recently renovated Main Street, the Farmer’s Market and the Arts Market, strolling through downtown Concord on a Saturday morning in June is a wonderful experience. What makes it even better is when the walk also supports a good cause.
The first Saturday in June brought more than 500 people from around New Hampshire for the 14th Annual Walk for Sight, a fundraising and awareness-raising event for Future in Sight (formerly the NH Association for the Blind). These dedicated supporters raised over $100,000! The money will help the organization improve the lives of Granite Staters of all ages living with vision impairment. Through the hard work of these supporters, volunteers, and staff, Future in Sight is on track to double the number of clients they will be able to serve this year.
Gene Martin, Director of Development for Future in Sight, said, “We offer a holistic continuum of care that includes counseling, group therapy, occupational therapy, low vision and vision rehabilitation therapy, orientation and mobility training, education services as well as technology training. We work to educate the public about the advancements in medical care, therapies, treatments, and technology, which can improve life for the growing number of people with sight loss. Our services are personalized to meet our clients’ needs – in the home, at work, at school and in the community.”
There are many ways one can get involved with Future in Sight and we recommend that you come out next year and join their Walk for Sight.