Thursday October 02, 2014

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Make Light with Laughter to support CNIB

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By Chris Tataryn Journal/Brandon

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind is holding their annual fundraiser in Brandon, Make Light with Laughter, on March 8. The event will feature great rainbow auction draw prizes, a wonderful supper courtesy of the Victoria Inn ballroom, and the comedic styling of Angelo Tsarouchas. “Make Light with Laughter is one of the largest fundraisers we hold in Westman,” said Garry Nenson, Director of Development for CNIB. “We generally have more than 300 people attending, and have generated between $25,000 and $35,000 most years because of this event. While that sounds like a lot of money, the services we offer within just the Westman area alone end up costing more than what we raise in the area every year, so we always urge people to participate in our fundraisers whenever possible.” CNIB offers an array of services to everyone from children born with visual impairment all the way through the spectrum to seniors who start losing their sight with age. “Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Canada right now, and more and more elderly are being faced with visual difficulties,” said Nenson. “As the population ages, more people are coming to CNIB for the services we offer. Thanks to advanced in technology, we are able to help people with things like accessing information and employability. It is the goal of CNIB to help people with visual impairments to stay as independent as possible.” “Envision yourself losing your sight tomorrow,” he continued. “How would you be able to keep working? How would you be able to travel or even operate in your own home? These are all things we offer programs and services for.” Tickets for the event are $70, and can be purchased by contacting Ruth Baker at 727-0631 or by emailing ruth.baker@cnib.ca. So far 281 tickets have been sold, so get yours fast before they sell out.


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